Starting over...

February 19, 2018

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Columbus,IN,United States

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2016



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

Personal Bests:

5K - 23:39:1 / Abby Brinkman 5K 2016

10K - 50:58.2 / Rock N Ready 10K Run 2016

Half-marathon - 01:56:07 / Hilly Half of Brown County 2016

Marathon - 4:08:10 / Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2016

Short-Term Running Goals:

 I like the fresh air on my face as I step out the front door. I like the sound of my shoes taking their first strikes on the pavement. I like my ponytail whipping from side to side along my back as my pace increases. I like how clear my thoughts become with each passing mile. I like the sense of freedom that I feel in the stillness of the early morning. I like to run!


Long-Term Running Goals:

Running in 2017 did not go well. I finished the year defeated. I seriously questioned if I should even continue running recreationally. I ran a total of 2737.69 miles, but had nothing to show for it. I achieved 0 PR's. I qualified for Boston, but was one of the 5000 non-accepted qualifiers. Even my favorite brand of shoes left my feet calloused and sore.

I intend to start over in 2018 by running fewer miles, resting more, and following a new racing program that incorporates strength and mobility exercises. If you read my blog, feel free to look over my history. Any comments are welcome and greatly appreciated. I'd love to achieve the following this year:

	Finish a race with a PR

	Complete a half-marathon without hitting the wall at mile 11 or mile 12

	Complete my marathon without hitting the wall

	Complete my marathon under 4:10:00



I am a first grade teacher. I have two grown children and two grandchildren. I truly enjoy everything about my life!

Miles:This week: 13.89 Month: 145.04 Year: 341.34
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 573.58
Brooks Ghost 9 Lifetime Miles: 535.86
Altra Torin 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 435.63
Saucony Triumph Iso4 Lifetime Miles: 156.92
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

Overall Average Pace: 9:59


  • 65 degrees
  • Wind 4 mph
  • Humidity 57%


  • 2 mi - 9:45 / 4 mi - 9:34 / 6 mi - 9:18 / 8 mi - 10:11 / 10 mi - 10:10 / 12 mi - 10:22 / 14 mi - 10:17 / 16 mi - 10:02 / 16.52 - 9:58
  • I set out to run 22 miles. I am running in PA at my daughter's home. It was more humid than I expected. I also did not know the area so I was not very adventurous. Boredom set in quickly. I also finished my hydration sooner than anticipated.
  • I thought that at mile 14, I would run to her house and refill my bottles. Unfortunately, I spent the next two miles being lost. i kept making a circular loop, but could not figured out how to locate her street.
  • I finally had to stop and call her from work. By this time, I had a long delay. I was two blocks from her home. My legs were done. I was dehydrated. I called it quits for a 22 mile run.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 16.50
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