Running

Staying safe when you take your workouts outside

Last week a woman was running in the wee hours of the morning and she was attacked. Her attacker tried to pull her in the bushes but she went all karate kid on him and got away. I don't know [...]

Race Recap: The Louisiana Marathon

I had no skin in the game here.  I just ran the Mississippi Blues Marathon the week before and I just wanted to finish.  I won't lie when I tell you, I chose to run the marathon so I could [...]

Race Recap: The Advocate 5K at The Louisiana Marathon

The Louisiana Marathon race weekend is one of my favorites of the year. I can't explain why but it just is. Maybe it's the energy, the friendly people, the beautiful course and even the great finisher festival. It's a race [...]

Race Recap: Mississippi Blues Marathon

This past weekend, I ran the Mississippi Blues Marathon in Jackson, MS.  This race made Runner's World Best Marathons to run this year.  I was highly intrigued about this race making the list.  Jackson isn't exactly the travel hot spot [...]

Race Recap: Texas Marathon

I wanted to get the new year started off the right way by doing something healthy.  New Year's Day started with a 90 minute drive to run a marathon.  The forecast for this race was not ideal but it got [...]

Hello 2015!

The post is late, but I wanted to share how I spent the first day of the year with you.  First off, I want to tell you how I spent New Year's Eve! First I carb loaded and then... I [...]

My year in running 2014

The year is coming to an end so it's only fitting that I recap my 2014 running. I've been running for my former self all year long. Not because I'm afraid of her, but I'm just showing myself how far [...]

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 [...]

Race Recap: Brazos Bend 100 Marathon

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 [...]

Race Recap: St. Jude Memphis Marathon

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 [...]