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….

Week 10: Regaining Focus

Monday started as a rest day. I had just done my long run Sunday. It’s ok to change up your week as long as you do your best to not miss a workout. Especially those long run days. Change up your week to allow time for life. Otherwise, sticking to a strict schedule will make…

Week 11: Life happens

In recent time many people have asked me the following, “Why are you putting yourself through this training? Why do you run so much?” It would make more sense if I answered: “I’m racing for money.” “I’m racing to hopefully be noticed and make this my career.” “Top finishers get a trip around the world.”…

Two week recap: Week 13=37 miles, Week 12=45 miles

(Spent Sunday the 16th photographing the Zero Prostate Cancer Run in the rain! Photos had to be turned in by the beginning of training week thirteen. I was unable to get this weeks blog up on time. Photos courtesy of Scottydog Kabrich and Timothy Sneed. Thank you friends!) I kept telling myself after week thirteen…

Week 14: 34 miles

The week of September tenth started with a 7.6 mile run. It has been a rainy week, which comes with the Gulf Coast being close and season changes. I know running in the rain can be enjoyable but not when I take my dog with me. This only becomes an added chore of cleaning her…

What I eat: Diet, Meals, Favorites

Diet by definition is the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.- (Dictionary.com) I have learned that the best way of converting a diet heavy in processed foods to a vegetable and fruit dense diet are all trial and error. You have to try any and every nutrient rich food yourself….

Week 15: Total 28 miles

Labor Day started at 5:00am for Daniel and I. We planned on taking a road trip to near by Austin, Tx. The running routes out there have always been a goal of ours to run. First things first, BREAKFAST! We started our day in Austin, Tx stopping for a bite at The Omelettry. What a bite…