2014 Run the Line Half Marathon {Race Recap}

A few days before Valentine’s Day, Aaron asked me what I wanted for my gift.  I looked him square in the eye and asked for a race registration and hotel stay.  I honestly believed he would say no, but he didn’t.  He asked me which race I had in mind, and I answered “Run the […]

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 […]

2013 Cossatot River Trail Half Marathon {Race Recap}

I gladly hopped out of bed at 4:15am and drove an hour and a half to participate in this half marathon.  I entered the GPS coordinates into my iPhone and drove off into the darkness. I arrived at the Cossatot River Visitor Center at 6:28am.  I accidentally drank an entire pot of coffee during my […]

Heart and Soul Half Marathon Recap

Unless you have been under a rock, you know that this past Saturday was my 31st birthday and I ran my first half marathon.  It was absolutely awesome. I will say that the two days before the race were the best part of the whole training process. CARB LOADING!  Those two days make the whole […]

Week 16 Recap {Half Marathon Training}

Week 15 My half marathon training is OFFICIALLY OVER.   I cannot believe that I stuck with this for the last 16 weeks.  I have completed 66 training runs and I am so proud of myself.  I have never worked this hard for something in my entire life and I can already tell the dedication I […]

Week 15 Recap {Half Marathon Training}

Week 14 I cannot believe that my half marathon training is almost over.  Next Saturday is my big 31st birthday and the Heart and Sole Half Marathon.  I am ready. Monday 3 mile easy run at 10:45 minutes/mile.  I had to do this on the tread mill.  How sad.  Anyway, I ran this in 26:23 with […]

Week 14 Recap {Half Marathon Training}

Week 13 Week 14 was wonderful.  I booked my hotel room and paid my registration fee this week.  I am getting so excited! Monday 2 mile easy run at 10:45 minutes/mile.  I ran this in 18:26.  That is an average of 9:13 minutes/mile. Tuesday 2 mile easy run at 10:45 minutes/mile.  This is the first time […]

Week 13 Recap {Half Marathon Training}

Week 12 Overall, week 13 was uneventful and easy.  I am starting to get a little nervous about my race, but I know I will be prepared. Monday 3 mile easy run at 10:45 minutes/mile.  I ran this at a pace of 10:19 minutes/mile and finished in 30:58.  I had to wait until we returned from […]

Week 12 Recap {Half Marathon Training}

Week 11 This is the last easy week of my 16 week training plan.  Only 28 days until I run the Heart and Sole Half Marathon.  I am so ready/excited/nervous. Monday 5 mile easy run at 10:51 minutes/mile.  I ran this at a pace of 9:48 minutes/mile and finished in 49:00.  I had to do this […]

Week 11 Recap {Half Marathon Training}

Week 10 Just another great week of running.  I am pretty sure I cured my runner’s trots.  Sorry, that was too much to say in the first sentence.  Skip reading Saturday if you don’t want to hear my poop chronicles. Monday 3 mile easy run at 10:51 minutes/mile.  I ran this at a pace of 10:23 […]