running

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 if I could have done that. I can tell you one thing, I don't want [...]

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 eat some of the delicious food at the finisher festival.  Spoiler alert:  I was too [...]

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 I don't think I'll be missing. Willie and I usually run the 5K the day [...]

2015: A year of new goals

I've been contemplating my goals for the new year.  I'm taking a new approach to my goals this year.  I sat down to think about what I accomplish in the new year and most of them come in the form of being true to myself and using my voice.  It seems to be more internal [...]

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 went to sleep at 9pm. This morning we got up early so I could run [...]

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 I've come since that January day. In 2014, I ran 13 marathons, some half marathons [...]

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 [...]