It’s true. You can fall out of love.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news.  But it’s true.  You can fall out of love.  And I did.  With running. Most of you have heard about my marathon experience.  While it was one of the top 3 hardest things I’ve done in my life, it was also the most rewarding.  But I’m…

The OKC Memorial Marathon: final installment

I ran a marathon. Have you ever wanted something really bad, but knew it was going to be painful getting it?  That is what running a marathon was for me.  I wanted it so bad, but I kicked and screamed getting there.  I may have even cried a few times. Because you’ve been with me…

Meet Misty

It’s a bit of a landmark day.  I ran my last training run for this Sunday’s marathon with my training partner, Misty.  It was a nice short 3 miles.  I thought maybe I should reminisce during my run, but instead went with the Pandora station “Summer Hits of the 2000’s” (Now I ain’t sayin she…

The 20 miler…..

I said I would NEVER run a marathon.  And I haven’t.  Yet.  But I did run 20 miles. It is the longest run of the training season.  Not quite sure how you prepare yourself to run 20 miles.  Other than don’t think about it.  I bought myself a new water belt in the hopes that…

Marathon Training: Week 13

Did you think I had quit?  It’s been a few weeks since I’ve had a marathon training update.  It’s be a tumultuous few weeks when it comes to training.  It started with a bout of planters fasciitis.  (I never thought I’d be blogging about my running injuries.  My apologies)  For those who don’t know what…

Marathon Training Week #7 – When Amy got her groove back.

It’s true.  I got my groove back.  And I owe it to Sam Hunt singing about breaking up in a small town, peppermint essential oil in my water bottle, and people who tell me I can’t quit. I’m almost at the halfway point of this maddening, rewarding journey.  For those people who told me the…

I don’t suck at running!! – Marathon Training Week 5

I got to spend an extended weekend on the east coast for a little business trip/trip to see my sis.  After they got hit with snow the week before I was a little concerned but the weather was amazing and I could still look at the beautiful snow that was sticking around. I heart Oklahoma….

Marathon Training Week 4 – Just kill me now

12 miles was what the plan called for on Saturday.  It was a nice 28 degrees and we were running by the Oklahoma River, which I have only done once so that was a nice change of pace.  The first 6 miles were great.  And then I don’t know what happened to me.  I literally…

Marathon training Week 4 – Lessons 2-8

I get why not everyone trains for a marathon.  And while I respected those who have gone before me and crossed that line, I have even more respect.  Especially those who have lives other than their running careers.  Here are the lessons I’ve learned from weeks 3 and 4. 2.  I want to quit every…

Marathon training Lesson #1

It is week 2 of Marathon training and I have already learned a lesson the hard way, of course. Because that is my style – to learn lessons the hard way. Lesson #1 :  Do not, under any circumstance, even if it’s snowing and sub freezing temperatures, miss your Saturday long run. I was watching…

HAPPY NATIONAL RUNNING DAY!

It’s Nation Running Day!  Did you run today? I think it deserves a My Top 10 Favorite things about running list. 1.  When I run by myself, I always win. 2.  I have a reason to buy new shoes every 6 months. 3.  If I’m ticked, I can “run it out” and I usually have…

Humidity, spitting, and my serious lack of motivation.

I’ve got this problem, here in the month of May.  Its called exercise motivation.  I have none. Zero. Zilch. Nada.  For someone who prides themselves (that is my first problem, pride goes before a fall, Amy), in self motivation and challenging oneself, this is a large blow.  Its been raining, and raining and raining.  I…