The Tootsie Roll at the Center of Every Really Good Goal

My writing instructor sent me an email this week outlining what I'm supposed to bring to the first class on Monday, January 8th. She explained and then she spelled it out again, just to be clear. Or (the expression that comes to mind is) to rub salt in my wounds. 20 consecutive pages, plus The … Continue reading The Tootsie Roll at the Center of Every Really Good Goal

Start Running by Setting These 3 Expectations

I have a theory that shame keeps a lot of people from running. Tell me honestly (or at least tell yourself) if you can relate to the following story. Jennifer (Let's call her Jennifer. That's a nice generic name if you're an Xennial.) looks in the mirror and says to herself, "Ugh. My thighs are … Continue reading Start Running by Setting These 3 Expectations

Estes Park Half Marathon Race Recap

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

Running 100 Miles is Totally Reasonable

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