Thoughts before my first 50 …

Deep breath. After months and months of training — here I am. I’ve got many thoughts running through my head and emotions wanting to be felt. But, here I am, on the cusp of doing something once thought impossible. I want to feel fear. I want to feel peace. I want to feel nervous. I want to feel confidence. I want to feel anxious. I want to feel strong. But, this feeling I feel is all…

RACE RECAP #84: Thankful 13

I love Thanksgiving races. Not just because they help you earn your pie, but because of the atmosphere, the people and the challenge. On a day of gratitude you come together and participate in something you all love and enjoy. Okay, I lied. I run for the pie. Yesterday was my third time running the Thankful 13 Half Marathon and let me tell you … I didn’t feel guilty ONCE OUNCE eating my Thanksgiving dinner. Sure,…

Happy Thanksgiving 2014!

Welp, today’s the day, eh? The day we show our gratitude and shovel pie in our … well … pie holes. Where gluttony and gratitude stand hand in hand while we argue with family and watch crappy football all day. The more we eat the more grateful we become. Oh, tradition. God bless, tradition. Okay, so maybe you don’t subscribe to the American definition of Thanksgiving. I don’t. At least anymore. I think sometimes we…

Fartlek Friday XLVIII: Gobble, gobble

Welp, it’s the end of Thanksgiving Week here on the bloggy blog. I hope you learned a thing or two? I hope you enjoyed it. I’ll be having a Christmas Week on the week of December 14th. So stay tuned. Oh, and the Joshby Awards are coming up soon as well. I’ll keep you posted on that one. This past week has been a fun and busy week. After a week of not running I’ve…

Thanksgiving Week: Grateful Lessons from 2014

I love the last couple of months of each year. Not just because of the holidays, the time spent with the family or the special traditional food (heaven knows I love the food), but because it’s a time to reflect on the passing year. It’s a time to learn, resolve and move forward. As I reflect upon this past year I think of the friendships that I have made, relationships I have strengthened and things…