Recently my husband handed me an issue of Sports Illustrated, pointed to one article and said “read this.” The article was about Jeff Glasbrenner. When Jeff was 8 years old, he lost his right leg below the knee in a farming accident. He spent 47 grueling days in the hospital during which he had 14 … Continue reading Just Say No to No
To date I have run a full or half marathon in 44 of the 50 states. My most recent race was the Her Tern Half Marathon in Anchorage, Alaska. My goals when I boarded the plane to Anchorage were simple. I wanted to complete the half marathon so I could check off Alaska and to … Continue reading Moose and Mimosas
Vacation Races is a terrific organization that puts on races near national parks. It is a wonderful way to combine running a race with a visit to a national park. In 2015 I ran their Rocky Mountain Half Marathon and in 2016 I ran their Zion Half Marathon. Both races were challenging but memorable. Last … Continue reading Running, Raptors, and a Rodeo
Recently while flying to a race, I thought about how silly this all seems - traveling to 50 states to run endurance events. Aren’t they all the same? How can any race be different? 26.2 or 13.1 miles is the same not matter where you run it, right? My most recent race in Fargo, North … Continue reading I Ran Far in Fargo
When I picked out a race to run in Oregon, the choice for me was simple. I had to go to Tracktown, USA to run the Eugene Half Marathon, a race that ends on the iconic Hayward Field. This race was definitely one of the most enjoyable races I have run. Whether you come … Continue reading Running in The Land of Pre
I have been struggling to write about my experience running the 2017 Boston Marathon. There are so many different emotions swirling around in my head that it has been difficult to distill it down into a post of under 1000 words. I could write a book about that race. Today I realized the theme that … Continue reading Boston Strong
Recently someone asked me, of all the places that I have been on my running adventures, which was the best place I have visited. I thought about it for a moment. I have run in so many memorable places that it is difficult to pick just one. Every place I have traveled to has had something … Continue reading A Truly Memorable Race
My latest running adventure took me to Greenville, Mississippi for the Mississippi River Half Marathon. (There was also a full marathon.) This was the first time I ran a point-to-point race that started in one state and finished in another. The Mississippi River race started in Arkansas and finished in Mississippi. You might be thinking I … Continue reading Mississippi or Arkansas?
At the start of 2017 my objective was to finish the remaining 13 states in my 50 States Endurance Challenge. I had most of my races picked out but I was having trouble finding a half marathon in Connecticut that fit into my jam-packed schedule. Looking at the race calendar on the 50 States Half … Continue reading Running a Race Indoors
It’s the end of the year - a time when people reflect on what they did in the last 12 months and look ahead to what they have planned for the new year. Many of us have a “bucket list”, a list of things we dream of doing someday. Someday is that magical time … Continue reading Enjoy Yourself!