Twenty Mile Monday could have easily been titled, Brutal With A Captial ”B.” It was that hard.
I knew I was up against a big one when the skies opened as I waited to leave. The fact that my Garmin was dead was another good indication. In the end, I chalked up [...]
It’s raining. No, it’s pouring.
The sun is hiding making it feel colder than it is.
The Garmin is out of juice and while I wait, I type.
I’ve already changed from crops and a light windbreaker to the outfit worn when it’s really bad out there. My only pair of [...]
Yesterday was gorgeous and sunny and Peach offered to take the girls even though she was feeling rough. I took her up on her offer and am glad I did, because today is cold and rainy and it’s my turn to feel rough. All my recent tiredness was indeed the pre-cursor [...]
The past few weeks of running, including my nineteen miler, were done without audio books. I finished the last chapter of Dead Until Dark a few weeks back, while sitting in my car at Whole Foods, eating kale salad before going to pick up the kids. I knew how it [...]
I debated long and hard before I hit the publish button after completing yesterday’s post. In the end I decided that what I wrote was the truth and if a certain someone was angry with me, well then, tough cookies!
The reality is that it turned out to be a good [...]
Despite yesterday’s difficult seventeen, I did what I was supposed to once I returned home.
The advice I’d been given was this; eat a good source of protein and carbs as soon as you get back, eat about every hour the rest of the day, drink lots of water, take some [...]
I did what I set out to do, but it wasn’t pretty. It was brutal and cold and if you could have seen my face at the end you’d have had no doubt that I speak the truth.
Next week’s eighteen has to be better. Maybe the sun will shine instead [...]
Tomorrow I will run seventeen miles.
What’s crazier than actually running seventeen miles, is that I’m not all that worried about it. I know that I’ll be able to do it and I have a plan.
My goal for tomorrow is to run slowly and easily for the first ten miles. [...]
I’ve just returned from my first fifteen miler. It was a beautifully cold morning, the temperature only reaching thirty-five (even an hour later), as I sit here to type.
I bundled properly with my thick Target base layer, my trusty black Define Jacket, with a Lululemon wind breaking vest over top. [...]
The hub for all I do, marthawills.com documents life from a working mom's point of view. When not mothering, I manage the social media needs of small businesses through Wills Media Group, LLC, and write a weekly column for Raleigh's News & Observer online entitled, Are We There Yet? Most recently, my passion for health and wellness led me to become involved as a consultant for Beautycounter, a company that's making a difference by educating about toxins in products, spreading the word via the web.
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