I’ve always loved a good cupcake, but I haven’t always loved running. I’ve been accused of being crazy because I love distance running, because I love hills, because I love running in the cold. The list is endless. In the words of my chiropractor, “My freakish obsession with running is legendary in my small town” #compliments
I’m a married mom of 3 who developed a love of running a little over 4 years ago. I wanted to get fit and lose some weight before I turned 40. I started with a C25k app and can still remember how exhausted I was after those first short 30-minute workouts. In just a little over 3 years, I went from being a couch potato to being a marathoner!
I have a tendency to over-train, which has left me dealing with ITB injury more times that I would like to admit. The last (hopefully) one was during marathon training 2014, which left me sidelined for 2 months. I now have Crazy Jen locked up and the key has been disposed of, but I know she could make a reappearance at any moment. It’s a constant battle for me to do my strength and cross training, proper stretching and foam rolling and – the HARDEST – workouts that make me stronger instead of injured.
This blog chronicles my
struggle journey to be the best runner that I can be, with sprinkles of my life outside of running.