On Saturday November 6, 2021, I got my first BQ (Boston Qualified Time) in my 3rd marathon. It all started in 2018 when I told my husband I wanted to ‘run one marathon before I turned 40’. Little did I know I would love the high mileage training so much that I’d attempt to register … Continue reading I Got the BQ! Now What?
I run to focus attention on myself. I run because it makes me a better person. I run to stay healthy. I run to set a positive example for my children. I run for fun. By myself, with a group, or with one other friend, it is fun to run. I run for those endorphins. … Continue reading Why do you run?
We have had some crazy cold weather so far in 2021, that has extended throughout the United States and even affected areas in Texas where it usually doesn’t get that cold. With that being said, I know many of you runners out there can relate to the challenges of layering for the cold-especially if you … Continue reading Layering 101…and there are no awards for stupidity when running in winter!
I’m leaving town this week with a dear friend of mine whom I’ve known my entire life, to visit another dear friend of ours whom we’ve known almost as long. We will be traveling to this place called Austin, TX. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. It’s fun! One really cool aspect of my friend going … Continue reading Running, Moming, and Laundry, Oh My!
I recently viewed a post from someone on social media that highlighted how much that individual had improved in their running, from a ‘slow’ 7:15/mile pace a few years prior, to where that person was at that particular moment, at about a minute faster per mile pace. That same person highlighted how discouraged they were … Continue reading Running With Social Media
I am currently in the middle of week 5 of marathon training, and so far, it feels easy. Maybe a bit too easy. For some reason I think I thought that in order to prepare for the daunting task of running 26.2 miles, I would have to have an extremely challenging plan. So I started … Continue reading Marathon Training, Here We Come!
I have been taking some time to work on my half marathon training plan the past couple of weeks, and I think I've decided what I'm going to do. I came to my decision in a rather unexpected way. Towards the end of December one of my running friends asked if I was going to … Continue reading Training Plans and Running Clubs
I had a bucket list wish to complete a marathon in my lifetime-specifically by the time I am 40. So a couple weeks ago I registered for the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. I'm feeling very excited. I'm also feeling scared...well, terrified is probably the better word. How in the world am I going … Continue reading Becoming a Marathoner in 2019
I haven't posted in awhile, so I thought it was probably time. I mentioned before that I was planning on seeing a chiropractor, and I have. I had an x-ray and it was determined I have a slight misalignment to my lower back, which can be corrected. Yay! So we started the process of fixing … Continue reading Fall Running
Today was a beautiful day for a run over lunch! There were a lot of people around, and it didn't even occur to me whether or not I would be safe while I ran. At least safe from people. Running downtown in the city I live in does come with some safety concerns with regard … Continue reading Safety in Running