What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. – Buddha

Lessons Learned

This year I’ve faced quite a bit of failure in my running life which is something I’ve never been used to.  I feel like running has always come relatively easy to me, however the past few years have been quite turbulent.  Maybe I should reword this, running is not easy, it never has been, but for whatever reason it has…

DNF

DNF – Those pesky letters in that order that runners hate.  They stand for Did Not Finish and that is a runner’s worst nightmare. So how come my first DNF didn’t hurt.  It didn’t fill me with anger, hate and frustration.  Instead it was… easy.   I sat with Andrew and Will in the sun on a picnic table watching…

Lazy train

I’ve been “training” since January. I say “training” with quotation marks because this time around training has been different.  I’ve never known training like this and I’m a little conflicted about it.   It’s safe to say that most athletes know that training for any long distance event is a delicate balance of training and recovery, in fact it’s fair to…

The ultra life chose me

I didn’t choose the ultra life, the ultra life chose me.   This cannot be more accurate.   I haven’t run an ultra marathon since LAST October.  It seems like so long ago, but in reality it wasn’t that long, time goes way to fast.   When I fell into running, I didn’t plan to become an ultra runner, it…

Milton Independence Day 10k – 2016

Milton Optimists’ 34th Annual Independence Run/Walk – 2016 Oh what fun this was. I was absolutely delighted when coach Kitty sent me a text on July 2nd and asked if I was up for running the Milton 10k as a time trial.  Before I could get too excited she requested that I follow her rules – FOR REAL THIS TIME.…

Her Madison Half Marathon 2016 – Race Report

I woke up early Sunday morning to raindrops, not just a few, a downpour followed by lightning and thunder. “Well,” I said to Andrew, “At least I’m not running 50 miles in this stuff…” Last fall, Door County was exactly 50 miles of this, minus the thunder and lightning. I checked for a storm delay on the Her Madison half…

Finding my way

After Boston I felt pretty lost, I didn’t like running and I was just plain defeated.  Mostly because Boston just wasn’t what I expected.  I’ve been really good at getting into my own head in a negative way lately.  I haven’t been confident in my running like normal and it’s frustrating. Before my meeting with coach Kitty I wasn’t sure…

Boston Marathon 2016 – Race Report

First of all, I’m struggling and having a hard time writing this. I want to tell you I had an amazing trip and that the race was simply magical but only half of that sentence is true.  The trip out to Boston was a good one. I was able to spend lots of time with Andrew and Hailey.  We got…

15 Awesome Moments of 2015

  It has been one HELL of a year! Between struggles and successes, I’ve had my share of everything.  I really like to take time to look back at the good, the bad and everything in between as I gear up to start another year.  So far 2016 looks grand, but we know how that goes right!?  Life is a…