A Running Reunion

Yesterday was the first “long” run of training with the group I train with. Long is in quotes because it was 7 miles. In just a few short weeks, we’ll be doing 7… Continue reading

Eating Locally

I was recently out with friends and was, once again, reminded that I have unusual eating habits. In my mind I eat normally, not out of defiance or to make a statement, but… Continue reading

Women at Work

So I realize many of my posts have been about women and feminism. This was not really my intention when starting this blog, but since training isn’t in full on take-over-all-of-my-thoughts mode yet… Continue reading

Breaking a streak with Hawkeye wins.

So, I’ve been on a roll recently. I went a month without missing any workouts I had planned on. I even went on a (fast) run Thanksgiving morning, forgoing quiche and other awesome… Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Jean!

Today is Jean’s birthday! She is lucky since she loves Thanksgiving and she loves birthdays, so the end of November is pretty awesome for her. I will start this post with a story… Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving, apart from having one less class this week and more time to finish end-of-semester-schoolwork, I’m celebrating the holiday with my friend Heather and her family in Virginia. I’ve never been Thanksgiving’s… Continue reading

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a great organization that uses training for a 5k to talk about body image, healthy living and other important topics with 3rd – 5th grade girls.  The organization… Continue reading

Back to training

The most valuable part of marathon training is learning to run when you don’t want to. As I said in a previous post, sometimes I hate running. During my first marathon, I hated… Continue reading


I have no problem speaking in public. I often say this is because my dad is a pastor and as long as I can remember has been speaking in front of people, so… Continue reading

ISO new energy chews

I love Honey Stingers. they are tasty and give me calories on long runs. But, all of a sudden in October, they started making me sick. I’m fructose intolerant and can’t have honey… Continue reading

Recovery sucks.

I went to a party this weekend and a friend was bragging to people that I ran a marathon (the party was full of runners). I’m still uncomfortable saying I ran a marathon.… Continue reading

Not running

I love running. Most of the time. But I also really enjoy other kinds of exercise as well. While marathon training, I tell myself I’m going to cross train a lot. Hahaha. That… Continue reading


After a whirlwind weekend in NYC celebrating my mom’s birthday, I’m getting back into real life. Only three weeks of classes left! So exciting! We had a great hotel less than a block… Continue reading

I need feminism because…

Recently I’ve been seeing photos from a project showing that feminism benefits everyone. I don’t know a whole lot about these campaigns, but the majority of the pictures are very good. Men and… Continue reading

Running while Traveling

I didn’t think I travel that often. Perhaps this is because, for me, “travel” used to mean going to another country and I haven’t been doing that much recently. But last week a… Continue reading

I hate [almost] every run until 3 miles

I often hear people say they hate running. Or they only run when being chased. I understand. I hate running too. For about three miles. Almost every time I run. For the first… Continue reading

I love my training group!

I had done three half marathons when Jessica caught me at a weak moment and I said I’d do a marathon with her. She recalls this series of events a bit differently. After… Continue reading

Why I run…hint: it’s NOT to be skinny.

For my 19th birthday, I asked my dad for running shoes and my mom for running clothes. And that’s what I got. I laced up my Mizunos and went out for a run… Continue reading

Bad runs happen. We just hope they don’t happen on race day.

Four days before the race I flew from DC to Detroit. When I got off the plane, my hips and knees were killing me. Like I didn’t even want to walk. Hip soreness… Continue reading

Preparing for my first marathon

I completed my first marathon last weekend. (!!!) But it totally sucked. I’m working on just accepting it and admitting I had a bad day, but I’m still making excuses about why I… Continue reading