Ready, Set, Go . . . Then Stop . . . Let's start out this story by saying I went into this marathon completely trained and ready - for a road race. Backing up some, you may recall the marathon I had trained for, the Ft. Myers Marathon, got cancelled just a week out. I'd put my heart and soul into training for this race. Rented a room. Had my mom coming to town. Then, like … [Read more...] about When a Full Becomes a Half: Trails, Twisted Ankles, Tough Times
I have never been one to push my daughters to participate in running. We've done one 5K together, but that was for the school and we ran and walked it. As far as asking them to go outside and run, or join the running club at school, I didn't push. My thought is this: Running is something you should do because you love it. I love it. I love the way it makes me feel. I love … [Read more...] about Running: It’s All in the Family at the Hot Chocolate 5K!
This quote pretty much wraps up my November jaunt through the Tampa trails. This race was my first 30K. I'd planned to run a marathon in 2016, but my 18 mile plus run through the woods would be my longest race of the year. And I won't complain, because it was a great one. Coach arrived the day prior to the race. (No, we weren't consuming red wine at 4 AM on route to … [Read more...] about Back Roads Racing: X Country 30K 2016, Tampa, Florida