Feel free to drink coffee and wave during my race

I saw a post on Facebook today, where a woman congratulated her friend on finishing a rough half marathon. The person who posted wrote the following as part of her message to her friend: ‘I am thankful for your Meg Miles family and all the support they have given you and continue to give you,…

Race recap: Ogden Marathon

Two weeks removed from the Ogden Marathon, and I’ve had some time to really reflect on the great time I had there. I was very nervous going into the race – not so much the race itself but the fact that I was meeting the family of the soldier I was running to remember (Bryan…

Goals.

After watching the Boston Marathon last Monday, tracking some friends and feeling the energy of the event (even through the TV!), I had a moment of ‘I want to do that.’ Please keep in mind, I just had a miserable run in Paris the prior weekend and all but swore off large marathons. How easily…

Race Recap: Paris Marathon

Oh la vasche! (Holy cow!) I had high hopes for a fast time on this course (my initial goal was a 4:10-4:15 run), but it was not to be for a variety of reasons. The quick summary: I didn’t like this race. Overall, my visit to Paris was fantastic, but the marathon was very frustrating and…

Suffering from Runner’s Brain

When I ran the Chattanooga Marathon, I crossed the finish line, got my water, beer and a bite to eat, then I decided to buy a couple items from the event store. It was a bit chilly, and I’ve been in need of a new sweatshirt, so I found the the correct size but realized…

Selfies with Bart Yasso

At my second half marathon ever (the Cayman Islands Half Marathon, December 2014), I met someone who was an invited speaker at packet pick up and who also ran the half marathon on race day. As a new runner, I was very unfamiliar with races, important people, major events and just an awful lot about the sport…

Race Recap: Chattanooga Marathon

Marathon 11: Chattanooga Marathon; Sunday, March 5, 2017, 8am I’m happy to report the hills didn’t destroy me in Chattanooga on Sunday. As I only have flat terrain to train on, there was the very real possibility I would not be able to walk after the marathon due to the hilly course. And that I…