Monday, July 2, 2018

Guess Who's Back...

Well hello there internet! It's been a little while. I guess I have some explaining to do...

I have talked a lot about being burnt out after the Disney Marathon in January. I was still running, but nothing crazy. I really needed to take some time and silently get myself back.

How do you do that? You take a blogging break.

How does this relate? Well, besides talking about running and running, writing about running can be hard when you really don't feel like you are doing it right. I wasn't to the level where I thought I should be and it was hard. I'm very thankful for my friends who helped pull me out of my funk. It took a really long time, but I can honestly say that I'm back!

I set a goal for June to run at least 75 miles. I have been really bad with running consistently this year and wanted to make it a goal. Well, not only did I hit that goal, I CRUSHED IT! I hit 103 miles for June and I feel great.

I have also been cross training twice a week. I have been going to 3Minute Fitness and I really enjoy it. I have upped my weights on every station and have really been noticing a difference in my abilities. I'm really happy with how things have been progressing.

I also decided I was in a good enough place to try to set a fall goal. I knew I wanted to return to the race where I hit my half marathon PR in 2014, but what kind of goal was I going for? How was I going to get there? I had a lot of thinking.

I decided what was best for me was working with a new coach. I am going to be working with my friend Toni and Relentless Runners for this training cycle. I'm aiming for a sub-1:50 goal time and we both think this is a super smart decision. I don't know where I'm going after this, but it is a start.

So that's a quick follow up on the last month. I'm committing to blogging again to keep myself on track. That's why I started this blog to begin with. Here are my July goals!

1. Run at least 80 miles
2. Continue with cross training
3. At least one morning run a week

I'll be running Rock 'n' Roll Chicago in a few weeks and it's going to be a great girls weekend. Training really starts in August and I'm hoping you all stick around for the ride.

In other non-running related news, WE ARE GETTING A PUPPY! Our Golden Retriever will be joining our family in August and I cannot wait! Be ready for puppy pictures, I promise they are coming!

Remember, you can follow along on my journey here, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! I love connecting with all of you.

How was your June? Have you decided on fall goals?


  1. Omg I can't wait for puppy pics! I swear everyone I know is running Chicago but me. You're the fourth or fifth person today that I've saw that's running it. I'm glad you're back in the swing of things. I look forward to reading about your training and I'm interested to see how you like your new coach!

    1. Thanks girl! You should come to Chicago! It’s a fun race!

  2. Formally requesting all the puppy pics please and thank you #puppertherapy