I've now taken my first toddling steps toward running again. It's painfully slow, but luckily not physically painful. At the end of the day, this experience, this injury - it's incredibly humbling. I think of the hours and the miles, the time and energy and sweat and tears and years now that I've put into … Continue reading Meditation on Injury
Throughout the first several months of the year, I had a nagging pain in my shin. I'm no stranger to shin splints - they plagued me terribly when I first started running, and I had a hard time believing that there would ever be a time where they weren't my constant companion. However, the longer … Continue reading Stops and Starts
It's been a month since my last post, and I have to say a lot has happened! I've been lucky enough to become the co-leader for the Nebraska/South Dakota Oiselle Volée! I'm really excited about the ideas we have for team meet-ups and more! I started my first official training cycle of 2017. It feels … Continue reading Time Flies!
A few weeks ago, I saw people posting that Nuun had opened up their application for 2017 ambassadors. I've been using Nuun for years now. My stomach never settled well with traditional sports drinks, and while I used Hammer Heed for a while, it was a little too high maintenance for my taste. So Nuun … Continue reading I’m a 2017 Nuunbassador!
Here it is. I'm past my goal races for Fall. I don't completely know what next year's race calendar looks like yet. And here's the thing: when I don't have a training plan to follow, I'm absolute garbage at consistency. Somehow time spent running will dwindle down to almost nothing, I'll grow lazy with cross training, and … Continue reading The Off Season + Lemon Orzo Chicken Soup
Like many runners, this past Spring I plotted my Fall racing season. My training would culminate in a trifecta in October and November: Market to Market Relay Race, followed by my A-race of the Kansas City Marathon, then a recovery fun-run of the Good Life Halfsy. That kind of happened. In August, I felt a twinge … Continue reading When You Have to Sit Out Your Goal Race
What now seems like many years ago, but has in fact only been eight or so, I took up running. My reasons weren't uncommon: on the heels of a bad breakup I needed a way to burn off some of the anxiety, the angst, a way to kill all of the time I suddenly seemed … Continue reading How to Build a Runner