Monthly Archives: November 2014

Richmond Marathon 2014 Recap

This year’s Richmond Marathon was very different than our first marathon last year. I actually had a lot of fun! I’ll recap all my reflections and lessons learned in a separate blog post, like I did last year, but here’s a recap of our second marathon, The Richmond Marathon. Race Morning: We woke up at […]

Marathon Training Final Week (Week 20) Recap

Monday – 3 miles at 8:44 min/mile (plan called for 3 miles at 10:18 pace) I kept checking twitter to see when the Concert for Valor rehearsal was happening on the National Mall. When I read that Jennifer Hudson was on stage, I threw on sneakers, shorts and a tank top (it was WARM out!) […]

The Day Before the Richmond Marathon

We’re currently sitting in our Residence Inn hotel room in Richmond, relaxing before tomorrow’s marathon! I’m in such a different place than I was last year before our first marathon, the Richmond Marathon. Last year I was so nervous and anxious but also excited, of course, after months of build up and training. This year, […]

Polar Vortex for the Richmond Marathon

I have broken a marathon rule. I bought a new shirt this week and a new pair of long pants last weekend. The first time I wear both will be for the Richmond Marathon. An Arctic Chill will be hitting the East Coast this week, beginning around Thursday and lasting through the weekend. The low […]

Marathon Training Week 19 Recap

Only one more week left of marathon training! It’s hard to believe how fast the time has gone. I’m feeling ready for Richmond but slightly concerned for the very cold weather predicted. It’s still better than rain, which we experienced last year. Monday – P90X YogaX Tuesday – REST (plan called for 3 miles at […]

Friday Finds!

Last weekend, we stopped in the Nike Store and saw the featured Nike Shield Flash Max jacket for women. There was a sign next to it that said to take a flash photo to really “see” it. Of course I did. Pretty impressive. I love the cute reflective polka dots. I was expecting this coat […]

Stitches & Celiac: Running Makes Things Better

Life isn’t smooth. I’m trying my best to handle some bumps that have come my way in the past week. Mike and I are moving to North Carolina in a few weeks (!) and although very exciting, moving is also overwhelming. There seems to be so much to get done in such a short amount […]

Marathon Training Week 18 Recap

We are officially in taper time and it feels great! Last year, due to tendonitis, I completely stopped running after our 20-miler so I never really tapered. Monday – P90X YogaX Tuesday – 4.26 miles at 9:47 min/mile pace (plan called for 3 miles at 10:18 min/mile) Mike and I ran with the Pacers run […]

Two Weeks until the Richmond Marathon!

I’m excited for the fleece blanket at the finish line this year – love the design! Last year, I loved wrapping up in the cozy fleece blanket after the race and it also makes for a great souvenir. The marathon finisher’s medal features Richmond’s fall foliage this year. This year’s long-sleeve tech finisher’s shirt is […]