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Tuesday January 10th, 2016
2017 IS MINE
RE-PRIORITIZING AND STARTING NOW
2017 is mine! I own it! I turn 40 this year and I’m embracing it with everything I am.
There are three things I want to do more of and I’d like to say at least once a day, but I’m not going to set myself up for failure. I will just do more of these things: read, write and color. Seems simple enough, but I have failed at making them priorities in the past. I am a body in motion, I don’t sit until 8pm and I squirrel like it’s my job. READ MORE
Wednesday November 16, 2016
A Challenging, Rewarding, and Enlightening Experience
This blog is long overdue; I have procrastinated long enough. In some way writing this has a finality to an event that I cherish and maybe not so willing to let go of. After 17 long, aggressive, challenging, rewarding, painful and enlightening weeks, I did something I've never done before READ MORE
Monday October 24, 2016
Not Running the NYC Marathon in 2016
Still Committed to Accomplishing Our 1st Time Goals
Sadly my husband has been diagnosed with a fibula stress fracture and cannot run the NYC marathon this year. He maintained such a positive approach to the training program and substituting alternative cardio while working with professionals to determine what caused the pain in his leg, I had no concerns that he would not be able to run. Running our first marathon together in NYC READ MORE
Tuesday October 18, 2016
This one is for Mom.
I am many things: a mom, a wife, a sister, a best friend, a lover, a runner, a boss, a daughter etc.; but this blog is about the later, a daughter.
I have a pretty awesome mom and I’m certain I don’t tell her enough. I know I show her in some ways, but probably not enough. This is me showing her and telling her how much I appreciate and love her. READ MORE
Thursday October 6, 2016
20-MILES! Another All-Time Best
I ran 20 miles this past weekend! It is the longest I have ever run which concluded a week totaling 63 miles! Another all-time best! I love doing and accomplishing things I have never done before! I have quite the bucket list. And the best part about it is...READ MORE
Tuesday September 20th, 2016
16-miles: Prepping for a Positive Recovery
I will Fistbump and All That Jazz Because This Run is Mine
6 miles into my 16-mile run I was stoked! This run was mine, I ruled it! I was starting this blog in my head;it was gonna go something like this:
Double right hand fist pump, left upper cut, bump bump, hands in the air- waving them around like I just don’t care, chanting “I am a machine” grand finale being big Toyota jump in the air with a ta-da landing chest and chin held high!
Friday September 16, 2016
I had an amazing massage on my super tight hamstrings, the masseuse I went to is also a runner and works at a place specializing in sports medicine. This was the first time I didn’t mind it when he talked the entire fishing hour! Most of the time, I want nothing but silence, but he was so knowledgeable entertaining! He suggested laying off the deadlifts and squats for a couple of weeks, I did 😉 READ MORE
Wednesday September 13, 2016
Escaping the Bald-Faced Hornet
Runner V. Hornets, Going the Distance when Nature Strikes Back
I moved into my home in Lag-o-mar Virginia Beach three years ago this month; it was then I learned of this mean little creature who happens to be very attracted to me and the feeling is not mutual! I will not pretend to be an expert on the species and could possibly be wrong about the exact designation of this member of the wasp family, but my interaction with them recently had been more than desired. READ MORE
Thursday September 8, 2016
Running Shoes-One Pair is Better than Four
Hansons Marathon Method: Choosing Shoes that Match Your Running Style
Just last week Addison (my nine year old daughter) asked me what gullible meant, I told her it “was when you believe something you read or someone tells you without having the research or understanding to back it up”. She got it and a few days later I sadly had the perfect example for her. READ MORE
Thursday September 1, 2016
I cannot gain one more pound!
Hansons Marathon Method-Mixing it Up with Calisthenics and Strength Training
One would think that running 50-ish miles a week for nine weeks would make the number on the scale go down! Not fishing up!
Before the Hansons Marathon Method program, I had a pretty balanced exercise regimen. I ran 20-ish miles a week, lots of calisthenics and time on the hardest level Bowflex had to offer. I worked out everyday until I felt like taking a break, which was rare, every nine days or so READ MORE
Wednesday August 31, 2016
Hansons Marathon Method Week 8-Back in Business
Back on the Program with two 10-mile Runs
I actually followed doctors orders; I was very tempted not to after icing regularly, a shot of cortisone and prescription of meloxicam, my ankle felt sooo much better and I was very tempted to start running a day sooner then recommended, but I’m glad I didn’t. READ MORE
Friday August 26, 2016
Week 8 Marathon Training-Doctor Visit!? Check.
Countdown until #TEAMSTACY is back on the Run
I had an awesome experience with my new (one and only) podiatrist!
