Author: Lora

Q&A with a beginner runner

Next weekend, my sister Betsy and I are running the Door County Half Marathon! This will be my sister’s second half marathon (read about her first HERE). This race looks a little challenging (hi hills), but the weather and views will be on point, so it should be a good time.  Anyways, since she only recently started running and is new(ish) to the racing scene, I thought it would be fun to share her perspective as a beginner runner with some thoughts from her most recent training cycle. So, here you go!    What made you decide to start...

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Things that marathon training should make easier

Earlier this week, I mentioned on Instagram and here that I’m already back in marathon training… I know, it’s only been a week and a half. Sometimes I have really smart ideas where I sign up for a lot of races, and then immediately live in a pool of regret as I realize that means that all the marathon training has to continue. Not that I hate marathon training by any means because running is kinda my favorite, but, it’s not all sunshine and roses. When I first started running them 10 years ago (!!), I had no idea what...

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Book review: The Husband’s Secret

Remember when I had a goal of reading one book a month? I kinda fell off on that the past few months, but finally finished one last week: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.    This was an impulse buy a few months ago when I was at Barnes & Noble and they were having an INSANE sale on books. I think I got this one for under $5… as a hardcover!  Before I get into it, here’s the full synopsis: At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that’s not meant to be read. My darling Cecilia, if...

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What marathon recovery looks like

I can’t believe that it was only a week ago today when we were running the Boston Marathon!   It feels like it was forever ago… but of course, today’s weather would be great for a marathon in Boston (currently, 58*). 😉 So, last week was all about marathon recovery. I only ran one day — on Thursday — and I think it may have been a bad idea because my legs were not yet ready to tackle anything at that point. I squeaked out five miles and pretty sure every muscle was mad at the thought.  I also...

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Why you need to stop lying to yourself

via GIPHYWhen I saw that Rachel @ Running on Happy had this week’s theme for Friday Favorites “pamper yourself,” I started putting together a post with my favorite ways to pamper myself, like getting my nails done (I know, I feel like a diva saying that), spending some time reading or jamming out to your favorite music. But I think the best way to pamper yourself is to stop lying to yourself. Yes, that sounds a little brutal, but it’s true. Over the past few years, my two favorite words have become “it’s fine” and they are probably the worst...

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