Wide awake and thinking about warm weather, girls weekend, slot machines and sunrises.
This race can be summed up in one word: wet. I have done this race in some capacity since 2009, and not once has it rained. The race director said it has never rained on race day until this year. They have had fourteen years of dry weather. I hope it's another 14 years before… Continue reading Grand Rapids Half Marathon, a recap
I've been fortunate to not have been directly fat shamed since I've started running. Or maybe I have, and just let it slide. I know that so many others have, and not all of them have been exactly "fat." Celebrities Alyssa Milano and Jennifer Lawrence have been fat shamed. Seriously. Who can forget the drama… Continue reading Fat Shaming
On May 27 I finished my 10th full marathon. As with every race I wrote amazingly witty things in my head along the way. And with every post-race "brain melt" I forgot every last bit. I wasn't even planning to do the Bayshore Marathon this year. My daughter signed up, hoping for redemption from her… Continue reading Bayshore: Marathon No. 10
Headphones we all have at least a working pair, a dead pair we should throw away but haven't because it seems such a waste and a pair of Skullcandys that could be sent back for warranty coverage but haven't bothered to send them off. If you run, walk, workout, watch TV and movies on dvd or… Continue reading What’s on my Playlist*
Remember when I said at the end of the fall running season I said I wasn’t going to quit, and keep plugging through the winter? That only half happened. I haven’t stopped completely, but haven’t been as consistent as I should have. Taking a semi-break has been okay though. I did get some relief by… Continue reading Winter Running, so Far
We've all had "one of those days" where we want to just climb back into bed and start over. This month has had more than it needed. Previously I said I joined a Holiday Challenge to help get through the holiday season a little healthier than I started it. "How's that going for you?" I'm… Continue reading When “Best Intentions” and “Reality” meet
Motivation. Heartbreak. Accountability. Discouragement. Achievement. That's what. I don't think I'm doing it quite right. I told myself I was not going to get on the scale until the end of the month. From October 31 - November 30: no weigh-ins. I didn't make it. I joined Coach Jenny Hadfield's Holiday Challenge. It cost me… Continue reading What’s in a Challenge, anyway?
This Sunday wraps up the 2016 season for me with a full marathon at the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon. By the time October 1 comes around I am pretty much over the idea of running. I know it happens every year, and each year in the spring I feel like I can conquer the… Continue reading The End is Near, and I AM NOT Quitting
I hadn’t planned to run the Wo-Zha-Wa Run, a small race in Wisconsin Dells, WI (Saturday, September 17, 2016). Total finishers in 2016 numbered 111 for the half marathon. There is also a 4 Mile Run; 145 finished that. It was the 5th largest field in its history. Like I said, it’s a small race.… Continue reading Wo-Zha-Wa Run — race report