Nike Women’s Half Marathon

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

Boston

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.

Wedding Dress and Non-wedding flowers

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

Mini Key Lime Pies

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

Knoxville Half Marathon

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