May the wind stay at my back and may angels give me wings to fly.

I started avidly running in April of 2007, 8 weeks after my little boy was born. I was only running about 15 miles a week just to lose baby weight but a friend of mine was thinking of running the Honolulu Marathon. I made the bold move of doing it with her with the simple goal of just to finish. I finished my first marathon in 2008 with a time of 5:13. In 2009 I started running more miles, up to 40 a week when my schedule would allow that much. I signed up for my second Honolulu marathon and finished with a time of 4:48. That was with only 6 weeks of training, two of them being taper weeks. I finished with tears of joy and one other thing, the strong desire to run every runner's dream...BOSTON! I have some real good days and some real bad days but I hope someone finds inspiration in my spirit and strength. If you dig deep enough you will find the strength to do whatever your heart desires. "Don't follow your dreams...CHASE THEM!"

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Had to say this...

I was supposed to run 7 miles today but had sore ankles from Sunday's 7 miler morning run and then 3 mile hike up to a lighthouse pushing my 5 and 3 year old! Then Monday I ran my 6 miles easy pace. Well this morning I only had time to do 5 but boy was it an awesome 5! A new training PR, 45mins! I started out my warm-up at a 10 pace then went to a 9:30 after a half mile, then hit it to a 8:50-9:05 for the next 2.5 miles then increased paced again to a 8-8:30 and finished at a 7:30pace. I couldn't believe it. Nothing bothered me on the run! My legs (and ankles) were tip top shape. :) It sounds corny, but sometimes I have to think about my goal and imagine me "in the moment" for the run I want to do. Well, it works! Typical woman, I get all emotional and it drives me to push harder when I'm running.

It was a good training day!


  1. Thats awesome Jennifer. WTG. I love it when you wake up in the morning and think the day is going to pan out one way and it does the exact opposite - for the better of course. I am so happy that your legs feel great.

  2. Great job on the run! Wandered in through DailyMile. Isn't it amazing when you watch your hard work pay off? I totally understand imagining yourself in the moment...I do it too. Good luck on Boston and enjoy your training.