Marathon Training: NYM and Disneyworld

I recently announced my newest endeavor to conquer an Ironman next August 21, 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. While I just told you, I’ve been working towards it for three weeks now and have been marathon training since the beginning of July. I wanted to have my plan put together with a solid date in mind before publishing it to the world because specific goals keep one accountable. Before we talk about my triathlon training, I’d like to step back to discuss my marathon training. I’m running the New York Marathon on November 1st , which will be my 8th full marathon.

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Goals Should Be Big Enough to Scare You

While this giant undertaking is a significant time and financial commitment, I feel the same thrill out of excitement and fear that I did when I began on my endurance running journey in college. I plan on blogging regularly about my training including specifics of my workouts, the equipment and brands I’m using, and the overall experience. I hope you will join me in this awesome and exciting journey in accomplishing something that truly scares me.

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Norway Travels: Be Fearless

As many of you know, I was able to travel in Norway and Iceland for just over a month this January. To give you a background, I am half Norwegian and a lot of my favorite childhood memories involve aspects of my Norwegian heritage. My grandparents (Alf and Olaug) grew up in Stavanger, Norway which is the third or fourth largest city, depending on what parameters you are talking about. In Norway they speak Norwegian (Ja, jeg snakker litt norsk) and start learning English very early in school, so most Norwegians are fluent in English. They use the Norwegian Krone for money, most of their industry comes from oil, and the country is just over 5 million people. Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing with you various lessons I learned while traveling.

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