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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…

Door County Fall 50

The Fall 50 is a 50 mile adventure that begins at the northernmost tip of Wisconsin’s peninsula and travels through scenic back roads and little towns on the Western shoreline and finishes up in Sturgeon Bay.  Runners have the option to run all 50 miles solo, in pairs, or as a 5 person relay.  I signed up last year after…

Marquette Marathon – 2015

I went into this race with high expectations. Last year I ran a marathon in 3:30:37 – I wanted to do better. I knew I could do better. Marquette Marathon in the U.P. caught my attention. The course was advertised as a consistent down hill. I figured that with some nice cool weather along with that downhill I could definitely…

Madison Mini

The Madison Mini Marathon in Madison Wisconsin FINALLY fit into my racing schedule!  Madison has always had a special place in my heart.  Since my teenage years I’ve wanted to run away to Madison but timing never seemed to work out well, so I never did.  My initial escape plan was back in 2005 but I wasn’t able to move…

17 Ultra Marathons in 17 months

Back in 2012 I joined the Under Armour What’s Beautiful Competition. It was more like a social community made up of women on a mission to redefine the female athlete.  Before long I was hopelessly addicted to this community.  I loved posting videos and photos of my journey and chatting with other women about their fitness journey. It was truly…

Ice Age Trail 50 – 2015

“Two more up and downs and we’re there!” I said to Dean, but mostly I was telling myself. I picked Dean up around mile 32 after a tough climb out to Emma Carlin. I couldn’t run downhills anymore. “It doesn’t even matter anymore,” he replied. But it did. After the roller coaster day I’ve had and the pain I had…

Grateful

Today I headed out to Kettle Moraine alone, which was a first for me. Usually I go with someone because I feel a little overwhelmed going alone. It’s still new territory for me so I’m learning. Today I felt comfortable enough for some reason or another. The temperature was great, 60′s, sunny with a breeze, I couldn’t ask for a…