Tag: runner

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…