Slow and Steady Five

After giving my tired legs an extra day of rest yesterday after Saturday's softball tournament, I got back to half marathon training this morning. Have I mentioned here before how much I hate summer humidity? It was at 90 percent when I left the house. So even though the temperature was only about 70 degrees, it was still pretty nasty out. But, I just took it nice and slow since my legs were still pretty shot from softball, and I managed to survive. I didn't take Garmin so I don't have … [Continue reading]

Softball playoffs weekend one

Who knew a day-long softball tournament would leave my quads so sore two days later? I think they've been less tight after some half marathons than they are right now. But I'm not really complaining because my Senate league softball team rocked in the playoffs this year and landed ourselves in the championship game for the first time in the like 28-year history of the team. Unfortunately we lost in the championship game 6-4, which was a huge bummer, but overall the day was pretty … [Continue reading]

Thoughts Before, During and After Today’s Run

Thoughts Before Today's Run: Ugh, I hate all my running routes. I need to move just so I have new places to run. Seriously, I've run all the trails around me a million times. I need to text Megan and set up a running date. Ughhh I hate all the music on my iPod. Need some new music suggestions stat. Ughh I hate running after work, but it's so nice out. I should really take advantage of the gorgeous weather. Ohh look I found a cute running outfit in my closet that's clean. … [Continue reading]

Oh Look a New Blog Post!

Hi friends, remember me? It's OK if you don't, I know it's been a pretty long time since I've blogged. Me with my BF Testudo The reasoning is two-fold: 1. I just haven't had much to say and 2. I was really burnt out on the whole blogging thing and just needed a break. My summer has been pretty busy, but in a few weeks my fall is going to be even crazier as I try to balance the start of grad school with the start of my semester teaching at Maryland, regular work and half marathon … [Continue reading]

Summer Half Training

Every year I tell myself I'm not going to sign up for an early fall half marathon because training through the DC heat and humidity in July and August is just brutal. And then just about every year, I find myself throwing down money for a half marathon in September. This year is no different. All hopped up on post-race endorphins after Shamrock back in March, Emily and I threw down the entry fee for the Navy-Air Force half marathon in early September. Diana, Aila, me and Emily … [Continue reading]

My body isn’t built to streak

We're officially 22 days into the Runner's World running streak, and for the past three weeks I have religiously been running every day. Some days just a mile to make sure I get my distance to qualify -- other days 3-5 milers. It's been a good run, but I think my streak is coming to a very premature end. I've noticed a nagging in my left hamstring since Saturday. I'm not sure if I did something specific to irritate it in my softball double-header Saturday morning or if it's just sore … [Continue reading]

Happy National Running Day!

Happy National Running Day friends! I hope you all go out and get in some miles today to celebrate. I woke up early this morning to knock out a short four miler before my day was overrun with work projects and before it got to be a million degrees outside. Summer humidity is hitting DC hard this week, and I was very glad I didn't wear my Garmin on this morning's run. I would not have enjoyed seeing my pace. It felt slow and labored. But the miles are done, the running streak is … [Continue reading]