Wahoo, Another race in the books! Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I, myself, am deliriously tired from a weekend full of driving, exploring, and, oh yes, a little bit of running. I left early Friday … Continue reading
This week has been a bit hectic to say the least and I plan on getting ready to head to DC early, early tomorrow morning (I hope to be long gone by the time you guys are reading this). So … Continue reading
If you run, hell if you do any sort of cardiovascular activity, you should know that hydration is key. Drinking water throughout the day, upping the amount before, during & after a workout, and ensuring that you never EVER get … Continue reading
Phew – it’s finally Friday, and what a week it has been. I think the emotional toll of what happened up in Boston, at the White House, and in Texas has had a significantly sobering effect on almost everyone with … Continue reading
Taking a glance over my calendar, I noticed that I have many things “penciled in” between now and June. Next weekend I’ve got the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in D.C., The Kentucky Derby (of which I will not be running) … Continue reading
Today was supposed to be Marathon Monday. Patriot’s Day for those celebrating in Boston proper and around Massachusetts. Today was supposed to be a celebratory day filled with baseball, hockey and, of course, a marathon. A marathon for those who worked so hard to get there. A marathon for the best of the running community. A marathon that, for some, is the pinnacle of their running career.
Then suddenly, it wasn’t anymore. Today quickly became a day of terror and confusion. A day so full of optimism and accomplishment had become ground zero for one of the most horrific acts of this decade thus far.
I’m not from Boston. Hell, I’ve never even been there. To that effect, I didn’t even personally know anyone running in the marathon today. But I am a runner. And whether you can run one mile or one hundred, if you are a runner the hurt stung a bit deeper.
These are our races. These are our accomplishments. And every second matters. I keep hearing of people who crossed the finish line minutes, seconds before the explosions detonated and it absolutely chills me.
As of this moment, it’s impossible to know what has happened – who did it, perhaps more importantly, why. But today, as runners, we unite. We hurt, we weep, and we pray that everyone that can be safe, is.
Happy Monday! Here are some beautiful spring blooms to brighten your day. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are excited to start your weeks. (I’m usually not this chipper this early but I’ve had several gallons of coffee … Continue reading
Happy Friday! This weekend is going to be a particularly exciting one as I currently have absolutely nothing planned – a welcome relief from the past few weeks and the upcoming weekend hoopla that will include a trip to DC … Continue reading
Can we just start off by saying how absolutely, miserably sore I am from Sunday’s race? Don’t get me wrong, I am usually a bit tight the day after a hard run, but this time around I don’t even know. … Continue reading
Race: Covenant Health Knoxville Half Marathon Where: Knoxville, Tennessee Date & Time: April 7, 2013, 7:30 AM Race Time: 01:55:36 – 29th in my age group (out of 238) and 494 overall (2430) Weather: About 10 degrees above perfect. But I … Continue reading