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Pushing through even when it seems impossible!
Monday, February 01, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday I had a 9 mile run on my plate. I couldn't have asked for a better day for it! Sunny and 70's on January 31st, are you kidding me?? My friend, Tanya, and I went to the country for this particular run. This was her time running the bot... Read more
Sometimes it's hard to be good!
Monday, January 25, 2016      2 comments

This past week was full of good and bad choices or no choices. It started with traveling to Lexington this past Tuesday evening. I went ahead and splurged for dinner know it was probably my last decent meal for sometime. Steak, baked potato and ... Read more
Injuries and expectations! 2015 in a nutshell.
Thursday, January 14, 2016      6 comments

I started 2015 strong, I trained hard all winter, even finding myself on snow days running up to 8 miles in the gym. Lost some ground due to an injury, but made up for it biking and using an elliptical. I completed my first half marathon injury ... Read more
So thankful for God's graces!
Friday, February 13, 2015      3 comments

I cannot say it, think it or feel it enough! I am so thankful that God has given me a 2nd chance at life! I hate that I wasted so many years living in a shell that didn't allow my spirit to soar. Nothing makes me feel more alive then putting mil... Read more
Trying new things and meeting new people!
Sunday, November 30, 2014      4 comments

I was invited be a facebook group to join a group hike, I had a 5 mile run on tap but decided to jump out of my comfort zone and go out and meet these new people. I had a r... Read more
Columbus 26.2 Miles, my first Marathon
Tuesday, October 21, 2014      5 comments

2 days post and barely any signs left that I just ran my first marathon! So glad I made a plan and stuck to it! Trusting yourself and your training is so key in success! O... Read more
Wow, this time next week I will be a Marathoner!
Sunday, October 12, 2014      5 comments

Nothing more can be done, no more tweaking, no more worrying. Just rest, hydrate, trust the training!! Pray! I'm terrified and excited!!... Read more
God painted a beautiful Half Marathon
Monday, September 29, 2014      5 comments

It was surely a beautiful start to a beautiful Adams County Half Marathon. A cool crisp morning and the air was so fresh! I was somewhat nervous doing this whole 4:1 thing... Read more
Tomorrow is the longest ever miles I'll do yet!!
Friday, August 29, 2014      3 comments

I won't lie, I am a bit nervous to be setting out at 7am to do 16 miles! I am super thankful for a great support system and all of the girls that plan to come out and pound the pavement with me! The first 10 miles will be a hilly loop back t... Read more
Ever stronger and totally digging it dude!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014      4 comments

I remember reading an article in Runner's World about recovery runs a while back. I went for a 13.1 mile run with friends and went out the next evening to try for a couple of slow miles to see how it felt. Oh my it was painfully slow and all I c... Read more
Challenging 5k followed by an awesome Half Marathon!!
Monday, August 18, 2014      4 comments

I know most people don't do a 5k and run a half marathon this next day, but my mind says your are not trying for a 5k PR, but I never really hold back much! Finished in 28:20 and I'll take that with that crazy hill at the end! ... Read more
Shew! My 27s are back!
Monday, July 28, 2014      4 comments

I was worried last week end when I took so many walk breaks during my 5k race as was unable to continue my streak of being in the 27 time range. Not that 28 and a half is bad, it's still really good! Friday evening was hot and humid, and with on... Read more
An inspiration, a ministry, and honor!?
Sunday, July 13, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday's 5k was harder than I had expected coming off my long run Friday night, it was just plain hot and humid and my legs were not fresh, it was hard to breathe. I finished in 28:22 with a ton of walking! When the race was over, at least fo... Read more
Do you have a Godly goal?
Tuesday, July 08, 2014      2 comments

With all of the goals I have set forth on here, to run this many half marathons, this many marathons, reach and maintain this weight, eat more veggies, drink more water, run more, walk more, etc., I just realized I have forgotten to set my Godl... Read more
Rolling hills they said!
Sunday, June 29, 2014      6 comments

Am I the only runner that has a "hill day"? That is the day you train your body to push beyond it's comfort zone, your lungs hurt after, you work muscles everywhere and you are definitely not doing it for fun, but it builds you and makes you str... Read more

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