Hard Times

So the thing about signing up for a half marathon (or two) is that you have to train for it. Even when you don’t want to or when the weather is bad or it’s inconvenient. Today I had to run 3 miles and was hoping to get out early enough to beat the rain. I […]

On Supporting Runners & Running.

My husband started running in the spring of 2011. He ran his first marathon in January 2012. I know it wasn’t easy for him to make it to the finish line. And it really wasn’t easy for me and the girls to get to the finish line either, as I shared with you afterwards. But […]

But I’m in Costa Rica!

I’m taking a few minutes this evening to be publicly thankful for the lack of howling wind (or monkeys) tonight. Last night the wind was blowing so hard and whistling so loudly that not only did I think it might blow the house down, but it scared the bejeezus out of my nearly 7 year-old […]

I Don’t Even Know Who I Am Anymore.

In January I ran my first 5K. On Saturday I will run my first 10K. Do what? Seriously, who am I? I don’t even know anymore. I think this is my version of a mid-life crisis. Except I think everyone is going through it. Is it just me, or does it seem like everybody everywhere […]

We Came, We Saw, We Ran a 5K.

Somehow it was decided that my first 5K would be at Disney World, instead of something, say, in the Houston metro area where I live. I mean, why make it easy? Had I known that running a 5K would require waking the entire family at 4AM on a Friday morning, I probably would have declined. But […]