The ODDyssey Half Marathon: Pre-Race Day

Hello and Happy Monday! Yesterday was a big day for this girl over here–I ran my second half marathon! On Saturday morning, Chris and I left bright and early for Philly. The drive up there really isn’t bad at all if you don’t hit any traffic, which we didn’t (phew!). Even though I’ve seen this…

National Running Day: My Running Story

Good morning and Happy National Running Day! On Basno.com they created a badge that you can fill in that says why you run. Mine is below and you can customize yours here! I would love to hear why you run, so if you fill out the badge, please feel free to share it with me! I…

The Week Before

One week until my second half marathon! If you’ve been reading (it’s okay if you haven’t, promise), you know that I have been dealing with plantar fasciitis and IT Band problems, so my training hasn’t been as intense as I originally planned. As I start planning my week out, I wanted to consult the experts…

Grass for Dinner

Last night I had my first running date with a friend and I loved it. She is training for a 10k (6.2 miles) in June, so last night she was scheduled to run 5 miles. Even though I ran 7 miles on Monday morning, my legs felt good and I was itching to get outside…

7 Miles Before 7am

HAAAAPPY Monday! Or should I say, Happy Cinco de Mayo?! Today is a day for margaritas. Yesterday I skipped my long run in lieu of gallivanting all over DC, and since I knew I was grabbing margaritas after work, I committed to waking up over an hour earlier than usual and completing my long run this…

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…

Things I’m Loving Friday (PART CINCO)

Happy Friday! You can find the first four editions below: Things I’m Loving Friday Things I’m Loving Friday (dos) Things I’m Loving Friday (tres) Things I’m Loving…Today (this one occurred on a Monday) I realize that I’ve had two of these posts in one week because I wrote one on Monday, but I wanted to…