Tag: Run

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lakefront 50k Race Report

LakeFront 50k – Race Report In December of 2014 I had two hernias repaired. After my surgery, I decided that the Lakefront 50k along Chicago’s Lakefront path would be a good race to build up some mileage. Even though most of my larger late spring races would be trails, I liked the idea of a nice flat road race. I…

Door County Fall 50 – 2014

I honestly don’t even know where to begin. This race just flew by for me. I guess that’s a good thing right!? It’s so bizarre to me to think that 8 hours can just fly by.   I signed up only weeks before the Door County fall 50. I’ll admit, I was dragging my feet. I was pretty unsure about…

Fox Cities Marathon – 2014

I’m still so excited about how well things went at the Fox Cities Marathon.  The race could not have gone smoother for me.  After a busy day photographing a good friends’ wedding, Steve and I headed to Appleton.  We arrived a little late but got settled and checked in pretty quick.  We sat down together and ate burritos that we…

Ice Age Trail 50 -2014

I can still feel the energy buzzing around from last weekend’s race.  Looking back I have to admit this was my strongest run to date. In the days leading up to the race I was anxious but still confident. I knew I could complete the 50 miles but I didn’t know what to expect when it came to time.  The…

Hallucination 100 – 2013

I still can’t believe this day has come and gone so quickly.  It’s the day I’ve been thinking about and training for since mid April.  It became my goal race for the year shortly after my first 50.  Now, I’m going to try to make this NOT boring and NOT TOOO long, but how on earth do you sum up…