If I don’t blog my race results, did I really run?

The answer, my friends, is yes, I did run. I’ve actually run quite a few races since the start of 2017. I’ve been a bit late in posting recaps about each race, mainly because life is busy and well, I’m out there living it. I finished up 2016 running multiple 5ks with descent times, considering…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Girls on the Run!

Last Saturday was my first time volunteering for a running event. Crazy, I know! Mostly my running and racing has been for me. I’ve finally gotten to the point where I want to give back to the running community. So I chose to be a buddy for my local Girls on the Run. And then…

Race Recap: Nippy Hippie 5k

I’ll admit that on Friday night I was hobbling around quite ridiculously. I grabbed a pair of compression sleeves at job #2 and wore them through my 4 hour shift. I mentioned that I was running a race on Saturday morning and Kyle commented that I’d probably wake up with my alarm and then decide…

Chase the bird challenge!

Starting on November 1st, Oiselle issued the #chasethebird challenge. I started off the week with a bang! I ran 2 miles to the gym, did Oiselle’s Dirty Dozen core workout and ran 2 miles home. All of this after having had a few drinks on Halloween night. Ok, so it was more than a few…

I ran a marathon! Now what?

It’s been a week since finishing my first marathon. I’m waiting another week before I get back into the gym to kick my strength training up a few notches. Given how I felt after the marathon, it is even more obvious that I need to up my game when it comes to my core strength….