I clocked my slowest road time on Sunday at the Estes Park Half Marathon and I couldn't be more pleased with how it went. No sarcasm there. I probably could've run faster if I were 5 pounds lighter or 5 years younger or had 5 more months to train. But I am who I am and I left it … Continue reading Estes Park Half Marathon Race Recap
I thought about going on a diet at the grocery store this morning, which is quite a feat because usually I think about how I want to buy all the donuts. I suppose this is something I am always quietly considering underneath all the other thoughts. Sometimes less quietly. I've never been an especially "healthy" … Continue reading This Should Totally Work: Pizza, Diet, Cake
I just devoured this book: Grand Trail by Alexis and Frederic Berg. It's a combination of articles on ultra trail running, profiles of ultra trail runners and races and tons of phenomenal pictures. One article talks about how we are born to run. That we as a species survived and thrived largely because our bodies are built for long … Continue reading Running 100 Miles is Totally Reasonable
The sky is overcast. That seems to be the afternoon norm these days. Big Girl and Baby Girl are fighting over a blow up bat decorated in superheroes. Or with the bat. I can't be sure. Probably both. Yesterday, I happened to notice that the bottom corner of our shower curtain is covered in mold. … Continue reading Today We Run
I went on a retreat for yoga teacher training this past weekend. An image is likely coming to your mind. Perhaps you just let out a sigh that was a mixture of relief and jealousy. Whatever it is you're imagining, let me assure you. It was not that. I don't mean to say it was … Continue reading Not Your Average Yoga Retreat
I ran the Colorado Women's Classic 10 miler on Mother's Day. Big Girl ran the kid's fun run. She did well and ran the whole 100 yards or so. And then she got a cupcake. So she should've been set, right? Turns out she didn't get her fix with the 100 yards or so. When … Continue reading I Was a Bad Mom on Mother’s Day
I'm running the Colorado's Women's Classic 10 mile race on Mother's Day. It's been awhile since I did a race so I'm feeling a mix of nervous and excited. A friend of mine registered months ago. It took me a lot longer. Then one day she asked me, "What's stopping you?" Those probably weren't her exact … Continue reading You Know That Thing You Want to Do? What’s Stopping You?