I ran the Virtual Boston Marathon, finally! It has been a long journey with so many emotional ups and downs, right until the end. The race was nothing like what I pictured when I set out to qualify for the Boston Marathon in the summer of 2018, but I had fun and it was nice to have some closure to that goal. In true 2020 fashion, my Virtual Boston Marathon nearly got postponed. Who would have thought virtual races could get cancelled?! California has multiple wildfires all ov
Last Monday, July 20, 2020, the Marine Corps Marathon made the announcement that I had been dreading... the race would not take place in person but go entirely virtual. I knew this would most likely happen, but I was still disappointed when it did. I know moving the race from an in person event to a virtual event is the best decision, but having the hope of an in person race was motivating me to train hard more than I realized. During my hard workout this week I did not have
Happy Friday! Earlier this week Seth and Chris over at the Try Hard Things podcast featured me on the Instagram page. You can check that out here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-pTrorhsDo/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Seth and Chris are both triathletes and podiatrists. They challenge themselves to try hard things through endurance sports and that has helped them cultivate tools to overcome life's challenges. I am sure many of us endurance athletes can relate 🙋♀️. Which
Listen to this post inside here & you will also get to hear some of my embarrassing "pump up jams" in the episode: https://anchor.fm/margsandmarathons/episodes/Time-Trials--Virtual-Races--Set-Yourself-Up-For-Success-ec6m9e I have a bit of a (fun) problem at the moment. Since October, I have set an unofficial, personal best time in a "time trial," rather than a real race, in the half marathon, 10k, and 5k. I really hope I am still running well when real races come back 🤞 My
If you would rather listen to this blog post, click the link below: https://anchor.fm/margsandmarathons/episodes/Citrus-Margarita-ebvdt9 One "luxury" I have greatly missed since the COVID-19 quarantine began, is how easy it use to be to get a "grocery pick up" time slot. Back in the good old days (two weeks ago) I could place an online grocery order before my 5am run and pick it up at 4:30pm that afternoon. As we are all experiencing, that is currently not how things work.
If you would rather listen to this post you can click the link below: https://anchor.fm/margsandmarathons/episodes/5-Tips-To-Stay-Productive-During-Quarantine-ebvi0r While I can not say I have ever been quarantined (I don’t think many of us have) I was a full time stay at home mom for a number of years and that can sometimes feel similar 🤣. It took me awhile (years) to figure out, but there a few things I strived to do everyday to keep my days at home productive. Most import