Angela

This week has been filled with holiday things.  We had our run group Secret Santa on Monday and tonight we had the Christmas Light Bike Ride.  I was a little worried that it was going to rain tonight and we wouldn't be able to ride.  It was misty, but I still made it.  It was [...]

Race Recap: BCS Marathon

My double header weekend ended with the BCS Marathon in College Station, TX!  We literally finished Brazos Bend and jumped in the car to get to College Station for packet pick-up!  I hate that we didn't make in time for the expo, but we did make it there in time for the start of late [...]

Next week is Christmas.  Have you done your shopping?  I haven't done much shopping at all.  I should probably get on it.  Just in case you're still searching for the perfect gift or stocking stuffer, I thought I would go ahead and put my list out there.  All the lists out there seem to be [...]

This past weekend I committed to running the Brazos Bend 100 Marathon.  I orginally signed up to do the 50 miler but then decided that being an ultramarathoner wasn't for me.  Then after running another ultra, I decided I should try the 50 miler and signed up again...but then I decided to drop down to [...]

Now that I’m not running…

I have a little bit more free time.  Things have settled in our house.  Willie is officially a marathoner and I've run my last races of the year.  Those recaps will be coming soon but for right now there is something else to talk about. Now that I'm not running I have a little bit [...]

Good comes from a bad day

Yesterday was a pretty bad day.  Things has progressively gotten better throughout the day but it had taken a toll on me mentally.  A series of unfortunate events finally led me to the road.  I needed to burn off some of the stress that had been building all day. I hit the road to clear [...]

Sleep evades me

I wish I had something more exciting to talk about but I don't.  I have been desperately searching for sleep.  I haven't had good sleep since Friday night.  After the marathon, I thought I was going to sleep really good but I didn't.  I spent the majority of the night watching Willie get the best [...]

Please excuse me while I talk about this race with great emotion.  This race was supposed to be my first race last year but we all know what happened.  This year it was Willie's first marathon!  When we arrived in Memphis, I felt like I was running a marathon for the first time.  I was [...]

Willie and I hopped in the car to drive to Memphis for the big marathon.  Willie will be running his first marathon and I'll be adding another state to my marathon quest.  It's a moment for me but it's a BIG moment for Willie. That's why he drove the entire 8 hours.  But we didn't [...]

It's time to change up those workouts people.  When I feel like I need a change, I take a HIIT. HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training.  It burns A LOT of calories and gets in everything that you need.  Cardio and strength in one killer workout so it's one of the best.  I have a [...]