Twin Cities Marathon 2015: Volunteer Report

Volunteering for and spectating at a marathon is almost as much fun as running a marathon! Scott and I lucked out and got to help at the very front of the Start Line Corral - directing people and keeping out the masses (and letting in the elites) right after the National Anthem.  It was so …

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TCM: Pre-race thoughts

Besides Boston, this is the most excited I've ever been for a marathon!  I'm 90% excited and only 10% nervous.  I REALLY honestly have no time goals, which takes away from the nerves.  Do I want to do well?  Of course.  Will I still try to run my miles at BQ pace?  Maybe.  If the …

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Twin Cities Marathon Training, Week #2 Recap

Wow - that week FLEW by! This weekend was SO fun spectating Scott's 100 mile mountain bike race.  Watching that made running a marathon seem easy!  They were working their butts off biking up crazy hills, through icky deep mud and over some technical terrain for 8 hours.  Looked SO hard!  But if was very …

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And That’s a Wrap: Week #1 TCM training recap

Week #1 of Twin Cities Marathon training is in the books! Summary: 67.5 miles running; pilates twice Details: M: 10.8 (9:06) w/ 6 x 10 second strides near end T: 10.2 (8:52) w/ 2 x 10 second strides near end W: 12 miles w/ 12 x 400m at 5k (6:55-7:00) w/ 400m jog between Th: …

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If Not Now, Then When?

Stumbled on this quote today.  Love it.  It pretty much sums up the way I've felt about important/major things in my life the last several years - work changes, relationship changes, even taking the plunge to run my first marathon.  But it also reminds me about the way I've felt about the little things in …

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