We all know that running is difficult and takes a lot of courage, strength and determination to do it. But most of all you have to conquer lots of fears. Once you have gotten all of that out of the way, because TRUST me…you will. I believe in all of you. Most of you already have overcome all of that already. Just taking that first … Continue reading Running in comfort
Most of us are either training, or coming out of or are thinking about training for a marathon. And whether it’s your 1st or 21st marathon, you still have to train properly and have to be smart about it. 26.2 miles is no east feat and you have to be kind to your body not just your legs. Because it’s a whole body working progress … Continue reading Tips for your marathon from Cigna
This is it everyone! The race of my dreams is JUST around the corner! I can’t believe this is all happening! It has been such a roller coaster with my training but I do feel ready and I do feel good going into the NYC Marathon. I am getting all my stuff together and packing my bags. I don’t want to forget anything so I … Continue reading New York, I am packing my bags!
If you read my last blog post, then you all know how amazing and helpful coach Kastor is. He has been running for a pretty long time, lots of cross-country, track, and road running. He has a degree in Exercise Physiology. After graduating college, he created and coached a non-profit running club called the High Sierra Striders. He is now the head coach for the ASICS Mammoth Track Club … Continue reading #GoRunIt with Coach Kastor
Being part of teamASICS for the New York City Marathon has been an incredible journey so far. I’ve made lots of new friends, connected with amazing, inspiring people, and have had my own coach! Andrew Kastor, better known as coach Kastor, has been an incredible tool in my training. A little bit about him…Coach Kastor has been running for a pretty long time, lots of … Continue reading A letter to my coach
Everyone has challenges, many have battles we know nothing about. That is why training is so important. Sometimes things don’t happen as well plan so with training so far in advance, we have plenty of time to try and try again. If you have a bad run, or going through a bad streak, keep trying. Change things up, run the opposite way, run at a … Continue reading We all face challenges
The training for my dream race continues! It has been a little tough at times but nothing I can’t overcome. The weather here in Orlando continues to interfere in my training. Now that I am well into the double digits, I much prefer to run outdoors. We dodged a rain filled tropical storm, and still battling with heat in the low 100s. I had a … Continue reading A path with no obstacles, probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Training for the New York City Marathon continues. I am doing my best to head out onto the trails but it’s been difficult. Since the heat here has been in the crazy triple digits, I have no choice but to run indoors. As crazy as it sounds, because I have been living in FL almost all my life, I don’t do well running in the … Continue reading “The best is yet to come..” -Frank Sinatra
When you think about running, you imagine a beautiful trail, comfortably paved roads, some tall trees to add some shade….sounds perfect right? So what do you do on the days that the rain storm outside looks like a monsoon? Or its so cold outside your hands freeze going to get the mail?….You hit the treadmill!!! I do love a good run in the rain…there is … Continue reading Beat the treadmill blues
As of April 1, I am officially in NYC Marathon mode. I create my own training schedule that fits to my abilities. So far it has been 3 to 4 miles every other day. I am starting off slow and easy. I make my schedules knowing where my weaknesses are and what I need to work on. I do have some speed intervals scheduled later … Continue reading Training for the NYC Marathon begins