One would THINK that after the Run The Bluegrass Half Marathon last year and it’s hills, I would have learned my lesson… After I finished that race, according to my watch, I had climbed 65 flights of stairs over the course of the 33 rolling hills. (full recap from that race here) Maybe I just enjoy […]
Pink… Pumpkins, hair, cookies and everything in between!
October brings along my favorite part of race season. Aside from the cooler running temperatures, it is also time for some of my favorite races in the area! Which also means that I need to pick and choose which ones that I want to run – since I can’t be in multiple places at the […]
Running and the mind games we play with ourselves
Being positive doesn’t mean ignoring the negative…. being positive means overcoming the negative Ask any runner and then will tell you, some runs are better than others. Some days you feel like you can keep going all day, when other days, just getting a mile in is a chore. 2 Miles one day feels like […]
Destination Portland! Run Like Hell Half Marathon, old friends and new adventures!
Winning is not about coming in first, it is about doing something that you have never done before – Mithilesh Chudgar First or last, when you are challenging yourself to do something different, just by finishing, you are a winner! This years final half marathon brought me to the Pacific Northwest for the first time ever! […]
Race around the lake, Take 2
Victory is having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you have won – Bill Bowerman, Coach At some point in your life, you will have that one day, one event or one challenge that, for whatever reason, you really wonder how it could have been different if something had happened differently. Sometimes, no […]
What was I thinking? Have I lost my mind?
As I sit here tonight, running through lists in my head, I can’t help bu wonder if I have gone completely crazy! Last winter I saw a post on Facebook for a local run. Once that I had never even thought about running in the past, it was one of those races that only the […]
We can be our own worst critics, don’t fall into the trap
Many times, we are often more critical of ourselves, forgetting to see the big picture. Last week I received the link to my FREE race photos from the Oshkosh Half Marathon. Yes! Free race pics! It’s not often that I actually get race pictures that I like, let alone ones I would want to pay […]
No, I didn’t fall off the face of the earth, I’ve just been running all over it!
Wow! Where has the last 7 months gone! Apparently life has completely gotten away from me and I have been neglecting my blog! When I was just sitting here this morning reading back through a few of my posts, I realized how much I really have missed writing these updates! That needs to change! Writing […]
Inside the head of a Runner!
Last Saturday marked my first half of 2015. The Dick Lytie Spring Classic. I have been looking forward to this run since last year, but up until I started running the course, I was not sure how it was going to go. I actually didn’t even sign up to run it until Monday! After the […]
Happy St Patrick’s Day (a little early I guess!)
Tis the time of year for green beer and leprechauns! That means it is back to Tanners in Kimberly for the St. Pat’s Run! 2 years ago, my running partner Matt and I did this run in single digit temperatures and last year we missed it as we were all in Arizona for spring training […]