The Continuing Journey

Starting is the hardest part. This applies to more than just blog writing. It’s applicable to running, going to the gym, beginning of the week, getting in the pool, waking up and starting the day… but a few minutes in to the activity, we forget why we were dragging our feet and the flow takes over.

My host family in Falmouth

My host family in Falmouth

Helping to paint the finish line at Falmouth the day before the race!

Helping to paint the finish line at Falmouth the day before the race!

Here’s my flow: Summer is gone (say what???) and with it comes new goals for the next season. Fall. For me, this is the road-racing dream. Crisp morning races, pounding the pavement with beautiful foliage and clear blue skies… I love fall. And I love road races. And this year, I am thrilled to have begun the season with a successful first race at the Falmouth 7 Miler. I finished 4th over all, 2nd American female, and enjoyed a long weekend in Cape Cod with a wonderful host family, who, I’m so happy to now call friends. This fall I am trying a new series of races, the longer stuff! My schedule is balanced, and allows for quality training to prepare for each event, and time to recover afterwards. Sept 7, the 20k US Champs, Oct 4, the 10mi US Champs, and Oct 31, the Philly Rock ‘N Roll half marathon.

Living and loving life in Colorado. Great people, coffee shops, trails (the safe kind with smooth crushed gravel), community support, and a house with my husband I am so thankful to call home. We introduced a new member to the family, Strider is our 4month old Vizsla puppy. It has been a fun and busy time with her constant training needs and endless energy. I can’t wait until she is old enough to do runs with me and wear out her need to exercise! I also found a creature that pees more often than I do!

The next few weeks will be focused on training. My personal training, puppy training, and my coaching business. I couldn’t ask for more in this continuing journey towards my goals.