Category Running

Winter Layers and Surprise Snow Melt Hazzards

Matty J and I have been running a bit this winter, but I’m really just not a fan of the biting cold.  I also am not a fan of wearing the equivalent of an entire load of laundry on my body at once, but I do like the invigorating feeling AFTER a run in the […]

Winter Running Gear

I’m not at all one to run in below zero temps and most definitely will not run if there is a risk of slipping on ice.  (I’m a massage therapist…can’t afford to break my wrist!) But I have done some runs in 25-30 degrees and run in drizzle (which I really do enjoy). Since this […]

Living History Farms Race 2012

Yesterday I did my first Cross Country race: The Living History Farms race.  This race is North America’s biggest Cross Country race and is capped at 7500 participants.  For years,  I’ve loved looking through the Des Moines Register’s online galleries of pictures from this event, but never, ever did I think I’d run it! Actually, […]

Matty J’s First Marathon!

A marathon has never been on my radar (and it still isn’t) but Matt was inspired by our training partners Abra and Braxton to do the Des Moines Marathon.  Abra did it last year and Matt did the half last year.  This year was Matt and Braxton’s first full 26.2 and I was so excited […]

The Color Run: Des Moines

Color Run Des Moines=27,000 people running/walking/strolling during 2 races on Saturday.  Well, make that 26,998 because I had 2 extra registrations I couldn’t unload that day. 😉  I was mostly excited for this “race” because my brother, Scottie, and his girlfriend, Sara were coming to join us.  I was so happy to see them I […]

Slump a dump

A few days after the HyVee Tri, I ran about 4 miles with Braxton and Matty J.  Since then, I’ve not even been able to run 2 miles.  Actually, scratch that…I haven’t even made a whole mile without having to stop and walk, or without getting a bad side cramp.  The farthest distance I’ve covered […]

The Next Challenge: Flapjack 10K and a New Running Goal

It is just 2 days post triathlon and I don’t feel sore other than a killer sunburn I got waiting for a ride at the finish.  Otherwise I’m surprisingly good.  I decided that I’m just going to get to it with my running training and signed up for the Flapjack 10K on Sunday September 16th […]

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