December!

I cannot believe that we are already into the last month of 2016! This year has flown by incredibly fast. Granted, my day job kept me engrossed in a seemingly never ending political cycle. I work in the finishing department of a commercial print facility and was surrounded by some sort of political mailing of…

Hark, an update!

AHHH! Life got crazy just after The Grand Blue Mile. A new project at work, trying to keep up my training for Dam to Dam, lots and lots of work… And now it’s half way through July! Damn, where did that time go?!?! I will have a race recap for Dam to Dam…as soon as…

Race Recap: Grand Blue Mile

Last year I did the recreational portion of the Grand Blue Mile. It was the first time I had raced the one mile distance since high school. I lined up somewhere in the middle of the pack, thinking that I’d be in the right place to run fast and unhindered. Well, I ran fast. I…

Race Recap: Rock the Parkway

I’ve been struggling to write this race recap. Between work and life, setting aside time to just babble on about this race has been put on the back burner. Now that I finally have had some time to breathe and decompress, I’m ready to relive Rock the Parkway. I registered for Rock the Parkway about…

Life’s been crazy!

In my quest to keep things real and to open up dialogue about living with mental illness, I feel that I should muse about the ups and downs of the past couple of months and the struggle that is living with depression and anxiety. At the end of March my life hit the skids. I…

Race Recap: Leprechaun Chase 10k DSM

Racing season has officially kicked off! First up for me was Leprechaun Chase 10k on March 12th. The weekend was a busy one for me, as we hosted packet pickup at my second job. The store had awesome sales for the day! Thanks to everyone that bought something. Race morning, I had to reroute through…

February Update

As the days of February are quickly ticking away, I’ve been busy! Training for Rock the Parkway has officially started and I’ve had a bit of overtime at job #1. I’m still spotty when it comes to getting my strength training in. However, I have been working on organizing the rambled mess that my blog…

January 2016: The Rundown

I wish I could say that the first month of 2016 has been spectacular and that my running and gym goals have been awesome. My running has been ok, when I’ve been able to run. And my gym sessions have been spotty. What put me in such disarray? Work. January of a presidential election year…

Goodbye 2015!

As it is the start of a fresh new year, I’m going to reflect on all that has been 2015. This year my running has improved greatly and I tackled a whole host of new challenges. I made new friends. I started to believe in myself as a runner and a whole host of doors…

Oh my! I’ve got news!

  Last week I received an email welcoming me to the Nuun family! YAY! I kinda forgot that I’d applied to be a brand ambassador when they called for new submissions in late October. So woo who! I first tried Nuun when I started working at the Running Room a couple of years ago. I’d heard…

Writing on Medium

I’ve started writing on Medium. It’s still a bit running related, but also a little bit deeper in other regards. I’m also trying to branch out and get more followers. We’ll see how this works. Here’s my profile link: https://medium.com/@IARUNNERGIRL

Thanksgiving is for: Turkey Trots!

Normally, I venture up to the Twin Cities for Thanksgiving to visit Alex and Drew. The past two years I ran the Endurance United Turkey Trail Trot through Battle Creek Park. As Alex was abroad during the holiday this year, I stayed in good old Des Moines. I started looking for a Turkey Trot to…