2011 marathon – help me decide which one

So, I’d like to run a marathon this year. And I guess that means I should decide which one! Stipulations: Don’t want to do one anytime in the next few months. I’m training using P90x right now, and I’m really enjoying working out indoors given the current weather outside (brrr!). I also have a decision…

Read More

If you promise free beer, you better deliver …

So, Charlotte Racefest happened. And I was there. And I ran. And I did way better than I thought I would. In fact, I was only about a minute and some change slower than the half marathon I ran in October, and I was more prepared for that one, and that one was less hilly.…

Read More

On meeting new friends on the street corner, why hills suck and why beer is good

So I decided to go practice run the Charlotte Racefest half marathon (or the South Park half marathon, as I’ve been calling it) route on Friday. Maybe I should mention I signed up for the race on Wednesday night. Before Friday. That needs to be clarified for this reason: Ohmigosh anyone who signs up for…

Read More

Running update

Okay, I can’t hold off on talking about running any longer. If you’re not into working out, feel free to skip this one. But it’s been a while since I’ve given an update, so here goes: I’ve been lazy this winter. Not as lazy as I was before I started “really” running, but lazier than…

Read More

Life is a gift. Use it or lose it …

So, I’m a little late on the the whole “look back/look ahead” post that comes at the end of the year, but I was too busy celebrating the holidays to take the time to sit down and think about it! So, better late than never, right? Last year I wrote about some thoughts on 2008,…

Read More

What’s next?

So you guys want to know what’s next after the Thunder Road Marathon, huh? Me too. I’m still in recovery and taking it easy but I can’t wait to get back out there. The first official thing on the calendar is our annual Mount Mitchell winter trip. It’s coming up in a couple of weeks,…

Read More

Writing designing running hiking traveling – let’s just all move to New York City!

Time to update my bucket list. I wrote this a little more than a year ago. Here’s what the list was then, and how it’s going (items in green are in-progress or done!): 1. Write a novel. How it’s going: I have written the first draft of a novel. And I am working on the…

Read More

… and the pictures to prove it …

Yesterday I wrote way too many words to describe the Spinx Runfest Half Marathon, Flight of the Vampire 5K weekend experience. Today I’ll overcompensate with way too many pictures. Sound good? And in preparation for the 5K: I was trying to decide what to wear, and in the end, I was happiest with this costume,…

Read More

I did it. What’s next?

I am a half-marathoner. I did it. And I can honestly say it could not have gone any better. The weather was absolutely perfect (overcast and rainy, around 60 degrees) for the Spinx Runfest Half Marathon in Greenville, SC. My clothes were perfect, nothing was rubbing or hurting or cutting or annoying. The new race…

Read More

Posts navigation