Training Journal

I began this blog in January, 2013, with the primary goal of documenting and sharing my journey towards my first 100 mile ultramarathon finish.  Over the past 2 years, it’s evolved into a much more personal and therapeutic avenue for me to work through my thoughts & goals and hopefully encourage a few of you to dig a bit deeper into your own.

As 2014 winds down, I am at once extremely motivated to push on with my goals (in running and in life) and at the same time I’m feeling a bit slumpish. End of Year Blues? The Type-A in me likes to make lists, spreadsheets and more lists; I like to have something concrete to follow, track and look back on in order to better determine what to do, what I DID, and what I can do differently or better the next time around.

I’ve decided to add my weekly training log to my blog as a way to remain accountable to myself and to the 1 or 2 of you (hi Dad!) who follow me regularly.  If you are a runner, you may be able to appreciate the special OCD beauty of writing down every run, workout & race result.  If this blabber bores you to tears, I won’t be offended if you move along! And if there are any other mamas out there who work FT, parent FT and are still able to run to your full potential by squeezing in the hard training, CHIME IN! I love and need the fellowship & inspiration.

So! My primary running goals for 2015 are:

  • Consistency, Consistency, Consistency! In mileage, nutrition, strength training & injury prevention
  • Qualify for Boston
  • Complete my first 100 mile trail race (more specifically, hopefully get into Cascade Crest 100 again via lottery and redeem myself from my DNF there in 2013.)

Here we go! I will begin adding my weekly workouts at the end of each week beginning next week. I love a fresh start. 🙂

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happy trails! photo credit Glenn Tachiyama

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