I have never had great relationships with doctors throughout life even after years of loyalty on my part, now that I mention it, maybe that was the problem, should have switched it up! In any case, I was primed with my delivery and was not going to settle for anything less than a doctor who was on #TEAMSTACY, even if I had to go through fishing 5 docs. READ MORE
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Wednesday August 24, 2016
Pain Tolerance High, Patience Not So Much
Hansons Marathon Method Week 7 Recap-Focused and Determined
I wrapped up week seven most disappointed since starting the program. My ankle has not gotten any better; slightly worse, just enough to get real and give it a fishing break. I do not idle well…ever, but definitely not when I’m focused and determined. READ MORE
Monday August 22, 2016
Running Gear Check
Absolute Running Necessities
I‘m happy to report that the struggles of carrying fluids are no longer a clash of the titans, Aphrodite v. Neptune!
I’ve found a @camelback that fits well enough to tolerate the long runs I’ve conquered to date, hopefully the liter it holds will take me as far as I need to go… I think I can cram plenty of GU and Gummies in the pocket provided, though it’s not conveniently located and I’m not one looking for an excuse to stop mid run. Maybe I should take up yoga so I can reach behind my back...READ MORE
Monday August 15, 2016
SUPing, Sangria, and a Bum Ankle- Week 6 Hansons Marathon Method
Trekking forward after a 48-mile week
Wrapped up week 6 not quite as strong as the previous weeks. Somewhere along the way I “tweaked” my left ankle and am not exactly sure how. While I have not sought out a professional opinion; I feel that it is a mild strain, potentially due to tight calves, 48 miles in the previous week, and/or spending the off day of the program talking long walks on the sloping coastline and SUP’ing with my hubby (sangria in lieu of pina colada’s). Who knows, but it’s fishing annoying! READ MORE
Thursday August 11th, 2016
Hanson's Marathon Method-Sunday's Easy 12 Miles
Gear. The Most Challenging Part of a Run
I prepped everything just right. I ate pasta for dinner and consumed 120 ounces of hydration the day before my 12 miles. I ate my perfect piece of toast with the slightest amount of peanut butter and honey for breakfast exactly 1 hour before my feet hit the pavement. I packed 6 gummies, 2 GUs and 20 oz of Gatorade and H2O combined. I planned my route strategically, picked my gear specifically, had my Epson salt bath and chocolate milk ready and waiting for my return. My run was so fishing frustrating!! I wonder, did I try too hard? READ MORE
Tuesday August 9, 2016
RUNNING-ANYWHERE ANY TIME
THE HANSONS MARATHON METHOD-WHEN SHCEDULES COLLIDE
The thing about using the same training program as your significant other whom you work with and have small children with, subsequently can’t run with is….. Scheduling. Who goes first? Who’s run is longer? Who’s run is harder? What time do the kids have to be at camp? Geeeze!!! One of the best things about running is that you can really do it any hour of the day no matter where you are or what is going on in life, even if it fishing sucks at 1pm in Virginia Beach in August. READ MORE
Tuesday August 2, 2016
This Blog is Dedicated to My Friend Danielle
Thanks for not bailing on me in the rain!
Just finished up my third week of the Hansons Marathon Method program with an 8 miler in the rain. It was 81 degrees so the cool rain was welcomed but the squishy sneakers were a bit of a drag. I kept my “easy” pace 9:24 and resembled a wet rat returning home. I’m so glad Perry was waiting for me on the porch, coffee in one hand and camera in hand (Not really!!) But I am truly glad that Danielle didn’t bail on me because of the rain...READ MORE
Monday July 25, 2016
Teamwork, Training, Togetherness-Prepping for the NYC Marathon
Taking on the NYC Marathon in Our Special City for a Great Cause
I was in my early 20’s when I ran my first of many ½ marathons and found a true love and devotion to running. Some may have called it jogging, sledging along, moving forward, whatever, I didn’t fishing care (FYI, “Fish” is a four-letter word in our house), I loved doing it! I set a goal to run a full marathon by the age of 30. Admittedly a typical thought process for an early 20 something, I failed to take some other important things into account like finding the love of my life, having children and starting a business. I failed to intertwine my goals and did not run a marathon by 30 years old, but I didn’t beat myself up too badly, I have a lot to show for everything else. I have learned to admit my failures and recognize my successes. READ MORE
Tuesday July 26, 2016
Interval Training-Hesitant but Hopeful
Hard, Awesome, but Hurt so Good!
I set into my second interval training today hesitant but hopeful. I completely nailed last weeks and was fearful that I would not reap the same reward of feeling like a badass (because I did, regardless of what I looked like). READ MORE