Running

Race Recap: The Mercedes-Benz Marathon

I never do race recaps on the same day that I run.  Lucky for you I'm sitting in a hotel room by myself watching television. This weekend was Mercedes-Benz Marathon weekend in Birmingham, AL.  Yes that's right, the quest continues [...]

Race Recap: The Austin Half Marathon

I signed up for this race fully intending on running the full marathon. This is a race on my list that I MUST do. Last year I said I was going to do the race this year and I had [...]

Not running all the marathons

Last week I was prepping all week to run The Austin Marathon. I knew it wasn't going to be easy or fast but I just wanted to run it. I kept referring to the weekend as a "shit show" but [...]

Race Recap: Katy Half Marathon

I've realized that I'm not super into remembering what happened during a race and honestly, that's not the most important part of a race for me.  The actual running part is my own thing and some days I'm feeling it [...]

Exercising is the LEAST offensive thing I’ve done to my body

A study by the American College of Cardiology came out suggesting the amount I run will increase my chance of death but it's at the same rate of people who sit on the couch. The National guideline suggests 150 minutes [...]

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 [...]