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Houston Marathon Training – Week 9

Week 9 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon is in the books.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 9. In 3 weeks, I’ll be running 26.2 in the streets of H-town!  My mileage peaked this week and I start tapering it down here. This week was a great week for running. …
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2017 – My Year In Bling

2017 was quite a year in racing for me.  There were a few firsts – my first marathon and my first trail race.  I ended up running several races in a variety of distances.  I finished up 2017 with two 5ks, a 10k, a 21k, two 25ks, seven half marathons, and two marathons. Read on as I recap my 2017…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 8

I just finished week 8 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 8. There are only 4 short weeks left! This week I got back on track, I even squeezed in a short-ish easy run in my schedule. I’ve been missing those on my 3-day a…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 7

I just finished week 7 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 7. I’m not going to lie, this week sucked.  Between stress overload at work and #alltheguilt from the hubs (feeling neglected), I really struggled getting in my workouts.  I did manage to get in…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 6

I just finished week 6 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 6. Week 5 of my training plan, I took a week off from running.  I had started feeling a some pain in my knee the day after my long run and decided to listen…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 4

I just finished week 4 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 4. This week I continued my early morning workouts and Yin Yoga one night this week. Other than workouts, my week was pretty quiet. The hubs came down with a serious cold and I spent…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 3

I’ve just completed week 3 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 3. I ended my love affair with my snooze button this week. It was a hard break-up, but it needed to come to an end.  As a result, I made it to all my…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 2

I’m now in week 2 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 2 today. I had trouble this week keeping my hands off the snooze button. I could blame the late night Astro’s games, but ultimately it comes down to me.  By the way… how about…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 1

Last week I started my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  I’m recaping Houston Marathon Training – Week 1 today. This training cycle I’m running only 3 times a week… this plan has a day for speedwork, tempo, and a long run.  I’m continuing to incorporate cross-training and strength training. While my nutrition was pretty good last cycle,…
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October Runfessions

  Happy Friday! It just feels like we were here in the runfessional just days ago.  Fall has finally made it to Houston and we are getting temps that don’t make you feel like you are melting. The days are getting shorter… too short.  I’m ready for a weekend and a race, but first I need to get some things off…
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