Here We Go, Fargo!

Training for the Fargo Marathon, on May 21st, started last week! That has looked mostly like treadmill runs during the week with a couple outdoor runs over the weekend. 

Eventually, I hope to be outside for everything but the crazy cold, icy-packed streets and dark just aren't working for me right now. Soon, though!

If you are unfamiliar with the Fargo Marathon, definitely check out some of my past race reviews (2014, 2016, 2019, 2021) and more on The course is flat, fast and has plenty of spectators (and music) to distract you from the personal pain cave that you may be running through as you push to a new PR. 
Use the code "BIBRAVECOOL6" to get a free Backpack Cooler when you register for Fargo - I hope to see you there! 
Besides the mostly treadmill-based training lately, the build up to this training cycle has been the most consistent mileage that I have ever had! My mileage isn't huge but the base miles have been 30+ for the past 8 weeks (this week should close in at about 35 miles). 

I have also had a nice mix of strength training in there from Heidi at G Personal Training and that sure keeps thing fresh and fun. I'm hoping these changes add up for the better in May!

Training is to be taken one week at a time - life is just crazy and unpredictable with the kiddos, activities going on and family life - but I really enjoy returning to the routine of training. It's the one predictable variable in my life! Ha. Seriously.

Happy running to you and may warmer days be on the way!

Let's Connect!


  1. Hi, Amy! I stumbled on your blog while looking for reviews of A Gentle Feast (planning to try next year with my four girls!). I was drawn in by the title of your blog. I feel like we could be kindred spirits. I ran my first full marathon last fall and am training for my second - though my times are not nearly as fast as yours. And I love to write (Christian fiction and Bible studies for our church). It was so fun to meet you!! I wish I could tag along on a run with you and try to keep up as we chat about Charlotte Mason homeschooling.

    1. Hey Colleen - I'm so glad you stopped by! We definitely need to stay in touch! Are you on Instagram or Facebook? Shoot me a message or email and we can talk curriculum, running, and life. I would love to hear about your Christian fiction and Bible study writing!

  2. Amy, awesome job on your Fargo marathon PR!! Thanks for responding! I just saw your post on A Gentle Feast Cycle 3, which is what my crew (4 girls who school at home; one high schooler in the public school) is using next year. Summer is always fun to plan and dream - while knowing plans derail and the reality is usually a bit chaotic.
    My fiction books for young adults and middle-graders are available on Amazon and you can read about them at I love getting to do writing projects for our church; I never imagined God would allow me to serve His body while doing something I love! A friend and I put together a resource that is basically a journal to use with any Scripture, but also contains weekly devotionals about the spiritual disciplines and some other tools for devoting daily. It is also on Amazon - Patterns for Renewal.
    Do you write your own training plans? What is next for you in the running realm? I am not on social media, but would love to hear from you at


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