Looking back at 2021 here's what I set out to accomplish: 1500 yearly mileageTackle 2 new strength programsYoga twice a monthnew PRs in 5K (sub 25min) and half (sub 1:55) Here's what I ended up hitting: 1650 yearly mileage338 active days125 strength workouts85 yoga stretch sessions1 virtual marathon (and Automatic PR) I only did one … Continue reading 2021 Wrap-up and 2022 Goals
December was all about closing out the year strong. I wanted to get the final run the year badge from Garmin and was slated to hit it until I got sick for a week. But I rallied and added on some mileage (probably much to my coach's chagrin) to be able to grab it. And … Continue reading December 2021 Stats
Started building back up a solid base after taking a break in October. Thinking about 2022 and what I'd like to accomplish in running... stay tuned maybe I'll have it figured out by the end of the year. No real races this month but we did continue our annual tradition of a family turkey trot … Continue reading November 2021 Stats
Waynesville, NC | November 25, 2021 | Our favorite race of the year! We are one of those families who runs 5Ks on holidays haha. Regardless of whether we can get into an actual race or not- since the twins were born we've run on Thanksgiving morning and I hope it continues til they can … Continue reading Turkey Trotting!
I ran a marathon this month! And then I took off a whole week. ALL THE REST. Then it was a slow build back up toward the end of the month and trying to plan out the end of the year. Looking forward to closing 2021 out strong! 18 active days80 miles4 strength workouts1 stretching … Continue reading October 2021 Stats
October 9, 2021 | Lake Junaluska, NC | FIRST MARATHON done and dusted!! I DID IT! I can't even believe it. And I totally want to do it again. haha. The post-race stupor is real y'all. But to recap... Leading up to the race in the taper I got super sick with a head cold. … Continue reading Virtual Boston aka My first marathon!
The highest mileage I've ever run. EVER. Plus I did TWO twenty milers - and one had some speed. I spent a long weekend at the Outer Banks with my grad school besties and they helped crew for me on my speed 20 miler. It was sooooooo helpful! I also did the Oiselle NC team's … Continue reading September 2021 Stats
September 17-20, 2021 | Kill Devil Hills, NC | A wonderful weekend away with my fave grad school besties. Actually getting to this weekend ended up being more a struggle than we thought! Possible Covid, crazy canceled and delayed flights, but we made it and we had THE BEST TIME. Cara ended up riding down … Continue reading OBX!!!
And I thought last month had a lot of miles! A fun meetup with Oiselle and the NC team plus I got strength back into my schedule! I also took a fun trip to Houston to see friends and run around Rice. Solid, sweaty month. SO READY FOR FALL. 30 active days179.6 miles9 strength workouts22 … Continue reading August 2021 Stats
August 27-30, 2021 | Houston, TX | A visit to see Caitlin and meet Mr. Connor!! JJ and I had talked with Caitlin before Connor arrived about coming for a visit to see her and meet Connor and play with Max. Of course this conversation happened in the golden window prior to Delta... So by … Continue reading Houston!