Race Report: Spring Equinox Four Miler

I ran the Spring Equinox Four Miler on March 26th, but it’s taken me some time to sit down and write a race report. I’m pretty proud of my effort here though, and definitely wanted to write it up for posterity! Having PRed in the four mile just a few weeks earlier, I was really excited about the Spring Equinox Four Mile race to see what I could do. I tried hard to do things right, too: resting up the {Read More}

Race Report: Winter Six Pack #5

The Winter Six Pack #5 was five miles long… which meant we were almost to the end of the six race series build up to 10K! I was a little nervous going into the 5 miler, though. Even though I had run the four mile distance just two weeks before, I hadn’t done any sort of running in between other than some Orangetheory classes, where I never cover more than about 3.5 miles in a class. Five miles would be {Read More}

Race Report: Winter Six Pack #4

With all the medical drama lately, I’ve neglected posting my race report from the fourth Six Pack race, a four miler. But as I’m already thinking ahead to new races (did you enter my giveaway for a free entry to the Spring Equinox race on March 26th?), I wanted to take some time to reflect on this race that I ran on February 26th, and how it went. The 3W Six Pack series is designed to help you stay in shape over {Read More}

Race Giveaway: Spring Equinox Run

Well, I’m back from the neurologist.. and I have very little to report. The brain MRI did turn up an abnormality in the form of a pineal cyst (that means a cyst on my pineal gland, which is responsible for melatonin production… so perhaps the cause of my recent insomnia??), but the symptoms associated with that are not at all the same as my stroke-like symptoms last week. My doctor says she likely wouldn’t recommend surgery to remove the cyst, because she {Read More}

Race Report: Winter Six Pack #3

This Saturday was race #3 in the 3W Races Westminster Six Pack Series, and if I stuck with my plan to always do the longest distance offered, it was my last time attempting the 5K distance. For races 4, 5, and 6, I’d be running 4 miles, 5 miles, and 10K, respectively. I was looking forward to the challenge, but also kind of mad at myself that I had let all the 5Ks go by without ever actually doing any {Read More}

Race Report: Winter Six Pack #2

Saturday morning was race number two in the 3W Races Westminster Six Pack series, and I was pretty excited for it. Last time around it had been so snowy that it was really difficult to run, and while it was still not going to be super warm this week, it at least wasn’t going to be so freezing that I thought my fingers would fall off! After the last race I had sworn that I would wear my big puffy ski {Read More}

Race Report: Winter Six Pack #1

The end of last week was very cold and snowy in Denver. We got a ton of snow on Wednesday that ended up causing a snow day for schools, and Thursday and Friday remained bitterly cold so that snow wasn’t going anywhere. However, before the storm threatened, I had signed up for 3W Races Winter Six-Pack Series. It’s a series of six races where each race is a little bit longer than the ones before, so you are motivated to {Read More}

2017 New Year’s Goals

For many people, the holiday season means Christmas, and they’re super excited. But to be perfectly candid, I don’t really love Christmas – it’s a pretty stressful time of year for me. However, I love what comes right after Christmas: the days leading up to New Year’s, when everyone is thinking about potential resolutions. What a great time of hope and possibilities! I’ve been noodling on various resolutions for a few weeks, trying to think about what I hope to {Read More}

Top Tips and Workouts to Learn to Love the Treadmill

Winter is here, and hopefully you’re not giving up on running just because it’s cold/snowy out? Take your workout indoors to the treadmill, and you might be surprised by the benefits. I was catching up on some back episodes of the Runner’s World podcast this weekend, and they did a segment featuring their editors trying out some new treadmills at Runner’s World headquarters. The editors emphasized how much they all hate running on treadmills and would much rather run outside, which surprised {Read More}

Race Report: Louisville Turkey Trot 5K

I’ve been having a rough time lately – not doing well either physically or mentally. Dumb cold! But I decided that no matter how slowly I went, I wanted to get out on Thanksgiving morning for the Louisville Turkey Trot 5K, an annual race that takes place in the next town over. As a bonus, although registration is required, it’s FREE to enter; you just need to bring a donation of food or clothing to be distributed at a local {Read More}