Time to Get Uncomfortable! – Running the Blue Ridge Marathon :)

Hello runners, friends and runner friends! It's been a busy week and I've been posting lots more than usual, or at least it feels that way. Thanks to those of you that keep on reading. My last running related post was about how I'm currently running whatever I want to run. This morning, I ran 5 miles and decided to run 1 hard one in between, just because I felt like it. That is SUCH a good feeling to be able to turn it on or off on a whim instead of running my plan dictated pace or distance. I'm going to enjoy that feeling for a few more weeks, then it'll be time to get serious again. My torn achilles recovery was really tough. I wouldn't wish that sort of thing on anyone. Sometimes in hardship, lessons are learned and we grow. Rehab and recovery from that injury made me face many of my weaknesses and improve upon them. I started doing things in the gym that I probably wouldn't have ever tried if not for my physical therapists and trainer. They helped me in ways I can't begin to explain, both mentally and physically. It's partly because of that experience that I made the decision to try something with running that will take me WAY outside of my comfort zone. I'm running Blue Ridge next April!

Rehoboth Beach Marathon Training Week 10 – If at First you Don’t Succeed…

Some of you may have noticed that I didn't post anything related to my training for the last couple of weeks. There's a reason for that. I WASN'T TRAINING. Ever since a run the day after my 40th birthday, I've been battling right leg pain that seemed to move all over the place. After plenty …