Guys, I survived my first week at the gym! If you missed it, my husband and I decided to join our local gym and signed up to work with a personal trainer for a few weeks. I….am….HOOKED! I found the idea of going to a gym intimidating and I was really nervous the days leading… Continue reading My first week at the gym
It’s been quite the week, hasn’t it? For me, it’s been an emotional rollercoaster. For those of you who read my blog on a regular basis, this won’t come as any surprise: I voted for Hillary, so when I woke up Wednesday morning to the news that Donald Trump is our next POTUS, I was… Continue reading I joined a gym!
As I was drinking my coffee this morning and scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, an article popped up about Meniere’s disease and I was suddenly reminded that I once had this disease. It’s crazy, but I had truly forgotten about it. Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo, tinnitus, hearing… Continue reading Meniere’s Disease
I woke up at 5:00 a.m. so that I could meet Charlotte in the hotel lobby at 6:00 a.m. I had a cup of coffee and then got dressed. I was too nervous to eat. I knew I should eat something, but I just couldn’t. The charity group that I ran for, Imerman Angels, had… Continue reading Chicago Marathon Recap Part 2
I’m an official finisher of the Chicago Marathon! I’ve been wanting to blog about this all week, but I’ve been just a tad bit tired. And so much happened on marathon weekend that I knew it would be a long post. There’s so much to talk about that it’s going to take two posts to… Continue reading Chicago Marathon Recap Part 1
For the first time in my marathon training career (including the training I did for my first marathon in 2015), I did not finish a long run. I was supposed to do 20 miles today, and I quit at 12. I’ve been dreading this run all week. But to be candid, I dread all of… Continue reading 20-mile run (or the run that didn’t happen)
This past week, I was sick with a cold. Seriously? A cold in August? It kicked my ass. I didn’t work out at all and it couldn’t have come at a worse time, as I started my new job and I had things planned for the weekend: an 18-mile run on Friday and a 37-mile… Continue reading 18 miles