Tag Archives: running

Monday Milestones: Easing Into Spring Training

So this winter has been fairly intermittent with running. Some weeks I am more consistent than others about getting my miles in, it all depends on what’s on the plate for that week. Partly it’s because I’ve added in a twice weekly martial arts class, partly it’s the cold weather blahs, and mostly it’s the…

Monday Milestones: Halfway to the Half

This summer I began training for the Des Moines Half Marathon that takes place mid-October in Iowa. I opted for the 5-Mile Combo, which is the Mercy Live Up Loop (a five mile course) Saturday, chased by the half marathon Sunday. I am on a mission to run fifty halfs in fifty states, and this…

Summer Running Camp: What My Daughter Has Taught Me About Perseverance

We are fortunate to have a strong running community where I live. This Summer our local track club offered a free Summer running camp in the evenings to prepare elementary aged kids to run a mile race on the Fourth of July. The camp focuses on teaching proper warmup/cross training, nutrition and hydration, and of course the…