Sunday Runday

Finally followed through with my plans and did my long run yesterday. While I prefer to get my runs done earlier in the day, I wasn’t up early enough to run before it got sunny and warm so I decided to wait until later in the day when it was a little cooler. I set…

The Best Feelings During a Run

1. Getting to the top of a hill….especially a r-e-e-e-e-ally big hill 2. Reaching a new distance 3. Feeling your body push through a tough run. You ARE that strong, you ARE that fast. 4. Feeling REALLY good during your run, better than you thought you would feel, better than you’ve felt at that pace…

First Half Marathon: Check! Pre-Race Recap

Saturday I ran my first half marathon. It was amazing. I was up bright and early at 4am on Saturday morning because I was so excited and anxious that I couldn’t sleep. I think watching Revenge and foam rolling is a great way to wake up on a Saturday and a great way to spend…

Double Digits!

You guys. Yesterday, I ran 10 miles. Did you hear that? TEN MILES!!! Prior to yesterday, my furthest distance was 8ish. I finally reached double digits and I feel so much better about my half marathon, which is in 12 days!!! My run started in Rock Creek Park, where I got to watch all the…

The 8-Mile Figure 8

Sunday was cold, but I still ran 8 miles. I can’t explain (although I’m sure most of you understand) the immense feeling of pride I felt after stopping my run at 8.10 miles. This is the farthest I have ever run, and every time I go my “farthest distance,” it reminds me that we are…

Abby’s Winter Blog Break?

One week later and I am back. I never actually planned to stop blogging for a week but life got away from me and so did my blog. In any case, I think it’s always good to take a break from the things you do daily, as you don’t want them to wear you out,…