05. June 2014 · 5 comments · Categories: life, race, Relay, running · Tags:

I feel like my whole summer is already planned out! It’s all good, fun plans though, so I am really looking forward to doing #allthethings.


I’ve already talked about all of the wedding things I have planned in June, so once that’s over, marathon training starts!

Image from therunivore.com, which was one of the blogs I read in search of HMM info!

I have decided to do the Hansons Marathon Method this time around and I will officially be starting on June 30th. This will be a whole new plan for me, more running days, more super easy runs, and shorter long runs, but I am super excited about it. I spent about a month this past winter researching the plan and reading anything and everything about it. I read the book, read blogs from people who have used it, and I started to feel pretty confident and excited about using it. I definitely plan to blog weekly recaps about my training, so that’ll be here before we know it.


In July I have another bachelorette party to go to! This one is going to be a really fun trip and just in case the friend that it’s for reads my blog, I’d rather not mention where we are going because it’s supposed to be a surprise. Hoping for a beautiful, warm, and sunny 3 day trip!


Originally I was planning on going to Bend, OR for the Oiselle Team Camp. Everyone on the team was invited on a 5 day camp that involves running trails around Bend, doing yoga, and the chance to bond with your teammates from around the country. I am SO SAD to be missing out on this opportunity, but I absolutely cannot afford it. The plane tickets are outrageous and I can’t make it work. Sad.

Instead, I am going to do the 100 on 100 relay race in Vermont with Lauren and #cheesebaby! We have our team just about filled, we may need 1 more person, but it’s going to be so much fun. Lauren and I have talked about doing this race and I’m so glad we can make it work this year. If I’m missing out on Bend, I want to at least do something fun that weekend that won’t cost $1,000.


I also have Abby’s wedding to go to in the beginning of August, she’s going to be a gorgeous bride and I can’t wait to see her and Anthony get married.


I plan on running 2 races this month, I have not signed up yet, but it’s on my list to do. The 5th Avenue Mile on September 13th and the NYCRuns Queens Half in Flushing Corona Park on September 14th. It will be a double race weekend!

I’m intentionally not racing a lot this summer because I plan to stick to my training schedule as closely as possible and the Hansons Method doesn’t leave much room for racing. I am planning on using the half in September as a gauge and tune up race, so hopefully that goes well.

What are YOU doing this summer? Is it all planned out just like mine?



  1. My plans? Burping, bathing, feeding…hopefully stroller runs in August! Your summer sounds fabulous!!!
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  2. I am so sad you won’t be a bird camp! The flights are really out of control, major bummer. I’m doing the 5th Ave Mile too – we should all try to do something fun after (including probably doing more miles since we’ll all be marathon training)! But hopefully I see you before then!!
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  3. I’m interested in your relay if you still have a spot!

    And if I don’t go with the half in DC on 9/14, I’ll be running the Newport Liberty Half in JC on 9/21. If I go with that one, maybe you should too! 😉

  4. I’m excited to hear how Hanson’s goes- I got the half and the full book but haven’t had time to read them yet. I’m planning on my second full in the fall, so a more normal training is in the books, and we’ll see from there. I hope you love it!
    Also, if you’re strapped for a relay leg, I’m in NH, so… not far!

  5. sounds like a well balanced summer!! I have alaska next week and barcelona and amsterdam a month later. And, a trip home to Mobile for a christening in July. Other than that, hopefully some chill time!! I’m on the go WAY TOO MUCH. 🙂
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