A while ago I had an entire race schedule planned out, up through February's Gasparilla event. Had it inked in, even, on my running calendar. Made some plans around the dates. Then this happened. Then this happened. And everything changed. I always like to start with the bad news first. The Bad Running News First race cancelled. Second race with turned … [Read more...] about Hot Chocolate 15K and Change of Running Plans
Disclaimer: I received a pair of Aftershokz Trekz Air headphones to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews. I was super excited to check out a pair of the Trek Air headphones by Aftershokz. I typically don't run with headphones. Instead, I place my phone … [Read more...] about Product Review: Aftershokz Trek Air Headphones
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
So this is it! After all the training, after the first marathon being cancelled, after another twenty miler, the time has almost come: Marathon Time! Marathon Number Four! Time for the X Country Marathon in Tampa, Florida - Alafia park, to be exact. Next week at this time I will be about an hour and a half into my fourth 26.2. Fourth!! I am so excited! Mom is coming up; … [Read more...] about Marathon Time! One Week and Counting
For the past four months I've been in full out training for the Ft. Myers marathon. I stuck to my plan. I worked hard. I had a lousy eighteen miler due to the heat but a phenomenal twenty miler. I was on point with my time, and I felt strong going into my taper. I was ready to go! Then, last week, I got an email: the race has been cancelled. Postponed, they … [Read more...] about Marathon Cancelled: Adapt. Overcome.