I started this blog in 2010, when I was just starting to become a regular running. As months and miles passed, my passion for this sport grew, and I was excited to be making strides in my fitness. Then in late 2011 and early 2012, I faced two completely-unrelated-to-running injuries (a broken rib here and a pulmonary embolism here) and never made it back to peak fitness
And then I met my non-running husband and got married.
And then I got bit by Carl.
And then I got pregnant and our daughter Ulla was born in April 2015. It took me almost a year after her birth to begin to feel physically "normal" and I slowly returned to running, with no real agenda. The highlights of my post-baby comeback were running a sub-2hr half marathon on minimal training and setting a 10k PR in January 2017 before hopping back on the baby-making train for Baby #2. I gave birth to our daughter Olive in January 2018.
When I was at my peak fitness level, my goal was to run the men's BQ time, with an eye on that Sub-3. Dreams of OTQ would run through my mind. And if I'm being honest, all of these goals still do. But ultimately I'd like to find my limit as a runner.
Mile: 2013 Medtronic TC 1 Mile, 6:12 (my first and only)
5K: 2011 Run the Valley 5k, 20:25
10K: 2017 Pensacola Beach Run 10k, 44:37 (post-baby!)
Half marathon: 2011 New Prague Half Marathon, 1:36:24
Marathon: 2010 Des Moines Marathon, 3:27:25