Spoiler alert: I DNFd. But I came soooo close. And I learned so much. Read on for the complete recap. I feel like I've been training for this double marathon for forever. In fact, it was the winter 50K where I decided that I would be able to take on the challenge of a 50 mile run this spring ... Read More about What I Learned from My First Double Marathon Attempt
Milk: Does it do a body good, or should it be avoided at all costs? When I first started on my healthy food journey, I fell in with the "real food" crowd. Raw milk was the gold standard, and I had a herdshare for many years. That is the only way to get raw (unpasteurized, unhomogenized) milk in ... Read More about Why is Everything Suddenly Labeled Dairy-Free?
Oh, that dang scale. In the classes that I facilitate we have private weigh ins every week. Sometimes people are surprised at the number. Both good (wow, I'm down? I did awful last week!) and bad (I'm doing everything right, why am I not losing weight?) Or they are doing everything right and ... Read More about If I’m Doing Everything Right, Why is the Scale Going UP????
Two weeks to go until my double marathon! Yikes! My schedule called for a 24 mile final long run this past weekend, and as luck would have it, the trail running group I'm a part of decided to hold a nighttime run on Friday. Now, I am a very slow runner. The rest of the group planned to start at 8 ... Read More about Midnight Marathon Training Run
With the double marathon three weeks away, I'm starting to get the pre-race jitters. It doesn't help that this past weekend I was rained out on the trails, and the weekend before THAT I just wasn't feeling it and ended up walking most of the 19 miles of what was supposed to be a 30 mile training ... Read More about Running for Refugees