running

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 [...]

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 [...]

Today I ran a half marathon.  This was one that wasn't on the schedule.  It was kind of last minute and it was a race I had never done before.  Last week I ran a bridge so it's not that bad of an idea.  The race was only a hour and some change away so [...]

Meal prep moved to Saturday

Happy Saturday night.  Most people are out doing interesting things and I'm blogging.  But I wanted to let you know that I'm not dead.  I'm still here.  I'm just trying to figure everything out.  I may or may not be struggling with documenting everything on social media.  I'll stop complaining about it because I signed [...]

Sunday morning was the day to run long! This was a taper run for me because I planned on running the Marine Corp Marathon the following week. This was also a training run for Willie who is training for his first marathon in December. It was meant to be fun. My attitude for this race [...]