Running motivation, running tips, Uncategorized

Don’t forget to enjoy running

Runners, love to run. However, it's not uncommon for us to lack motivation from time to time.  Most of the time, the hardest part is getting yourself out the door.  Fifteen minutes into the run, you feel great and you are no longer struggling to find motivation.  When you are finished you are glad you… Continue reading Don’t forget to enjoy running

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Fall is coming! Running Tips for Fall Weather training

I absolutely love fall running weather! Many friends are deep into training for their next big race, the camaraderie is awesome.  The temperatures are dropping after this long hot and humid summer and the scenery is beautiful.  I am so over this summer we have had, this year in Missouri.  I am kicking summer out… Continue reading Fall is coming! Running Tips for Fall Weather training

Marathon training, Running Goals, Running Log, Uncategorized

June/July Recap+ what’s ahead

I did it,I finally picked a race.  I am super excited to announce that I have been given the opportunity to run with a seeded bib number at California International Marathon.   As I wrote about in May (My next journey…)  my big goal is to chase an Olympic trials standard, and California International Marathon will… Continue reading June/July Recap+ what’s ahead

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Reflection and Countdown to the Boston Marathon

I am so super excited about my upcoming opportunity to compete in my first Boston Marathon. The buildup between my qualifier at Kansas City Marathon, in October 2015 and race day seems like forever.  It has been a journey and I can’t help but feel all kinds of emotions as I look back.   For… Continue reading Reflection and Countdown to the Boston Marathon

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Why I run.

I am very excited that we now have the opportunity to feature guest blogger Tony - The Runninger,  on Runcanvas. Why do we run? It's a question as a runner you get asked regularly from non runners that don't understand running but it's not a question I actually ask myself regularly. Why would you I… Continue reading Why I run.

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2017 Week 10 Recap-6 week before Boston Marathon!

This was a tough week.  Not because of the workouts, or mileage.  It was tough because it took me the whole week to recover from last week’s 10k race.  I shouldn’t be terribly surprised, I seem to recover slower than most of my running buddies. The fatigue and soreness will hang around an extra day… Continue reading 2017 Week 10 Recap-6 week before Boston Marathon!

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Waiting to set my goal time/pace for Boston Marathon

  The closer we get to April 17th, the more I am getting asked about my goal time for the Boston Marathon. I am also getting a lot of (unsolicited) advice, on what others think my goal time should be. Especially, after recent races. Some people look at me like I have two heads when… Continue reading Waiting to set my goal time/pace for Boston Marathon

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2017 Week 6 Recap-10 Weeks Until Boston Maraton

            Okay, things are getting really busy around here and it seems like everyone and their dog is getting sick.  All I want to do it run! HA HA!   It was a balancing act to get in the miles and workouts this week, I didn’t exactly follow my plan as written but I think I… Continue reading 2017 Week 6 Recap-10 Weeks Until Boston Maraton

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2017 week 5 recap- 11 weeks until the Boston Marathon

  Whoa!  I don’t even know where this week went.  I have been super busy, I feel like I blinked and a whole week went by.  I was a ball of nerves.  Knowing I had a race at the end of the week, really gets my nerves going.  It wasn’t a goal race, but I… Continue reading 2017 week 5 recap- 11 weeks until the Boston Marathon