Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
Monday, October 8, 2018
|I <3 running in long sleeves|
Just a quick update! It's my first fall back in Western Washington after 10 years in Eastern Washington. The weather here is amazing! Especially for running...
Unfortunately, Craig has had a cold all week, and I've been semi-sick too. I've been toeing the line between still getting in some exercise and resting enough so that my sore throat doesn't turn into an intense cold.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Yay! It's officially fall. I couldn't be more excited for the change of season. I think fall is the best time of year for running, which is why I signed up for so many races in Sept., Oct., and Nov.!
The second race I ran in September was the Paradise Valley Trail Run organized by Northwest Trail Runs. We had so much fun! I primarily registered for this race because Craig loves trail running, and it was at a park near where we lived.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
At one point in July, I was feeling super ambitious, so I signed up for a handful of races when the prices were still low, without any training plan in mind. I have a couple of races per month for the rest of the year. The last two weekends, I ran two completely different events.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Last year on our honeymoon, Craig surprised me with matching race shirts that said "Owen" on the back. He planned for us to do our own 5K on our honeymoon, and to make it an annual event.
This year, we spent our 1st anniversary on San Juan Island, off the coast of Washington. It was a super fun little adventure! And of course this provided the perfect location for our annual 5K.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Sunday, May 13, 2018
I did it! I ran the Vancouver Marathon. It went really well, and I had an amazing time in Vancouver. I am super proud of having finished. I have signed up for 2 other marathons over the past 3 years, but could not run them due to injuries. This was something I really wanted to do and wasn't completely sure at times during training if I could do it.
Monday, April 30, 2018
The Vancouver Marathon is less than a week away! Last week for me was pretty hectic- and I think I found a job! I had an on-cite interview on Wednesday that required a presentation, which I was pretty nervous for but it went great. By Friday, the company gave me a verbal job offer. I haven't received a written offer yet, so we will see what happens.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
|The weather was pretty nice... so I had no excuse not to run for 3 hours... right!?|
I wasn't feeling up to running that day... I had run 5 not-so-great miles the day before, and I had just had a job interview that morning, so I really wasn't feeling up to doing much.
I think that BECAUSE I was so tired actually pushed me to actually go for my long run in a weird way. I wanted to prove to myself that I could run that far of a distance even when I didn't feel like it.
My goal: run for 3 hours or 15 miles, whichever came first.