Road to 50

Week 12 (Jan. 29 – Feb. 4)

I wouldn't describe myself as the bubbly, upbeat cheerleader type, but I do try to have an overall positive outlook on life. I try to see the silver living and generally expect things to turn out alright. However, in this Road to 50 Journal, I don't want to sugarcoat anything. I want this to be… Continue reading Week 12 (Jan. 29 – Feb. 4)


Staying Active as a New Mom

Being a new mom is hard. You can read all of the books about what to expect, but they never quite do it justice. Your life will change in expected and unexpected ways. My sweet "Blueberry" was an unplanned blessing. We had planned on being married for a year before trying to make a baby,… Continue reading Staying Active as a New Mom

Road to 50

Week 11 (Jan. 22 – 28)

This week I ultimately decided to switch a high mileage week for a cutback week. There were two reasons for this: 1. Chris' close friend came to visit us and we wanted to be able to spend time with him. A long run on Saturday and Sunday was going to make that difficult. 2. I… Continue reading Week 11 (Jan. 22 – 28)

Road to 50

Week 8 (1 – 7)

Monday  Rest Day – Happy New Year!!   Tuesday Training Plan: 4 miles, My Run: Strength Training Once again I swapped out my 4 mile run for strength training. This is going to make my muscles and even my bones stronger to support my race efforts. By doing these exercises I build auxiliary muscles in… Continue reading Week 8 (1 – 7)

Road to 50

Week 7 (Dec. 25-31)

Toddler sleep regressions are tough. Especially when you are running crazy miles. I spent most of this week sleeping on my daughter's floor, trying to get her to like her crib again. The end result was me converting her crib to a toddler bed and now we are both starting to sleep much better! Yay!… Continue reading Week 7 (Dec. 25-31)

Road to 50

Week 5 (Dec. 11 – 17)

This week was a mess. Not my best performance, but there are many more weeks ahead. Here's week 5: Monday:  Rest Day! Tuesday: Training Plan: 4 miles, My Run: 4 miles 4 miles completed this morning with my family – Chris pushed the Blueberry in the stroller. I like days like this, where we get… Continue reading Week 5 (Dec. 11 – 17)

Road to 50

Week 4 (Dec. 4 – 10)

My vacation is over, I am back in Seattle and now my training starts to get serious! It was hard to come back to the cold, running in mid 20's – mid 30 degree weather, but at least it wasn't raining! That made the transition back to the cold much easier. Being back home means… Continue reading Week 4 (Dec. 4 – 10)


Recovery Tools & Techniques

Let's talk recovery! This is an important part of any training plan, but even more so for ultra training. Proper recovery, like rest days in the training plan, reduce your risk of getting injured. Here are some of the tools and tricks I use to take care of my tired legs while I am training:  … Continue reading Recovery Tools & Techniques