So, running. It’s been a little rough for me lately. Is it possible that running a bad race can actually take away fitness? Because ever since The Great Saga at Canyonlands Half Marathon, running has been hard. Like, I-haven’t-done-this-in-6-months hard. After the exhausting race and trip, I gave myself the requisite recovery time. I didn’t… Continue reading Disassembled: A Running Story
Well, after Day 1, we were understandably exhausted! With our newly-learned lesson to get to the park earlier to snag parking and beat crowds, we originally planned to tackle a strenuous hike like Angels Landing in the morning of Day 2. But when we woke up in the morning we were still really tired and I… Continue reading Hiking in Zion: Day 2
We spent the week of March 13-19 traveling in the state of Utah, hitting up a couple different national parks. For the first three full days of our trip, we hiked through Zion National Park in southwestern Utah, a stone’s throw from the Arizona and Las Vegas borders. The 229-square mile natural wonderland features everything from high… Continue reading Hiking in Zion: Day 1
WARNING: VERY LONG RACE RECAP AHEAD! But it was a disaster, so if schadenfreude is your thing, you may not mind. Canyonlands Half Marathon Moab, UT Saturday, March 18, 2017 I ran this half marathon at the end of a week-long vacation. We had just spent three days hiking in Zion National Park (which I… Continue reading Race Recap: Canyonlands Half Marathon
Oh hey! Remember this thing? I suppose it’s a GOOD thing I haven’t needed to update this in a while, right? In case you were worried this idea was dead (and I KNOW you all were worrying about my marathon spending log), don’t fret, training doesn’t start until June and spending log entries will probably… Continue reading Marathon Spending Log Update #3
It seems a little premature to write a “what’s next” post when my half marathon is still 12 days away yet. But I’ll be gone all next week, then running the race, and when I get back I’ll have vacation recaps, race recaps and probably some new house stuff to blog about…so now is as good a… Continue reading What’s Next?: Running and Training March-June
In just over two weeks, I’m running my first race of 2017, the Canyonlands Half Marathon! This race also checks a couple more of the “first” boxes: it’s my first race as a 30-something and, therefore, my first race in a new age group, and it’s also my first race in over 5 months, which… Continue reading My upcoming race(s)!