This week has been a great week weather-wise. I am 5 weeks into my training and I am feeling good. It is time to find some races to see how I am progressing. I learned 2 key points this week… one from my coach and the other just by trial and error. Continue reading “Steamtown Marathon Training 2016: Week 5 – Happy Birthday Chris!”
Since I have been banned from doing night trails for a bit because of last weeks fall, I decided to spice things up by running on a trail I have never explored before by MYSELF. There really is something about the unknown that entices me to seek that adventure. It brought me back to my trip to Australia where I went on a hike alone to The Three Sisters Mountain. What a beautiful experience! Continue reading “Steamtown Marathon Training 2016: Week 4 – Montauk Getaway Fun Times with The O’Connells and My Sister”
The topic of the week is zzz… SLEEP. Yes, one of the many things necessary to allow your body to recover, but are you getting enough? If you live in an area like I do where there is too much to do and not enough time in the day to do it, sometimes sleep falls to the wayside. Or maybe there are too many exciting events to attend all in one week… like a Coldplay Concert perhaps? Continue reading “Steamtown Marathon Training 2016: Week 2 – Coldplay Concert”
Check out the highs and lows of this week’s Steamtown Marathon training. Here are some great tips to help you prepare for your next race. Continue reading “Steamtown Marathon Training: Week 1 Complete”
The girl is back!!! Yes, the day is finally here where I begin my marathon training with Roger Aspholm, my coach, for the Steamtown Marathon in Scranton, PA. The photograph above was taken a few days before my surgery. I would like to have officially started my training in June. My body was not ready for the intense workouts that are required, especially after my surgery… not to mention the sacrifices I have to make to put the time in for the training. In the end, the sense of accomplishment and the proud look in my kids eyes when I bring home a plaque makes it all worth it. Continue reading “Let the Marathon Training Begin: Start Date July”
There are a variety of reasons people pick up running. Whether it is for recreation, competitive purposes or getting back into shape, running is a simple activity that you can do anywhere and at anytime. There also is no age discrimination when it comes to this sport. You can be 3 or 85 years old, if you are up for the challenge, those legs can take you anywhere. Continue reading “3 Great Tips for Beginner Runners – How to Stay Injury-Free”
When most people think of running they see it as a solitary sport, which can be true in some cases. Not everyone runs at the same pace, the same distance, and the same time of day. When you find that right partner it really can be a positive and motivating experience. For me, it was joining the FinKraft Team and being trained by renowned coach Roger Aspholm, founder of the group!