Running around Europe

The last few months have been full of intense travel AND marathon training. How have I combined the two? With some very interesting experiences! I started training for the Berlin marathon in May, just before we travelled to Italy with my parents and in-laws. Some cities are easier than others to run in- Venice was…

Running London

My slacking in the blog department has partially been due to marathon training, but I’ve finally finished the London Marathon! It’s something I’d never thought of doing before last year when I got a place through my local running club after not getting a place in the general ballot. It was a great experience to…

Thoughts on 2014

The holidays were busy, and now I’m back from a 2 week trip to the USA to visit family and friends over Christmas.  The redeye from Chicago on New Years Eve gave me a lot of time to think about how the past year has gone and how many things have changed.  A year ago…

Peak week and parties

Things have gotten a little crazy. Sorry for the lack of posts, but now peak week has come and gone, the trip to Iceland has concluded and the final countdown is beginning. Luckily for me and Lucas, the volcano did not affect our travel plans! peak week, the highest milage week ofmarathon training was draining,…

Uncharted Territory

These last two weeks have marked some important steps in all of my ongoing endeavors.  First… I ran the farthest I ever have, 15 miles last weekend.  I was very happy that I was able to run without stopping the entire time and felt surprisingly good afterward.  The run was not as flat as I’d…