When I first started writing a blog, I tried my best to be the ultimate pillar of positivity. People like chipper people without problems, right? The issue is that that just isn’t my reality. I’ve been injured twice as much as I’ve raced, and it’s just a common thing runners deal with, so I’m going to try to be more open from now on. Continue reading 8 weeks to Bandera
As a runner, I feel like I’m worlds apart from who I was a year ago. In January, I posted the following goals for 2015: Continue reading 2015: A Year in Review
My friend and teammate, Amy Baker ran the California International Marathon this past Sunday and didn’t have the day she had been working so hard for. I believe she embodies what many of us experience when we chase something at the very fringes of our ability. Give it a read!
It’s hard to admit when you’re wrong. You set out determined to prove all the doubters wrong. You convince yourself that their advice is overstated and you’ll have no problem overcoming the challenges ahead. But occasionally, something will happen and you’ll have spare time sitting on the couch to think about what went wrong. As it turns out, sometimes they’re right. Continue reading New Focus: Statesman Capitol 10,000
With six months to go until my 3rd marathon at the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon, I thought it would be fun to look back at the last time I was six months away from running Houston. It was July 2013, and I was a much different runner.
Continue reading 6 Months Out: Then and Now
Last October, I wrote a post entitled “Surviving the Wastelands” that touched on the difficulty that I had transitioning between being a weight-loss jogger to a marathoner. This year, I’m facing a new kind of wasteland that my coach, Steve Sisson, has entitled “The Suck.” Continue reading June 2015 Training Update – The Suck
This post is the eighth in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015.
With a week left to the Boston Marathon, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank those who played a part in getting me to this point. I’ve put a lot of hard work in, but it wouldn’t have been enough if so many people hadn’t have stepped up to give me advice, footwear, and support. So often, I see these thanks being expressed after a positive race result, but I’m thankful regardless of what happens on the course next week. Continue reading 1 Week to Boston!