So this is it! After all the training, after the first marathon being cancelled, after another twenty miler, the time has almost come: Marathon Time! Marathon Number Four! Time for the X Country Marathon in Tampa, Florida - Alafia park, to be exact. Next week at this time I will be about an hour and a half into my fourth 26.2. Fourth!! I am so excited! Mom is coming up; … [Read more...] about Marathon Time! One Week and Counting
For the past four months I've been in full out training for the Ft. Myers marathon. I stuck to my plan. I worked hard. I had a lousy eighteen miler due to the heat but a phenomenal twenty miler. I was on point with my time, and I felt strong going into my taper. I was ready to go! Then, last week, I got an email: the race has been cancelled. Postponed, they … [Read more...] about Marathon Cancelled: Adapt. Overcome.
Oh, summer in Florida. It comes in around March and lasts until November. This meme from ABC says it all . . . Oddly enough, this year our summer is not only lasting a long time but the heat of the day is hitting the 100s; typically we are past this point and it isn't quite so hot. I can say I felt it strongly this past Sunday during my 18 miler. Rewind. 16 … [Read more...] about Long Runs, Humidity, and Mind Pain: Or, Marathon Training!
So, big news: I have FINALLY figured out my race calendar until the end of this year! It goes a little something like this: October 14, Tampa Hoofin' it 5K with my daughter and her soccer pals! Can't wait for this fun hometown race. November 5th, the Fort Myers Marathon. Hoping for under 5, but really just want to run and enjoy. My mom and I will be relaxing near the … [Read more...] about Upcoming Races! My Schedule is (Pretty) Set Now
Disclaimer: I received two packs of Brilliant Reflective strips to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews. I knew as soon as the opportunity to review Brilliant Reflective posted that I wanted in. I have a severe lack of reflective gear considering the … [Read more...] about Brilliant Reflective Review