I’ve been so preoccupied with marathon training that I totally let my 5th year veganniversary go by without notice. Doh! As of March 27th, I’ve been vegan for 5 years. These have been the best 5 years of my life. Physically and mentally, things don’t get any better than this. I’m not perfect and there… Continue reading Happy Veganniversary to Me!
I made these for dinner yesterday and they were super easy to make and they turned out to be my favorite vegan enchiladas to date! (Trust me when I say, I’ve made MANY versions of vegan enchiladas. Some good, some not so good.) First, a disclaimer: these probably aren’t the healthiest of enchiladas BUT no… Continue reading Easy vegan enchiladas
Hello! How was everyone’s week? Mine was great! Even though I didn’t get the promotion at work that I wanted, I still got a raise, so that was nice! I also registered for a research administrator’s meeting next month in Chicago, so I’m looking forward to that! What am I most excited about? Running along… Continue reading Marathon Training Week 7
I can’t believe that I’ve done 6 weeks of training! It’s gone really well so far, but the tough weeks have yet to come. This week I will have a 14-mile long run, which I’m trying not to be nervous about, but for now, let’s focus on the past week. I was pretty sore earlier… Continue reading Marathon Training Week 6
First of all, I want to say thanks to all who reached out to me after yesterday’s post. While it was very difficult to write (and even more challenging to actually hit that “Publish” button), I knew it was something that I had to do. My hope is that my words will give hope to… Continue reading Current Top 10 Running Songs
I’ve mentioned before that I come from a past of mental illness. I grew up with a mom who struggled with depression, among some other issues for which she never sought treatment. Several years ago, I severed ties with her because I finally realized that the “relationship” I had with her was toxic. I don’t… Continue reading The darkness of mental illness
This past week, I ran a total of 21 miles, including a 12-mile long run on Saturday as seen above on my trusty little Garmin watch! This run was a great run for me. I learned 5 important lessons during that run: 1. I did run/walk 3:1 intervals the ENTIRE run. I finally realized that there is no… Continue reading Marathon Training Week 5
Week 4 of marathon training is almost complete! I’ll try to get in a couple of miles today, along with some PiYO for cross-training, for a total of 18 miles this week. My long run yesterday was supposed to be 6-8 miles. I ended up doing only 6. I hit that dreaded WALL, and I… Continue reading I’m not sure the energy gels are helping.
I signed up to do this virtual half-marathon: Ready for Summer Run 2015 I ran it yesterday. After being sick for the last week or so, I wasn’t sure how well it was going to go. Plus, I hadn’t run anything longer than 8 miles since October. Physically, I just wasn’t sure if I was where… Continue reading Half-marathon #3