That Pre-Race Feeling

Pre-race nerves are something that does not go away regardless of how many races I have run. I actually thought that my first race after triathlon season wouldn't be too bad. There are no fears of drowning, getting a flat tire, or crashing my bike. All I have to do is run. So much for... Continue Reading →

Woo Hoo!

Not everything during a race weekend goes perfectly. Fortunately the only problem we encountered was the shuttle bus to the start (18 miles away) never made it to our hotel - the host hotel. Fortunately we found a cab and made it there with plenty of time left before the start. The race began at... Continue Reading →

The Day Before

The day before a big race is one of my favorite days of race weekend. First, I get to sleep in. Today we actually slept until 10. As my friend said, I can't remember the last time I slept that late. Next we got out and ran 2.5 miles to losen our legs. We are... Continue Reading →

Think Pink – Save the Tatas

We arrived in Jacksonville today and were eager to get to the race expo after lunch. Race expos are always a fun experience. So much to see, running and racing gear to purchase, and free SWAG to sort through. The expo for the Finish Breast Cancer Marathon is extra special. And Pink. No where else... Continue Reading →


The last few days before a big race are filled with so many mixed emotions for me. The excitement for the up coming event, the stress that comes with packing, concern over if I trained enough, and suppressing the inner voice that fears gaining weight while I carbo load and tapper training. Today was kick... Continue Reading →

A Mindful Day

Today was a day to exercise my mind as well as my body. I had planned by last night to run my long run today because the weather tomorrow is expected to be snowy all day and today was supposed to be in the upper 30's. I started the day off by meeting the life... Continue Reading →

Don’t Stop Believin’

Looks can be very deceiving. From outside my window it is a beautiful sunny winter day. Stress the word winter. ┬áThe forecast was for a warmer day than yesterday, however the wind changed all that. When I started out on my 11 mile long run it was 28 degrees with a windchill of 19. I... Continue Reading →

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