running

“YOU MEAN YOU CAN RUN MARATHONS, BUT YOU CAN’T TOUCH YOUR TOES?” STRETCHING – THE GREAT DEBATE

When it comes to flexibility, running works muscles in the polar opposite direction. There’s a really big scientific explanation for it and I could write a lengthy jargon-filled post emphasizing the body’s natural physiological adaptations to running, but one- as a grad student I do things like that on the daily and two- very few… Continue reading “YOU MEAN YOU CAN RUN MARATHONS, BUT YOU CAN’T TOUCH YOUR TOES?” STRETCHING – THE GREAT DEBATE

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The Month Before Boston.

Well here we are! Tomorrow will be exactly 30 days until race day! Every time I am training for a marathon it is always at this point where I struggle. I have logged three 18 milers (one more 18-20 miler to go!) and have been training since the week after Christmas, so needless to say… Continue reading The Month Before Boston.

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Six Weeks and Spaghetti Squash!

Six weeks until the BOSTON MARATHON! I still cannot believe I am going. It has been over a year since I ran the race that qualified me for the 2017 Boston Marathon and here we are, it's 2017 and 41 days out from race day. Surreal. This past weekend I had 13 miles and if… Continue reading Six Weeks and Spaghetti Squash!

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Spring Break & Self-Care!

I survived. Just barely, but it still counts. Since the last time I posted, the chaos stuck around and actually got worse. By the time I came home Friday I was toast. I am happily looking forward to this next week of no schedule and deadlines. With only 7 weeks left until Boston, I had… Continue reading Spring Break & Self-Care!

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Sunday Slow Down

Sunday's for me mean rest and recovery, oh and also lots of tea! I tend to stay in my pj's ALL day and catch up on homework while preparing for another full week ahead. I spent my morning drinking my favorite green tea, starting a paper, and clicking through the channels because this grad student… Continue reading Sunday Slow Down

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Two Weeks Down

As another week has come and gone, I head into week number three and I definitely am starting to feel the effects of training. The sore muscles, fatigue, and constant hunger are starting to creep up on me, however I am so grateful for only a 6 mile long run this coming saturday because my… Continue reading Two Weeks Down