How to Deal with a DNF

Weakness and failure are my two biggest fears.   Both happened to me this past Saturday.   I was supposed to run the Ogden Marathon in Utah.  It was supposed to be my 8th state, 10th marathon, and 3rd so far this year.  It was supposed to be gorgeous and

Final week of taper + Boston Marathon Training Week 14

Today is exactly one week out from the Boston Marathon, meaning I am entering into my final week of taper. Translation: ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTIONS! WOOHOO! I can’t wait! FUCK it’s just one week away? Where did the time go? OMG my foot hurts. It’s never hurt before? Shit what

The Runner’s Brain + Week 13 Boston Marathon Training

Time for me to nerd out for a sec, guys.   I was listening to an old podcast from the Marathon Training Academy where they interviewed Dr. Jeff Brown, author of The Runner’s Brain.  In the episode, he addresses my old college psychology class days when he speaks about cognitive