Flying Feather #Run4Wine Race Recap

My hubs was ‘on call’ for Thanksgiving so we weren’t able to travel to our usual destination (Cleveland) , meaning we could partake in the Columbus Flying Feather 4 miler on Thanksgiving morening. One of my favorite parts? The free sangria for every participant at the end! No need to place in the top three for a store-bought pumpkin pie at this race. No siree. Free wine for EVERYONE! We more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 2.17.13

Monday 2-11: 5 miles Tuesday 2-12:  60 minutes spinning Wednesday 2-13: 3 miles Thursday <3 Day: 6 miles Friday 2-15: 3 miles Saturday 2-16: 5.4 miles (i charged up my GPS watch finally!) Sunday 2-17: 4 miles Not a huge week running-wise but lots of wedding and job-related activities to keep me busy. I’m so over this winter weather and find myself daydreaming about the days of being able to more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 2.10.13

Monday 2.4 – 5 miles (moderate) Tuesday 2.5- 3 miles (recovery) Wednesday 2.6 – 3 miles + ab work-out Thursday 2.7 – 5 miles (tempo) Friday 2.8 – 60 minutes (hardcore!) spin class + 2 miles cool down Saturday 2.9 – 7 miles (tempo) on the treadmill. Though the gym was packed, seeing everyone working out gave me that extra little adrenaline pump to get my miles in today. Sunday 2.10 more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 2.2.12

It’s February?!? Undeniably my least favorite month of the year, at least it means we are one step closer to SPRING. Not sure why, but I’ve never liked this month. The winter doldrums are setting in and no end is really in sight. The only holiday is a Hallmark one with cheesy cards and cheap chocolate. This February, though, I am telling myself to SNAP OUTTA IT and enjoy each more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 1.27.13

This week was somewhat restricted to the treadmill in our dinky townhouse gym. Nonetheless, I was able to get a good run on Saturday and renew my sense of why I continue to do what I do. In the winter doldrums, it’s hard to keep my eye on the prize sometimes. Thinking of the spring racing season and the thrill of crossing the lines of 10ks and half marathons gets more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 1.20.13

Thinking a lot about spring racing season this week and getting my racing goals in place! I have a winter run (a 7.5 miler) put on by the Columbus Road Runners Club in a few weeks and am looking forward to the Capital City Half Marathon and Cleveland Half Marathon as my bigger races this May. Taking suggestions for other good races (particularly 10ks, halfs) going on in Cleveland and more » Read more

Gingko’s Training Log 1.13.13

  Work was back into full-spring and life came at me fast this week. Evening meetings and work events on both Saturday and Sunday, my running was skimped some. I found out that the Brooks Daily Inspire Team will again allow me to run along for them, which means: FREE STUFF! Hence, the hot pink shoes you see to the left. I’m honored to run for this great company and more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 1.6.13

Whoa…that felt weird typing “2013”! This is the year in which I am getting MARRIED! In the running world, I was stuck mostly to the “dreadmill,” due to icy, snowy and not-so-nice running trails in and around New Albany. I’m sure I could have found some clearer running paths if I ventured out a bit, but I stuck to my townhouse’s exercise room most mornings this week. The highlight of more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 12.30.12

Unfortunately, this week I was hit further with sickness. I felt under the weather last week, and I think my body was thoroughly trying to shake it off, until it hit hard again…this time on Christmas Eve. With all the family gatherings, shopping and likely germ-infested malls, I’m not too surprised that my body decided to take a little vacation and give in to the sickness. Started with a sore more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 12.16.12

Monday- 5 miles Tuesday-  6 miles Wednesday- 3 miles with Otto Thursday- 3 miles Friday– 6 miles Saturday- 6 miles with Otto Sunday- 3 miles with Otto Perfect running weather in December. I can’t complain! My body is still trying to fight off a sickness of sorts – sore throat mostly – so I didn’t run super this week and kept it to no watch. Total miles run-32. Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 12.2.12

Monday – 5 miles in Kirtland. Still love running those streets in my hometown. Tuesday- 3 miles before work Wednesday- 3 miles before work Thursday- 3 miles before work Friday- 6 miles Saturday- 20 minute jog Sunday- 6 miles ( Total: 28 miles My body wasn’t feeling it so much this week. Feeling burnt out and run down from work and school, especially with final assignments and doctoral pressure to more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 11.25.12

This week was a good one to get a few long runs in, but, more importantly, tons of family time. I love Thanksgiving simply because it’s all about family. From gathering around to watch the Macy’s parade to walking around the neighborhood with the pups, to reminiscing while hovering over the bubbling gravy and praying at the table together, I adore this time of year. I also had my 10 more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 11.18.12

I think I’m ready to bust out a 40+ mile week…finally. Due to work and school, I’ve been crunched to get any type of significant mileage in, but with thanksgiving around the corner and a little flex time, I’m hoping next week will bring me just this! In the meantime, this week was … close! In other news…I received the “My Buddy” leash for Otto. I tested it out on more » Read more

Ginkgo’s Training Log 11.11.12

I spent the majority of my week at a work conference in Seven Springs, PA, for the 2012 East Central Division American Cancer Society Staff Conference. To say the least, my running went on the back-burner due to work overload and doctorate studying catch up. I can say I’m barely seeming to tread water between balancing work and school lately, coming home to find out I had missed the deadline more » Read more