Grandma's Marathon - What I Learned This Cycle + Goals For Race Day

Wow, wow, wow. I can’t believe its finally race week! Agh this training cycle has gone on forever, but that’s what happens when you feel like you need more time to get back to distance. I learned so much this training cycle, and while I’ve still got a few days left before its over and I’m sure I will have lots of post-race reflections, I wanted to take a minute to share a few of those things with you along with my goals for race day.

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2019 Boston Marathon Race Recap

A week later and I’m definitely still riding that post-Boston marathon high! I am still so in awe of how amazing the day felt and how much I fully enjoyed the race experience. It was everything I hoped it would be. I wanted to link you up to my 2017 Boston Recap post because the post race thoughts on Boston at that point resonate with me now. This race is hard to race. I felt lucky I wasn’t out for blood this year, because I would’ve been wrecked. Lowering my expectations and running this race for fun brought back all the love I missed out on two years ago.

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How to Program Your Garmin - Advanced Workout Tutorial Video

The advanced workouts feature really takes the guess work out of doing a workout and allows you to focus in on just getting it done. No more writing it on your hand in sharpie or trying to memorize the workout before you head out. The video goes over how to input a workout and sync it to your watch on a desktop/laptop (my preferred method), or through the app on your phone over bluetooth.

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Boston Marathon Tips!

We’re officially a week out from Boston and it’s time for all the excitement! This will be my second time running Boston - last time was in that 2017 heat wave! I know there are tons of blog posts out there about how to approach this weekend and race, but I thought it would be a good idea to put together a post for first timers and for myself as I’ve had the chance to revisit my first Boston experience and some of the things I wish I’d done differently.

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Recovery Tips + Tricks

A few weeks ago, I did an Instagram Q&A and received a question on what I do for recovery aside from my compression boots (Rabid Reboot) and easy running. This question made it clear that I don’t share enough of the things I’m doing to help my body recover from tough workouts and high mileage weeks if people think all I’m doing is laying in recovery boots and doing recovery running.

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