More heart rate training and a new chapter


My heart rate training is continuing to go well and I’m finding that I really love this method.  Before I started the Maffetone Method, I felt pretty disappointed in my running shape.  I struggled to maintain a pace that was once easy for me.  When I attempted speed work, it felt like it was too [...]

Can’t find the words

I started to write my race recap for the More Fitness Half Marathon yesterday. Then I read that there was an explosion at the Boston Marathon. I can’t find the words to write my race recap. I can’t find the words to talk about Boston. My heart feels heavy. This tragedy hits too close to [...]

An exciting Friday night

More side eye

In the middle of last week, I started having pain in my shoulder and upper back on my right side.  I was in a car accident 6 years ago and I still have pain in my neck/shoulder/back on that side from time to time.  It’s made worse by lugging around the infant car seat and [...]

I’m back!


For the past couple weeks, I have thought about my return to running about every 10 seconds, every day, all day long.  Maybe that’s a little bit of an exaggeration, but I did actually kind of surprise myself with how anxious I was to get back out there.  I got the go ahead to start [...]

Test run postponed

After my appointment with the sports massage therapist a week and half ago, I was supposed to spend a week doing my strength exercises then go for a test run last Friday.  Unfortunately, I was still feeling that nagging soreness in my ankle, right behind the inside of my ankle bone.  I decided I should [...]

22 miles!

Ignore the 7:46 pace - apparently long runs make my watch delusional too

This morning, I tackled my longest run before the Rock ‘N Roll USA Marathon – 22 miles.  I’ve already done a 21 mile and a 20 mile run so 22 should be a piece of cake, right? Haha, I don’t think so. I was super excited about this run because it was with Team in [...]