I have a perpetual problem of overscheduling myself and not following my own color coded google calendar. This being said I ran Ragnar Chicago for the 6th time this past weekend in the seventh circle of hell weather and then had a 5k on Thursday. Both of these runs were with people that I adore … Continue reading Running will always be a love/hate relationship
I loved this race even though it did not go according to plan. First off, the weekend itself was great. Race weekends with my favorite running buddies are one of the best things ever. My race wasn't great. It wasn't terrible. It was another half marathon and I finished. I got a little down on … Continue reading Door County Half Marathon
Shamrock Shuffle Almost a month ago I froze my ass off running the Shamrock Shuffle in Chicago with Mo. I don't even remember how long ago I registered for it, but I'm usually up for a running adventure with Mo. It was an early and cold morning. I'm pretty sure I was cold for a … Continue reading Spring Races
I'm sitting here on a Saturday morning having already run my miles for the day. It was only five miles, but it was a wonderful five miles with no pain and I'm ready for more. I'm sitting here with three different race registration pages open. They are three different distances and I have different reasons … Continue reading Choosing Races
Sure that's hyperbole, but it's definitely a thought I've had a lot lately. I'm still not running which makes it almost three months of no running. Thankfully for my mental health I have discovered spinning. Day by day I am making improvements and today I finally got to run (mostly walk) on the Alter-G treadmill. … Continue reading Will I ever run again?
I'm trying something different this year. I'm racing very minimally. My next race is the Wisconsin Half in May. I am doing this for two reasons: 1) racing is effing expensive and it's an easy way to cut some costs and 2) I really, really want a sub 1:50 at the Wisconsin Half. I am … Continue reading 2014 Racing
Running and I have had a lot of ups and downs over the last year(s). There have been quite a few "running is stupid" moments along with fewer "I love running" moments. I'm okay with this. It needs to ebb and flow and not be something that takes over my life. I let running become … Continue reading Brewers Mini Marathon