My Adventures (and Misadventures) in Learning to Run



My Adventures (and Misadventures) in Learning to Run

Training Update: 16 Days Until Half

April 5, 2018 | 2 Comments
Kate after she finished her 1st 10 mile run

Hey Everyone! My first half marathon is 16 days away; I can hardly believe it!! I thought I would take a little time to update you guys on my training since it has been quite awhile since I’ve posted. The Old IT Band I’ve been faithfully going to PT, and mostly faithfully doing my at-home exercises to treat my cranky IT Band. I’ve definitely seen some improvement as far as knee pain (I can go further before it hurts, it takes less time to recover, etc.), and I am a lot stronger… but this injury is still a work in…

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2018 IRIS Run for Refugees 5K

February 10, 2018 | 2 Comments

A Quick PT Update PT continues to kick my butt (in a good way); I’ve progressed onto more challenging strengthening & stretching exercises… but progress feels slow, and my knee is still acting up.  I’m finding myself getting more easily discouraged these days.  But, I had a race last weekend, and that helped give me a little boost of enthusiasm to keep working to get my IT band sorted out: 2018 IRIS Run for Refugees 5K When I signed up for the IRIS Run for Refugees race late in 2017, I was pretty psyched.  Welcoming refugees to our country is…

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My First Running Injury: IT Band Syndrome

January 18, 2018 | 13 Comments

For at least the last ten years or so, I’ve had some achy knees from time to time. I was pleasantly surprised when running actually began helping this occasional pain; an awesome side benefit!! But around mid-November, I started experiencing a different kind of knee pain- very unlike the old reliable joint issues I’d had in the past. This pain was burning and seemed to emanate from the outside of the knee, rather than the joint itself. I tried running through it, but that always seemed to make it worse. I could get about 2 miles in, and the burning…

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Holiday Gear Haul – 2017

January 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

I always assumed running was a cheap sport; all you need is the great outdoors (free), some sneaker (already in the closet), and some loose-fitting clothing (stuck in a drawer somewhere).  I figured I’d plunk down a small fee for fitness tracking app, and be good to go. … I suppose that could have been true… but where’s the fun in that!?  Over the last couple of months, I’ve slowly been collecting some better running gear.  While all of this stuff might not be necessary, it sure makes running more enjoyable/more comfortable! Here’s the gear I picked up over the…

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Race Registration

December 22, 2017 | 4 Comments

The end of the year has been hectic for me professionally.  With several significant work deadlines, my training schedule got all out of whack.  Thankfully, things have settled down at the end of this week as we head into the holidays, and I’ve been able to start getting back on track.  I even had a bit of a boost with a surprise race registration! Race Registration I got a little extra motivated to get back out there & run with a bit of an early Christmas present from my dad.  He surprised me with a race entry for a semi-local…

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My 1st Half Marathon



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My knee is slowing but surely getting better, even still, I am having to do quite a lot of walking to get my distance up in time for the half marathon!

March 31, 2018

Distance: 10.02 miles

2:43:58 // 16:22 split

My Current Shoes

Adrenaline GTS 18 by Brooks