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
Fun fact: I’ve never run a 5k race.
It’s not all medals and roses, as most (if not all) runners will tell you, even the professional athletes. There’s lots of sweat and hard work put into it. Lots of discipline needed. Lots of pain. But oh the joys … and that’s why we still do it. We crazy people!
I wasn’t prepared for my first running injury. It came from ‘nowhere’. I guess you could say I was a rookie. Read More
I was in the Columbus newspaper the other day. No big deal, right? Um, what?? When I saw it in flesh and blood, I was like “Mama, I made it!” lol.
Within a year, I ran 3 half marathons.
I never thought I would ever be referred to or refer to myself as a long distance runner. Ever. Before I [officially] started training for my first half marathon , I had never run more than 4 miles in a ‘session’. I don’t think I had ever even run a mile nonstop.
My hope is that with this post, I am able to encourage at least one person who thinks they can never be ‘a runner’ to start running; or even those into running right now but thinking of quitting. Read More