says savannah


Life on the Run

When a break from running takes you to 14,000 feet and new realizations!

In May, I posted a picture of me on Instagram crossing the finish line at the Bolder Boulder with the caption: "Nothing else in life will ever give you this feeling."┬áToday, however, I learned differently. I summited my first 14ers... Continue Reading →

Lessons on running and life at Greenbelt Plateau | Boulder, Colorado

After two major injuries, I've learned not to take running as seriously as I used to. On my first long run of the spring training season, everything went wrong. The old Savannah would've come off the trail saying, "That was... Continue Reading →

Why runners must slow down to speed up

"Slow and steady wins the race" is an expression for a reason. When it comes to race training, the entire training season is a part of that race, not just the race itself. As such, slow and steady is an... Continue Reading →

My furry running buddy

It's not so easy to hit snooze when my alarm rings at 5 a.m. because as soon as he hears the sound, he's panting around the room ready to go. However, he knows the routine. He has to wait for... Continue Reading →

Put your feet first

Talus bone, peroneal tendon, posterior tibail tendon, plantar fascia, cubiod, navicular ... various bones and tendons of the feet that I've injured or irritated during the past few months. I feel like I deserve an honorary medical degree for all... Continue Reading →

Rediscovering and re-framing running

Since my diagnosis of a talus bone bruise and peroneal tendonitis back in August, I haven't run far at all. Typically, I've been running between 3 and 5 miles when I set out in the morning. During my attempted healing,... Continue Reading →

Running is like a relationship

As someone who's in a serious committed relationship -- and about to tie the knot -- I know that there are plenty of ups and downs when it comes to love. One moment I think my fiance is the greatest... Continue Reading →

Marathon training has reached an early end

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I've developed the makings of a stress fracture. And if you don't, well now you know. To get more specific, the doctor diagnosed me with a bruised talus bone,... Continue Reading →

What no one told me when I signed up for a marathon

When I signed up for the Baltimore Marathon last year, I had no idea what I was in for. In comparison, training for a half-marathon is nothing. Marathon training is a whole new ballgame, and it's taken time for my... Continue Reading →

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