Couch to marathon journey

Climb every mountain

Climb every mountain

So, I’ve decided to take-up with some of the local mountain goats and take my running off road, which means I need to increase my hill training. With much enthusiasm, and little sense, I sought out some serious climbs, and paid for it.

The long walk/run to freedom

The long walk/run to freedom

By adding pre-determined walking intervals I was running faster during my run splits and walking faster during my “breaks” as well. I feel that this strategy is a safe and effective way to start running when you are starting from the couch. It allows you to build up mileage slowly while decreasing your risk of injury.

Running with a "mom-bod"

Running with a "mom-bod"

Starting to run after giving birth to two kids- although gratefully not at the same time, as my sister-in-law did with her twin boys- is a strange experience. It’s like finding yourself suddenly driving a very different vehicle.  You feel like saying, “There’s been a mix up, I didn’t order a station wagon, where can I upgrade to a sports model?”