Two years ago my husband was deployed to Iraq. Needless to say my running/racing days came to a screeching halt. I did run a 10k in the fall of 2016, but that was my last organized run/race. So when my girlfriend Kandice asked me to run the “Whiskey Joe’s 5k” with her, I jumped at… Continue reading First “race” in two years.
Ah, today will always be one of my favorite all time days. It’s my “I’m a marathoner,” Anniversary!!!! Six years ago today my life forever changed. #chicagomarathon #2012 #bestdayever #marathon #lifechanging Cheers! Michelle
Last night I went to dinner with my running friends to celebrate my friend Christine’s birthday. I hadn’t seen most of these friends since before my husband left back on my birthday. In January. Sigh. When you’re not running, training and/or racing it’s hard to keep in touch. Of course I’m thankful for social media… Continue reading Bite the bullet
I went into this race with NO expectations other than to finish, and most importantly HAVE FUN. Those that have been reading for a while, know I took a good 6 week break from distance running after the Grandma’s Marathon in June. This break wasn’t due to injury, but for personal reasons and a few… Continue reading Prairie State 2015 half marathon race recap!
I preface this post with the fact that I have only been working on speed every so slightly, once or twice each week on short runs in the last few months, and that I am an idiot for not being completely thrilled with my PR. I’ve done this race now three times, and was excited to… Continue reading Great Western Trail half marathon race recap with a recipe