Taking On Hills: New Challenges As A Half Marathoner

I can’t believe I am admitting this in writing, but I am learning to appreciate hilly runs. Well, I won’t go as far to say I love them, this is a long way from doing everything in my power to avoid them like the plague. There are a few reasons why running hills is important … Continue reading Taking On Hills: New Challenges As A Half Marathoner

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One Tough Pumpkin: I Ran The Great Pumpkin Run 5k Holding A Pumpkin The Entire Time

I am a tough pumpkin. Literally. After coming across the information for The Great Pumpkin Run I knew I had to do this one. Besides all the cool swag given to runners, it seemed like the perfect fall race. But of course, running a 5k wasn’t enough for me. I read about the Tough Pumpkin … Continue reading One Tough Pumpkin: I Ran The Great Pumpkin Run 5k Holding A Pumpkin The Entire Time

This Is What It Feels Like To Sign Up For The Disney Princess Half Marathon

I can barely hold my excitement in. I am about to bust as my grin grows Cheshire cat in length. I am screaming in happiness on the inside to not wake my sleeping toddler who is on my chest. My fingers are twirling along through the registering form. “Thank you for registering.” Reading this feels … Continue reading This Is What It Feels Like To Sign Up For The Disney Princess Half Marathon

What It’s Like To Finish The Last Training Run Before A Half Marathon

The alarm went off and the old familiar feeling came back. Like clockwork, I wanted to hit snooze but didn’t. I dressed and rushed to the door to meet my running buddy at the park. It is still dark out and the morning air is cold. But I don’t long for my warm bed because … Continue reading What It’s Like To Finish The Last Training Run Before A Half Marathon

What It’s Like To Fundraise For A Race

It is a huge accomplishment to prepare both mentally and physically for a race and reach that goal. But there is something about fundraising for a race and meeting that target amount that outshines the feeling of crossing any finish line. I’ve run in four half marathons, a handful of 10k and countless 5ks in … Continue reading What It’s Like To Fundraise For A Race

The Last Long Run Before The Big Long Run

It’s the home stretch. My body is tired, but it still has the drive to keep going. My mind is set on finishing and there has not been a single doubt lingering that I won’t be able to meet my goal. It’s my last long run before my half marathon, 12 miles on a warm … Continue reading The Last Long Run Before The Big Long Run

A Letter To You, Real Runner

Dear Runner, Today, like you, I tied my shoes. I headed out into the still sleeping day, off the chase the sun, one step closer to greatness. I am a real runner. Some days a great pace leads to a sprint, the need for speed oozing through my pores like the perspiration that falls down … Continue reading A Letter To You, Real Runner