First Attempt at 20 miles!

I've had a few pretty tame weeks since running the nearly 17 miles in Baltimore, which is one of the reasons I really love this Jeff Galloway program for the Dopey challenge, the last few weeks were only 6 miles on the Saturday long run (I say only, I know... to some, that must seem … Continue reading First Attempt at 20 miles!


Dopey Update – 11 weeks to go!

11 weeks to go until the biggest challenge of my life! 72 days - that's NOT A LONG TIME YOU GUYS!! It's coming really fast in my opinion... I'm starting to have doubts... will I really be able to do this? It's not just that it's my first ever marathon 26.2 - as if that's … Continue reading Dopey Update – 11 weeks to go!

September Update and Ragnar Recap

Let's see... where do I begin? It's been a while... A lot of training has taken place since my last post and things are going well. **Knock on wood**  I ran a total of 76.68 miles throughout the month of September... not quite the 100 that a bunch of friends were striving for this month, … Continue reading September Update and Ragnar Recap

Dopey Week 10 and Charles Street 12 Recap!

Theme for this post should be "Yet, she persisted" 🙂 It's been a pretty exciting week! My Tues and Thurs 45 min runs actually happened on Tues and Wednesday this week... Tuesday, I skipped my usual track workout because it was pouring rain - not that I won't run in the rain, I actually enjoy … Continue reading Dopey Week 10 and Charles Street 12 Recap!

Dopey Week 9 Update

I missed another weeknight run, so I only ran Tuesday at track and then Saturday for my long run. Tuesday's track this week was kinda fun, (did I really just say that?) I say that only because in addition to some of the usual strides and laps, we did something the coach called "straights and … Continue reading Dopey Week 9 Update

Dopey Training, Week ?

I know, I know, I'm a slacker because I haven't updated in a while. The truth is, I was kinda slacking on my weekday runs for 3 straight weeks because of nothing more than scheduling issues. My office was moving from one building to another, so the last week in July and first week in … Continue reading Dopey Training, Week ?

Heart Rate Training

So.. I went out today for a solo six so that I could try this Heart Rate Training thing out, and I gotta say.... it wasn't too bad!  Since I wanted to try this out, I missed out on a fun group run with my squad who went to a trail about an hour away … Continue reading Heart Rate Training

This Girl is on Fireeee!

This Girl is on Fireeee! ... and I don't mean the song ya'll - IT'S HOT!! Hahaha! Trying to train in this heat is brutal. It's getting done, it's just been steamy. I didn't update week 3 and now week 4 is half over, I just didn't want things to get repetitive. For the last 2 … Continue reading This Girl is on Fireeee!

Let’s do this!

So, my official training starts this week - today actually. I'm going to be following the Jeff Galloway Dopey Training program. I'm so glad there is a program designed specifically for this challenge. I'm tweaking the program very slightly to incorporate 1 day per week of cross training which will be swimming laps. The JG … Continue reading Let’s do this!

Am I Dopey?!

So, I've done it... I signed up to do the Dopey Challenge in 2018. For those who don't know, the Dopey Challenge is a Walt Disney World Marathon weekend event, usually held the first weekend of January every year. It entails running a 5k on Thursday, a 10k on Friday, a Half Marathon on Saturday … Continue reading Am I Dopey?!