My First Ultra-Marathon (Attempt): I’m Going to Make it Through This Year if It Kills Me

I need to break this funk I’ve settled into. Forgetting that the world is slipping into a crap volcano is tough to do though. I slide between depression about current events, and enthusiasm for the future even less now. There’s not much to look forward to anymore. I keep asking myself, “What if they cancel my race?”, But convincing my anxiety that it’s overthinking things … Continue reading My First Ultra-Marathon (Attempt): I’m Going to Make it Through This Year if It Kills Me

My First Ultra-Marathon (Attempt): Endurance Training = Life

Last week, my grandmother died from kidney failure. We were forced to bury her at a graveside only funeral with immediate family. Tonight, I sit in my dark house, typing on my phone with headlamp light for my bluetooth keyboard because the heavens brought their A-game and destroyed dozens of neighborhoods within two miles of our house.  Rewind to yesterday afternoon another blow hit me … Continue reading My First Ultra-Marathon (Attempt): Endurance Training = Life

My First Ultra Marathon (Attempt): Anticipate the Journey

26.2 miles. A full marathon. During my training, I’ve got to run a whole one. It’s a ridiculous distance for my relatively weak mind and legs. And the catch. This huge run is only during training. At the end of the journey, I won’t finish with cheers crossing a fancy finish line, it’ll just be me. Stopping my Garmin watch and limping back up our … Continue reading My First Ultra Marathon (Attempt): Anticipate the Journey

My First Ultra Marathon (Attempt): 30 Minute Indoor Total Strength Workout

A 30 min workout that won’t be affected by a quarantine? What!? I’ve gathered these exercises to attack all the muscle groups used in ultras while strategically limiting the amount of rest required between moves. This routine should take around 30 mins to complete once you are comfortable with how the moves work. This workout requires: An Exercise Mat Optional: 5- 15lb Dumbbells Resistance Bands … Continue reading My First Ultra Marathon (Attempt): 30 Minute Indoor Total Strength Workout

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