The alarm went off at 4:45 yesterday morning. Ugh. I had the best laid plans to get out of bed and do my 12-mile long run in preparation for Bataan. I finally got out of bed at 5:00, realizing that I was awake and had a solid 7 hours of sleep, at least. It wasn't … Continue reading Anatomy of an early morning run
I truly believe that sometimes God just wants us to rest. Church and productivity and work are all great things, but sometimes we just need a break, a Sabbath. (Can a Sabbath consist of two weeks of vacation??) We had a great visit to see friends and family in Illinois. Two weeks is the longest … Continue reading Vacation :: good for the soul
I was hesitant to sign up for this race, no lie. However, since I have the go-ahead from my cardiologist and the funds to pay for it, Bataan is on, people! I asked my awesome runner-Army-wife-kindred-spirit friend Natalie her advice on prepping for 26.2 in just six weeks. I ran 13.1 on January 14, finishing … Continue reading Bataan is on!!!
My fellow runners know what I'm talking about... no music, no Garmin (or other fancy schmancy GPS device)... just you and your footfalls. And the sunrise, or sunset, or busy street, or quiet desert. I'm starting to change my attitude towards running. I trained consistently for distance races for about a year, from a 5K … Continue reading My 300th post! — Running naked
We will be in the Midwest one week from today! I've kind of made this a big deal on Facebook and Twitter, but bear with me. It's the first time I've ever lived away from family and I haven't seen them since July. Mr. Rand, well, I haven't even met him yet, unless it counts that … Continue reading Going “home”