I’ve run two marathons in the past: the Outer Banks Marathon, and the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach. For OBX, I stuck to a very rigid Hal Higdon beginner marathon plan, and had really great results. At the end of that race, I was exhausted, but I felt like I was able to recover… Continue reading Putting together a race training schedule
Did you know that food is like…. really expensive? When I was just feeding myself, I didn’t even have to think about my food budget. I could very easily pay for all of the lunches, dinners, drinks, and coffee that I felt like without ever having to worry about not making my other financial commitments.… Continue reading SAHW Survival: Food Budget
I haven’t gotten out into the woods an done an honest-to-goodness trail run in a while. This week I have actually managed to resume a solid training schedule, so I wanted to make my ‘long run’ this weekend really count. ‘Long Run’ feels a little bit like a misnomer, because this time last year, 6.2mi… Continue reading Finding new trails
My husband’s family has a very strong German heritage. There’s quite a bit of German blood in my family tree, but my most recent German ancestors came to the US in the mid-1700s. Although that side of my family has retained a lot of stoic ‘German-ness’, a lot of those traditions were lost. I’ve really… Continue reading St. Nicholas Day
I can read again!!! Ok, so it wasn’t like I couldn’t read before, but I finally have enough time to actually sit down and relax and enjoy reading. I don’t feel guilty when I pick up a book anymore. I can actually immerse myself in the story, without having my mind race about studying, or… Continue reading Reading, I’ve missed you.