On Saturday, I ran my first Rock ‘n’ Roll race. I was expecting it to be poorly run, crowded and generally annoying as I’ve read some poor reviews of these races. Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised and race day was great. I rode my bike to the start, which was an awesome decision because it [...]
On Sunday, I ran the Fans of the Field 10K. It was one of the coolest races I have ever done. Race day did not start out smoothly. I don’t think I ever posted a follow-up about my stomach issues since I experimented cutting out gluten and dairy. After years of doctor visits and painful [...]
This weekend included:
Exercise Biking around town Drinking with friends Cleaning FUN running
A while back, I signed up for the Davita Kidney Rock 5K through Schwaggle for only $17. I was out for drinks with Alex on Friday night when we discovered we were both running it. I was not excited about the 6:30 [...]
It probably isn’t much of a shock that there are lots of active people in Colorado. The weather and mountains simply draw these kinds of people. This weekend was a good example of how active friends got my butt moving.
I’ve been reading Lauren’s blog for a while since she is a DC-area blogger. So [...]
I’m sad to report that marathon #3 ended up being a disaster, and a personal worst time for me.
I was so ready for this race. Unfortunately, my stomach had other plans for me.
My first 5 miles I felt amazing. My pace felt easy and my mind was calm. We started with [...]
It took me a while to get this race recap up. April is a CRAZY month, including two sets of visitors coming to Denver, a business trip for Neil, planning and attending my cousin’s bachelorette party in NYC and peak marathon training. My cousin’s bachelorette is the day after my last long run and I [...]
A part of me considers 2011 a disappointing year in terms of races because I did not reach my goal times in two of my A races (the National Half Marathon and the Chicago Marathon). Yet something really awesome happened in 2011: I made it through the year with no serious injuries! *Knock on wood.* [...]
As I mentioned in my previous posts, I’ve been very busy the last few weeks. The result: two long (10 mile) runs and no other runs since Thanksgiving in preparation for this half marathon.
On top of all the other things going on right now, my grandpa passed away last weekend. He was 92, [...]
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday week(end). Mine was filled with food, family, crazy dogs and lots of driving.
We drove to and from Rochester, and also a side trip to Ithaca so my brother-in-law Tim could visit Cornell (he applied there early, send him good luck vibes!).
In the [...]
I have a mix of emotions about this race: confusion, elation, disappointment. Short version: I walked away with a PR of 4:09:42. Which is great, but I am disappointed because I believe I have it in me to run a faster marathon.
Long version: I was feeling a bit stressed before this race. My stomach [...]