Ginkgo’s Training Log 9.14.14

Sunday – 6 miles before heading out to watch my mom walk in the New Albany Walking Classic. Monday – First day back to work and dropping off Connor to daycare. What an emotional day! I went for a hard 3 miles at 4:30 a.m. to get my mind ready for the day. There was a bright and beautiful full moon. Tuesday – 4 miles with Otto Wednesday  - 3 more » Read more

Achieve the Perfect Long Run for Your Marathon or Half Marathon!

It’s been a while since we’ve visited the long run, and since many of us are getting into fall racing season it’s time! Most of us know long runs are important, but we also have some newbies among us who need a little background on the fundamentals of good half and full marathon training. Weather you’ve run a bazillion of them or are sweating about your first, this post is more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 8.31.14

More group runs with Columbus Moms Run this Town! Early, early (we’re talking 4:45 a.m.), but lots of fun and outside of my comfort zone and more focus on the sociability of running aspect. They motivate me to keep on trucking despite 2 am breastfeeding sessions and leaky boobs…you know, all that fun ‘mom’ stuff. Monday 8.25 – 3 miles easy, recovery from 10 miler Tuesday 8.26 – 4.5 miles more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 8.24.14

This week was all about going outside of my comfort zone. Not necessarily in miles run. Not necessarily in pushing my pace or getting on the track to do intervals. Rather, to begin making running more ‘social’ again and check in on the reality of why I am doing it. I have to be honest with myself and make sure I’m not becoming a running machine simply to maintain a more » Read more

5 Post-Long Run Flapjack Recipes

Runner’s World recently posted an article about those flaky, syrupy, delightfully light yet sinful delicacies. Pancakes. Griddle Cakes. Hot Cakes. Flapjacks. Whatever you like to call them. I’m not a huge fan of breakfast foods (eggs, bacon, cinnamon rolls and the like are not my favorite; it takes a while for my body to wake up and heavy items like such usually result in some immediate GI discomfort for this more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 8.17.14

This week has been a super exciting one! We welcomed our little niece, Cameron Eliza Lindamood, on Tuesday! Family has been in town and there have been lots of hospital visits (My sister had to stay a few extra days. She had a c-section since the little babe decided to be breech!). Besides one big spill on Thursday’s run complete with big old cuts and scrapes that look really sexy more » Read more

When Healthy Becomes Unhealthy: Orthorexia

Chances are you’ve heard of Anorexia nervosa. Bulimia nervosa. Binge Eating Disorder. Maybe even EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified). Long-distance runners have some tendencies to flirt with eating disordered behaviors; after all, we’re somewhat obsessed with health, nutrition and exercising.  That’s all fine and dandy, unless it’s taken too far. For some, our personalities and obsessive running habits enter into the dark side, leading toward full-fledged, diagnosable mental illnesses. more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Postpartum Training Log 8.10.14

Hey guys! I finally feel like my miles this week are worth a training log post! I’ve been slowly working on amping up the miles and increasing pace, and now that I’m seven weeks postpartum, I’ve officially gotten the clear to train for the Columbus Half Marathon, which will be October 19th! I’m super pumped to be back to feeling more like myself (minus a few residual effects like engorged/full more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Baby Story

“I know there is a lot of stigma and really, the word is ignorance, behind pregnant women and exercising […] and the truth is, it’s good for the mom and the baby.” -Alysia Montano, after running an 800-meter at the USATF championships in Sacramento at 34 weeks pregnant. Alysia Montano, an American middle-distance runner and five-time USA Outdoor Champion who has conquered the 800 meter distance in a sizzling 1:57.34 more » Read more