It felt SO great to be back in a race again! I always forget how much I love the anticipation and energy that comes from the crowds while waiting in the coral to begin.Read More
The past few weeks I've been training for my next race. And far different from my usual road half-marathons, this race requires me to step outside of my normal treadmill training comfort zone and onto the trails. For the Ragnar Relay, I'll be running three times on three different trails in Atlanta over the course of about 24 hours. To say that I was ignorant to what this would require of me is an understatement.Read More
Half training this time around has been so different for me. In the past, I had no issue with getting up early to pound out the miles and consistently had powerful runs, whereas this year felt like I was tackling the distance for the first time. I've doubted my body and my abilities more than ever in the past few months and began to question if my body just couldn't push out the miles at the level it used to.Read More
One of the first bible verses that ever stuck with me was Philipians 4:13. I think it was somewhere in the middle of a steep hike up a mountainside in Haiti that I grasped onto the words and started using them as my internal anthem across all situations.Read More
I've struggled for a while with whether or not to bring my running into my blog. I wanted to since it's such a big part of my day-to-day, but I also was hesitant since I'm not some running superstar whose throwing out these impressive 8 minute miles and signing up for marathons every other week.
But that's not the real world.Read More