Category: Road Run

  • A Change in Plans

    After the Chicago 10k – actually, at mile 2 of the Chicago 10k – I decided that there was no way in hell I was going to run the Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon. At that point, I didn’t know if I was going to make it six miles, so 13.1 would be impossible. As soon […]

  • Sometimes Running Sucks

    My running has been less than stellar recently. Considering I ran a 10k this past weekend, the timing is bad. I haven’t had a run that felt good in quite some time. Even three miles is somewhat of a struggle, so running over six was much more difficult than I anticipated. I was thrilled to […]

  • Anxiety Overload

    Today was the Schweizer Fest Road Run, which takes place during our small town’s birthday celebration each year. There is a two-mile race and a six-mile race, which have been tradition for over thirty years. I hadn’t run either in four years. I have major anxiety at times, and running in that race is one […]

  • 40 Days and a Race

    The 40 Days of Fitness Challenge certainly took off! We now have 165 participants! When I first posted the challenge, I thought it would be great to have 40 or 50 people sign up. I had no idea that people near and far would take on this challenge. It has been fun reading what people […]

  • 17 More Days!

    In my mind, that sounds ominous. I have 17 days until the Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon. Only 17. I have one more long run, which if the weather cooperates, will happen this Friday after school. I would prefer to do my 11-miler Saturday morning rather than after a long day at work, but the girls […]

  • Schweizer Fest Road Run…Day 5 Post Op

    No, I didn’t run.  However, I have been asked about my knee so much, that I made up a great story to try out tonight! Person:  UGH!  What happened to your knee? Me:  Well, you won’t believe it, but I was running the 6 miler this morning, and I was in front.  I was so […]