I truly cannot believe that this is the last time in 2016 that I will hold a nice warm cuppa in my two hands, pull up a seat, and let you know what's on my mind lately. I can't say that I will be sorry to see 2016 go -- it was a hard year … Continue reading One last state for 2016: Spilling over high tea December 2016
The 2 that got away
Today I'm talking about half marathons that didn't go quite the way I expected, and what I learned from them. Las Vegas RnR: the first time I chose (sort of) Las Vegas to be my first half marathon because: Running with friends (or so I thought) I love Vegas Mr. Judy also loves Vegas Running … Continue reading The 2 that got away
State No. 11:10/10-16 Weekly Wrap
Lucky 13 today. I'm not overly superstitious, but I was wearing the same skirt as ZOOMA Annapolis & that one didn't go so well. But first, let's look at the workouts leading up to the race. So because I'll be traveling a lot in the next few months, but "wrapped" up with family business too, … Continue reading State No. 11:10/10-16 Weekly Wrap
A Tale of 5 Mugs
I try to collect a mug from every state I visit -- I started this tradition before I became a runner, but it has become even more important to me since I started to try to run a half in each state. I've talked about this a few times on the blog, including another Friday … Continue reading A Tale of 5 Mugs
Am I an athlete?
People tell me all the time that I'm an athlete. I run half marathons, after all. Go drive 13.1 miles in your car -- even to me, suddenly it seems like a long distance. But am I really an athlete? Let's take a look at the definition: a person who is proficient in sports and … Continue reading Am I an athlete?
The time I . . .
. . . left my water bottle in the garage As a slower runner who has "run" into empty water stations, I had always carried my own water with me, in one form or another, for a half marathon. Most shorter races don't seem to have as much trouble keeping water stations stocked, or I … Continue reading The time I . . .
Race week!: 5/9-15 Weekly Wrap
This week did not start out well. Too much to do, too little time, and a shattered phone. But did it end well? I guess you'll have to read on. I'm wrapping up my race week with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin. You don't have to be a runner to participate in … Continue reading Race week!: 5/9-15 Weekly Wrap
It’s not a half without some drama: TOLT
I'm Thinking Out Loud about my halfs today. Probably because I have one coming up in just a few days. I'd like to say I train well and then everything just goes smoothly on race day. There's no stress in training or during the race. And then I'd tell you I have this bridge to sell to … Continue reading It’s not a half without some drama: TOLT