Racing to the Alter and Crossing the Finish Line

After Rich and I were engaged, I knew that running would be a part of our wedding detials, it was the start of how we met and so much of who we are. I did some research, but didn’t find a ton out there that was really my style, but I knew in my head what I wanted. I didn’t want it to be super cheesy- I wanted tasteful with a touch of fun. My planner, Mindy, and my family were patient with me. Once I have an idea in my head, I can’t let it go until I try it. Needless to say, my pinterest...

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Bayshore Marathon Week 12

An unplanned rest day shortened my mileage for the week, but all in all, I’m pleased with what I was able to do. And, I’m back to really long runs. For some reason 13-15 miles doesn’t seem that long, but anything above that sounds/seems longer. Monday: PLAN- rest day ACTUAL- TRX class at Fit2Be I wanted to get in a strength type workout and saw TRX as an option on my Class Pass app. I used to LOVE going to TRX but haven’t taken a class since before I had surgery almost...

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Races, Places, and Volunteering

As usual, I’m a bit behind in my recaps, but I like being able to look back and see what I’ve done. Traveling for work doesn’t always leave much time for blogging and reading blogs but I’m home for 2 full weeks (OMG I’M SO EXCITED) so I hope to be all caught up soon. And, I hope to relax. What a concept. Week of March 10th: Monday: 3 miles easy in Birmingham. I had to make it quick in order to make dinner with all of my sorority sisters. Tuesday: 30 minutes...

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Training through the Holidays

Getting back into the swing of things meant delays on recapping the workouts. Back to 2013 we go…. Week of December 16th Monday: a quick 3 miles (27:04) on the beltline followed by private pilates session. That night, I hosted the First Annual ATL Running Bloggers Christmas Party! Everyone brought a $10 wrapped running gift and we did an exchange. Tuesday: Flywheel  Wednesday: 6 miles (55:16) around Piedmont Park early morning with Abby. I haven’t done an early weekday run in...

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Lots of Tacky Sweaters

Holy Holidays! Here’s how the past few weeks have been. Week of December 2nd Monday: private pilates and chiro appointment. I was extremely tight and my chiro had said that was the problem all along (probably should’ve called him right back when the pain started 2 weeks before instead of the doctor). He told me it’s my job and sitting in the car so much that is causing the pain. He guided me on my week and getting through the half marathon. Tuesday: 4 mile run in Birmingham...

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A Long Four Weeks

Today is officially four weeks post op. It’s almost comical how much I downplayed this surgery in the beginning. I acted as if I was getting a cavity filled. Here is an update: My lady parts still aren’t 100% normal. They are better, but still don’t have all of the feeling back. Definitely not cool. I must be the small percentage that can go up to 6 weeks with numbness.  I am still trying to ice on a daily basis. I can still only work a few hours at a time without being in...

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Happy Thanksgiving Yall

Ah, yes, the obligatory “Thankful for” post. I do think it is important to reflect on what we are thankful for on a daily basis. Obviously, Thanksgiving is the reason to really express what those things are and celebrate with loved ones. And, of course. Eat a lot. And hopefully run a Turkey Trot. For real though, I am incredibly thankful for many things. 1. My family Immediate and extended. They all love and support me and even though they may not “get” it, they support my...

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