2014 Mississippi River Marathon {Race Recap}

This past weekend, Lisa and I completed the Mississippi River Marathon.  We only have one more marathon (on March 2) before we are officially Maniacs! The always lovely, Delta Moxie allowed us to stay in her home during our trip.  It was lightly snowing when we arrived, but the beautiful welcome banner and good luck […]

Declaration Day

When you read my goals for 2014, that I published on January 1st, you may have noticed that I left out any real running goals.  I did that on purpose.  I do have running goals for 2014, but I wasn’t sure if I was ready to make them official.  Honestly, I was still searching my […]

Two for One Special {Weekly Training Log}

I just realized that I didn’t post my runs last week, because of the epic stomach bug.  So this will be a quick two week review. For the week of Jan 12-18, I only got to run twice.  Sunday: And Wednesday: Both were good runs.  On the Wednesday run, I tested out a new jacket. […]

a Rant, a Tribe, and a Fear

You know what I really do not like? Well, I don’t care if you do or not.  I’m fixing to tell you.  Fitness models that have obviously had plastic surgery.  You know: boob jobs and such. That drives me insane.  Well, only the ones who are blasting pictures of themselves on Instagram and Facebook, screaming […]

Makeup That Lasts 26.2 Miles

Last year I ran a really great trail race on Lake DeGray.  I knew the trail very well, and placed second out of the women and thirteenth overall.  I know this is so vain and please don’t think less of me for my next statement.  I was not happy with the photo that was taken […]

I Actually Listened {Weekly Training Log}

Well, y’all know I ran the 3 Bridges Marathon last Saturday.  I set out on a nice marathon recovery plan to start the week and on Sunday I ran a slow 2 miles:   Monday, I walked 2 miles and my legs felt great.  I was recovering nicely! Tuesday was a running rest day, but […]

Inaugural 3 Bridges Marathon {Race Recap}

This post is long and I am not sorry. Running the 3 Bridges Marathon was one of the best things that happened to me in 2013.  After being plagued by injury all summer, I needed something to restore my running confidence.  You see, I’ve only been running for two years.  People assume I have been […]

My Weekly Training Log {Marathon Training Weeks 11 & 12}

Well, week 11 started off pretty normal.  I beasted my short Monday run and mid-distance Wednesday run with no problems. Saturday, I was supposed to run 16 miles.  I skipped.  I did not feel like running, so I didn’t.  Gasp! Week 12 started out super busy and it was my last rest week for this […]

My Weekly Training Log {Marathon Training Week 10}

My training was kind of wonky this week. Since my long run was on Sunday afternoon of last week, I rode my bike for 30 minutes on Monday instead of running. I ran a quick 2 miles before class on Tuesday. I was supposed to run 8 miles of speed work on Wednesday, but you […]

My Weekly Training Log {Marathon Training Week 9}

Well, week 9 is over.  It was a pretty good week. On Monday, my weekly short run was fun. There was a torrential downpour on Wednesday, so I ran on the treadmill.  I did a 7 mile tempo run.  It was super boring. You will be so proud.  On Thursday and Friday, I completed a […]