Just a few weeks before my recent half marathon, I was telling my friend that I was sure my PR (personal record) days were over. To be honest, I was tired. Literally tired and then tired of training. I had been “training” for over 3 months through a particularly trying winter and I was just ready to be done so I wouldn’t have to run for some time. And by training, I mean Read More
Sunday October 15, 2017 was the day. It was 7am at the start line in downtown Detroit, MI, 70 F, and quite humid. The day was finally here- after 3 months of training, I was going to complete my second half marathon of 2017, my 5th Read More
The team name I chose won!! How cool is that? I had signed up to join the team that my running group was forming for the Kalamazoo Marathon/Borgess Half Marathon/ Borgess 10k/Borgess 5k and we were asked for suggestions for team names. I don’t consider myself particularly Read More
If you are quite familiar with terms such as ‘long run’, ‘race day’, ‘hydration’, ‘pace’, ‘PR’, ‘strength training’, ‘rest day’, ‘easy run’, ‘fuel’, ‘wicking’, ‘blisters’, ‘cross training’, ‘stitches’, ‘runner’s knee’, ‘intervals’, ‘sprints’, ‘foam rolling’, ‘compression socks’ and so on but have not discovered first hand the amazingness of being a road warrior aka runner, then may I suggest to you that perhaps you are an [un]official friend of a runner.
It’s a phrase I have coined to cover significant others, siblings, friends, neighbors, and colleagues of Read More
A few weekends ago, I went to Chicago–so you know I was definitely going to get a run in. I had run once in Chicago before, but it was in a quiet residential neighborhood; nothing too spectacular. It was while I was training for a half marathon Read More
What sane person, who doesn’t know how to swim, climbs 2 stories to a height of 30 ft, to slide down an inclined plane at high velocity into a large muddy body of water that’s 2 inches less than their height?
Yes, me. I did that. And I am still not sure Read More