After I didn’t finish the Algonquin 50K earlier this month, I was disappointed, but not crushed. I definitely planned to sign up for next year, but I didn’t plan to run the distance on my own. … More We didn’t finish our 50K. So we ran our own.
I got to the Mile 15 aid station and Al told me that I didn’t make the cutoff to continue. But my reaction was actually relief. For the past few miles of the Algonquin 50K, I’d been thinking about whether to drop. … More I DNF’d the muddy, cold, wet Algonquin 50K after 15 miles
Well, in case you missed it, my January was certainly abnormal! I was hit by a car while out on a run Jan. 15, and after that, I took two weeks off to rest. I have now recovered (somehow?! I’m very grateful), with just a few small wounds remaining. I initially fully blamed myself, but … More Monthly wrap-up: My (2.5 weeks of) January running
I’ve been wearing the Brooks Adrenaline GTS for more than 13 years, and I’m excited to formalize my love of Brooks as a member of this year’s Run Happy Team. … More I’ve joined the Brooks Run Happy Team!
In a continuation of running in cool places on Delmarva, I started 2021 by running with my friends Nicole and Lisa in Oxford, Maryland. Since the pandemic has quashed further-away travel for me for now, I have been enjoying exploring local spots. Nicole and I went to Hoopers Island the week before we ran in … More Oxford a great spot for a running architecture tour and water views
As usual at the beginning of each year, I’ve set some running goals for the new year. I know we’re already into the second half of January, but I got a little behind in my blogging. Some of the goals I already had in mind, and one of them, I added yesterday. Here goes… … More These are my 2021 running goals
When I started the year training for the Publix Atlanta Marathon, none of us had any idea what was in store for 2020. Thankfully, in late February, I was able to travel to Atlanta, where I watched and wrote about the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials and ran the marathon I’d been training for. But after that, things started to get crazy because of COVID-19. … More Year in Review: I didn’t hit any of my goals in 2020. But… it was 2020.
I woke up Friday morning and started my workday from home. On my break, I ran errands for the running club and picked up a to-go lunch. Once I was finished with the rest of my workday, I figured I’d try to squeeze in a couple miles before a 6 p.m. yoga class that I … More I was hit by a car on an evening run. Don’t become the next victim.
Before I get to my 2020 year in review post, I’m wrapping up my December running. As I continue to train for the Algonquin 50K, I ended the year by running my highest-mileage month of 2020. I ran 139.2 miles. This was more than 10-plus miles above what I ran during any other month this … More I closed out December with my highest-mileage month of the year
Hoopers Island is one of those places that I’d seen the sign for many times and had never visited. Until December. … More I ran from island to island on Hoopers Island