Running

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Brown Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, those are all over.  It's time for #GivingTuesday. So what is Giving Tuesday all about? Getting together to celebrate generosity by giving! We give all our money to the stores so why not give to help out a great cause. Last year we raised $2500 for the children [...]

There's nothing wrong with Thanksgiving eating but there is a problem with leftovers.  It's especially hard to be one of those people who HATES to throw food away.  Continuing the Thanksgiving eating for many days after Thanksgiving can be a problem. I woke up yesterday and saw a lot of food in the trash including [...]

Good morning.  It's early but I'm still excited from yesterday.  I ran the Ultracentric Gold Rush 6 HR Race.  The race is actually a 72/48/24/12/6 HR running event.  Yes, there are people who had been out there since Thursday morning.  I think that's crazy.  The whole thing is set up where they serve you real [...]

GO HARD – Hug a Runner

Go hug a runner because it's time to Go HARD.  It's Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day!  Last year, I missed out but this year I got in lots of hugs! I told you running makes me want to hug people! These are some of my favorite people but not all. So don't get offended [...]

The beginning of MY quest

If you've been reading the blog, you may have noticed between the lines that I've been in search of something.  The past 6 years I've been trying to move in a positive direction after being so not positive for a long period of life.  Before I played the victim, I complained all the time and [...]

It's my favorite race of the year!  I love the Pleasure Island Bridge Half Marathon for many reasons but most importantly, it's just a great race with great people.  I run all over the country but it's nice to run the local races.  I'm so blessed that my community has two great local long run [...]