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!
A lot has changed since I last posted on my page. The world looks much different than it did a few months ago. Yet some things still look the same. My perspective has changed with regard to some things I used to take for granted. Let me start with my own personal concerns, as this … Continue reading It’s Been Awhile
Last week my 10 year old daughter spilled green acrylic paint on the carpet in her bedroom. When she finally mustered up the courage to tell me about it, it was after she had attempted to clean it up with one of my nice hand towels and several paper towels. She spread the paint further … Continue reading Don’t Cry Over Spilled Paint
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 did a track workout a couple weeks ago, and it brought back memories of racing in grade school and high school. The difference, as I can recall, is this time I had to maintain very specific paces. I don’t really recall being coached to run a specific pace in my younger years of running. … Continue reading Track Running
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!
In a recent run with one of my friends, the topic of running slower than your expected race pace came up. Mostly because he was concerned he was "slowing me down" by running with me, as he hadn't been running as much lately. Well, I told him that I need to be running 1-2 minutes … Continue reading Run Slow to Run Fast