January 2019: 7th-11th

Most New Years start with setting goals, resolutions, and challenges. We were invited to take on the 5x5k challenge which was initiated by Runbar leader, Merriana. Runbar is a free run group that meets in downtown San Antonio. The challenge consisted of running a 5k Monday thru Friday with a different run group hosting a…

Will third time be the charm?

Now that the BCS Marathon and the holidays are over, I am staying focused. My game plan is to up my strength training and create a solid foundation. This way when I get back to training for the marathon, I will have one less thing to worry about. At that point, I will only be…

What I’ve learned

“You have to respect the marathon”.- Unknown I was given this advice after my first San Antonio Rock N Roll Marathon. I ran my first marathon January in New Orleans with only one month of “training”. I was advised to control my pace. My mind was set on controlling my pace. I ran an average…

Week 0: Its race weekend!

Where have I been? Answer: Running outdoors, running on the treadmill, and making time for life (aka husband, dogs, and job). November 11th I was crazy enough to sign up for my first 50k. The Hill Country Trivium turned out to be a cold day with plenty of hills and clear back country roads. I…

Week 7: Ankle Injury?

This should have been a 53 mile week. Sunday the 28th was my eldest sister’s wedding. Daniel and I dressed up for the occasion. It’s been a while where heels have played a role in my wardrobe. I’m more of a running shoe, sneakers, and sandals kind of girl. At one point that evening, I…

Week 8: More rain, More Family

Monday started this 58 mile week with a half marathon (13.1 miles). I ran in the cold rain. I was determined to get all my miles done. I was at mile 8 when I started shivering. The rain had gradually com down harder after five miles. Didn’t think it was going to stop me. I…

Week 9: Cold and Rainy

The forecast didn’t help motivate me this week. The coolness of running outdoors was a plus, but the incessant rain was not. Monday started with a 11.9 mile run. If you knew me, you would know that I don’t prefer running in cold temperatures. I know, I know! Cool weather is a runners best friend….