Running in the summer can be just as much as a challenge as running in the winter. We might prefer sunlight and shorts over mountains of snow and layers upon layers just to keep us warm. But running in the heat brings with it a whole set of other challenges. But there are tips to … Continue reading Running In The Heat: How To Survive The Sun
In the past, I have blogged about my excitement for signing up for a virtual 5k. I have found that even though I am training for a more concrete goal—two half marathons within 4 weeks of each other—this virtual race was a great way for me to push myself during my shorter training runs. Signing … Continue reading Crazy Monkey Virtual 5K Recap
July 7-14th:Monday brought with it a fresh start when it comes to my half marathon-training plan. If you read week 1’s post, you know that after getting in my runs during the week, I missed both runs over the weekend. While Monday is typically my off day, I made up for lazy Sunday by getting … Continue reading Week 2 Half Marathon Training
Last night I was more than fine with not going for a run. Everyone needs a rest day right? After running 6 miles the day before (spilt between a morning and evening run), I decided to give my body a little break knowing that I am going to the gym tonight for weight training (and … Continue reading Are The Best Runs the Ones We Don’t Want to Do?
Saturday, March 29, 2013, I woke up energized as if someone shot adrenaline right into my veins. The night before, I made sure I did 30-minutes of yoga stretches for runners and would stretch again before the race. Grabbing a bagel with a teaspoon of peanut butter and a banana, I was ready to hit … Continue reading My Road to the Big Race: Part 2 – RACE DAY