Upcoming Race: Broncos 7K Series at Bronco Stadium

It’s Monday, and I’m off work and visiting family in New York today – which is wonderful. But while my nephews are napping, I wanted to do a quick check in here. First, an update on my big 5K race this weekend. Unfortunately, yesterday was not my day to go sub-20 minutes, and I’m bitterly disappointed. I pretty much knew my sub-20 goal was doomed within a few seconds of the start (when the race director welcomed us to “one {Read More}

Seven Sprints and Off to the Races

I don’t normally go to Orangetheory on travel days; I normally try to go every Tuesday and Thursday. But I had missed a class a few weeks ago, so I had one extra to make up before the end of the billing cycle. I didn’t know when I was going to squeeze that in, but then I heard from several people that today’s class was a blast. I’m flying in the evening today so I could be on a few {Read More}

Upcoming Race: Broncos 7K Series at Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Ever since I wrote that post last Monday about needing to get back to running… I’ve really lived up to my goal! Tuesday morning, I went out for a short run around my very hilly neighborhood, but ended up running 5.2 miles in 43 minutes. That’s much faster than I’ve ever run those hills before, and an 8:20 average pace! On Wednesday, I didn’t go for a proper run, but did two quick miles on my new* treadmill interspersed with some weight {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}

How to Stay Committed to Your Goals

Last week, I alluded to the fact that I was starting to think about running another marathon. In short, I need to be in Florida for work at the end of January, and I knew that was right around the time of the Miami Marathon. Out of curiosity, I went to check the dates – and saw that while Miami was actually the weekend prior, that weekend was the Melbourne Music Marathon. Florida is already an appealing destination in the {Read More}

The Great Pumpkin Haul: Training Workout and Discount Code

After several months of not doing any races, I’ve finally signed up for one. It’s less than a tenth the distance of a marathon, but it’s actually one that I need to train for all the same. Behold: The Great Pumpkin Haul. Your entry fee gets you not only a race bib, tee, and some tasty (pumpkin!) beer at the finish line, but also a pumpkin from a giant patch near the race location, at Chatfield Gardens in Littleton, CO. {Read More}

To Run Or Not To Run?

Unfortunately, not much news to report on the cervical spine front, other than how much time I’ve wasted calling doctors in the Dallas Metroplex area to try to get an appointment. Almost every receptionist I spoke with said that their respective doctor would be happy to squeeze me in at the end of August, because apparently spinal injuries are non-urgent and you can just sit tight for six weeks or so. Fortunately, a Twitter referral came through for me (Caron, {Read More}

New York City Marathon: Canceled

I wrote about the New York City Marathon on Wednesday, when I was disappointed with the NYRR’s and the city’s decision to continue with the race. However, since then, I’ve learned a lot more about the current situation across the city – and now, I am actively hoping they make the last-minute decision to cancel it. I kind of can’t believe I just wrote that. Canceling the marathon at this time would be even more difficult than had they canceled {Read More}

75th Marathon: Coast to Coast Challenge!

Though I just got my recap of last weekend up yesterday, tonight kicks off another busy and exciting weekend. It all began when I finally took the time to tally up my marathons (in an Excel worksheet, obviously) and realized that I was starting to approach the 75 mark. With our decimal number system that has 75 as a big important number (it’s 3/4 of the way to 100!), I wanted to do something exciting for my 75th marathon. At {Read More}

Nuun Hood to Coast Application 2012

As you all probably know, I’ve been strengthening my running friend relationships lately. My fitness friends are so totally awesome – even if some of them are sometimes not the best influence on me. Me: “I’m doing two marathons in May… it’s going to be busy.”Jocelyn: “You should come pace me in the New Jersey Marathon on May 6!”Me: “Hmm… okay.”Jocelyn: “And I’m doing the Country Music Half Marathon on April 28… you should come run the full so that {Read More}