Category: Running

I’m back in it and Week 5 of half marathon training

My new Altra Torin 2.5 and Under Armor tights. Aren’t they pretty?

I’m back into the swing of things and just in time to get ahead of my half marathon training plan.

This weekend I introduced a new pair of Altra Torin 2.5 running shoes to my lineup.

I previously ran in Brooks PureFlow 2s for the past four years. I owned two pairs that I rotated. I know, a bit old and worn out.

Last fall, I purchased the Brooks Glycerin 13 post-partum. They were great coming back after pregnancy, but now they are a bit too cumbersome and clunky for my desires. I always feel pushed to get cushioned shoes after pregnancy, as I always end up far too bulky and uncomfortable as I add running back in.

This fall, I looked at the Brooks line and tried many a pair I returned to Zappos. They were all far more narrow than previous versions. I was highly disappointed and with this new longer distance plan I needed to find at least one new pair soon.

So, I started a search for a different zero-drop cushioned shoe. Continue reading…

I’m not a failure despite failing at many things: Week 4 of marathon errr half marathon training

Before I get into my training from last week, here’s a few accomplishments I’ve had over the Thanksgiving weekend.

I completed my baby guy’s crochet animal hats, plus several more for gifts. The Monkey now has his special sock monkey hat!

The Crab has a fun little monster. I hope to eventually find a crab pattern I like and will whip him up a crab hat in the future!

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Gobbler Express Train Run Race Recap

This past weekend I did the Gobbler Express Train Run in Asbury Park, NJ. It’s a fun run where you get on the NJ Transit train in Asbury Park and ride to either Bradley Beach (1 or 2.5 miles), Belmar (4.35 miles), or Spring Lake (6+ miles) to run back to Johnny Mac’s House of Spirits in Asbury Park.

I invited my neighbor and new friend Kate to register for the run a few months back. She was up to try something new and we didn’t have to decide our distance until the day of the race. Continue reading…

An Upper Respiratory Infection: Week 3 of Marathon Training

I got an early start this week, hoping not to make the same mistakes from the week before as I let things go and go and go… and then ended up sick. Despite being diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection and double eye infections this week, after a long week prior coughing and not sleeping, I managed to still get in some decent workouts and keep up with my training plan. Two weeks of life being difficult and my body not being healthy, I’m ready to get back into the groove of regular workouts and feeling semi-normal again. Continue reading…