8/8 8 months of torture in the books

Built Ford Tough., a photo by Ashley Ringo Walsh on Flickr.Ha But it wasn't really torture bc I loved every minute of it. Especially now, when running so much is like second nature. I'm feeling fit, fast, tough, and confident. Continuing to push myself, but staying smart & remaining very focused..& HAPPY! M- Early am- …

8/1 pain says hi

Another month to tackle. Bring it on, August. Bring it on. LOVIN THE PAIN. M- 4 set tabata group legs am 9 mi trail 1 set tabata pm T- 4.5m night run with Dave & Ben 45min tempo midnight run 1 set tabata pm W- 6mi paved early early am 10mi trail am 4 set …

7/24 vacation running

Nothing can curb your discipline like a week or so at the beach... Not me. My alarm has gone off at 4:30 every day (besides my recovery day) for an early morning long run. And knowing I have some doubters, well honestly, that's just a ton more fuel to my fire. Nothing feeds my drive …

7/17 week 1 back in the mid 100s

Fiercely facing all of my giants, and guess what? It's freakin' easy.. Stone to the head & they're dead. I'm full of mental and emotional ammo and I'm using absolutely everything in my arsenal to wreak havoc on my mileage. BUT I'm saving the best for last. First week shaped out like this- S: AM …

Cutting loose for a bit-

So after this uploads, I'm disconnecting my phone & Internet. If you need me, or want to run with me.. You're seriously going to have to come knock on my door and hope I'm not out training. Mileage is increasing to 140 a week, mainly on mountains and one mile repeats. Daniel is training me …

Training resumed 7/10

I set out to do a hike, and ended up running 12 miles on trails.. Oops. It was definitely labored & hard, but I expected that. No chest pains like before. Just a general out of shape feeling from laying in the bed for several days on end. I don't plan to start knocking off …

Refined by Fire in the Fort Clinch Furnace

**Forgive me for not editing this thing. It's a rough read. I typed it on my phone, mainly in the middle of the night, and over the course of a few days with my kids constantly vying for my attention! I'll take a look at it again when I get to a computer, but I'm …

6/20 – taper

view from yesterday's night run^ Man... Yesterday's runs were phenomenal. Gosh. Just pure running, thick with raw emotion. ..YOU KNOW.. Just one of THOSE days!! I'm such a woman. 🙂 I often feel thankful just to be running, feeling, enjoying...breathing. I spend a lot of time in deep prayer during my runs. Yesterday was no …

6/13

"..give me a sign, show me where to look and tell me what will I find..." ----- You always think you are working hard, until you meet someone that puts your efforts to shame. My goal is to NEVER meet that person.. Even though I know they are out there:). Heading towards another 100+ week …

6/6

This week was a family vacay, so it wasnt too terribly hard to ignore the urge to run. I will say my nights were riddled with crazy dreams, longing for a 20+, but I kept my cool. Walking over 20miles helped a little bit Mon- 7mi speed. .75 on, .25 moderate300 rep core Tue- Disney …