Hitting a curve ball #TheRunningWriter

Today I’m sitting on my stationary bike, pedaling away, coming to terms with the fact that I might be spending more time than I’d like on this thing. I’d rather be out on my trails, pounding up those wicked hills, taking in the amazing scenery, and spending time with my friends. But sometimes things don’t go as planned. Sure. I’d had plans to run the canyon next month with my sweet hubby, I’d had plans to race the four peaks in November…but sometimes life throws you curve balls. Rather unpleasant and painful ones. How do you handle those unexpected obstacles?[…]

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#TBT 50-miler

Boy do I have a Throw Back. December, 2016. 52 miles running. 11 hours 54 minutes. I was reminded of this because last weekend I went on a hike at Lost Dog (picture on your right). And I saw the top of Thompson’s Peak…the one I climbed during this 50-miler. Yeah, it’s that massive mountain with the towers on it behind me in this top pictures. It’s the one I have nightmares of…  😉 I’m kidding (mostly). They’re fond nightmares…er…memories. After 32 miles of running, I faced off with that massive mountain, and I made it. It was an amazing[…]

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Taking time to smell the roses #GetInspired

My next adventure is running the Grand Canyon! I’m super excited for a couple of reasons. First, it’s on my bucket list to run down to the bottom of the canyon and back up in one day. Second, it’s awesome Daddy Daughter time—YEP, my dad is running it with me! My super coach (and sweet hubby) has me on this wicked awesome (and tough) training plan. And today…I got to do a trail run. One of my favorite places is Deems Hills Trails. It’s amazing the sites offered right here in the middle of the city. So…I had to do[…]

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Wow…

All I can say is WOW! Marathon weekend was amazing. I’m nearly 100% recovered, just some residual foot pain, but it’s all good! Thanks for all your support, both financially by contributing to the American Cancer Society and those who cheered me on, whether it from the sidelines or virtually via Facebook, Twitter, etc. You guys are ROCK STARS! Here are a few pictures in case you missed them on Facebook and Twitter: Soooo, what should my next adventure be?   🙂

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I Want To Quit…

Last week about this time, I was on my typical Friday LONG run, training for my first ever marathon. For those of you who don’t know, I’m working a little #CouchToMarathon thing right now. Last February I had major abdominal surgery as a result of stage four endometriosis, so…that wiped me out for months. As a goal to come out of that was to do a “bucket list” thing:  Run a full Marathon (26.2 miles) So….back to where I started….Last Friday. Long Run. I was set to do a two hour run. I was totally stoked. Had the music picked[…]

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Couch To Marathon

Last week I got some GREAT news…. Doc cleared me for all activity now! Woot! After nearly eleven weeks on restriction after abdominal surgery, I can start exercising again! And let me tell you, I’m ECSTATIC. Remember way back when I realized I was going to have major surgery I threw out the challenge to join me in training for a marathon once I recovered? Well, now that I’ve received the good-to-go from my doc, I’m ready to jump into the Couch to Marathon. I haven’t picked out a race yet, but I’m shooting for something in October. Sure, I’ve[…]

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