Marathon Tapering On Hansons

I am finally in my last week before the marathon, and in full marathon taper mode!  This will be the 8th marathon distance race I’ve run, so tapering is not a new concept.  However, marathon tapering on Hansons is fairly different from any other taper I have done in the past. … Read the rest

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Runners

Do you have a special runner in your life that deserves a thoughtful Christmas gift?  Or maybe you are a runner, and you’d like to give your friends and family some pointers on what you’d like to see under the tree. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap – 12.1.19 – My B+ Mom Week

This week was pretty nice to me for the most part.  I’ve had some on and off sinus issues, which I’m attributing (hopefully) to allergies.  I have a lovely tendency to get sick during my tapers, so I am taking all the elderberry and Zicam I can get my hands on. … Read the rest

Traveling to Races With Kids

The holiday season is definitely upon us, and between visiting friends and family and a winter race, it seems that I’m spending much more time in the car with my kid than any place else.  As thankful as I am that we have the ability to get all of this family travel accomplished, it can still be rather draining. … Read the rest

What Do Crappy Runs Mean

Last week was a rough one for me all around.  My legs felt heavy, my CrossFit WODs seemed like they were 40 minutes long, and my sleep was terrible.  Fortunately, this week has been much kinder to me, but being on the struggle bus for nearly seven days had me thinking long and hard about what crappy runs mean. … Read the rest

My Love/Hate Relationship with Turkey Trots

For the past several years, my mom and I have run the Dallas Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning.  I love running in Dallas, so it’s something I’ve looked forward to every year.  We’ve already started our trip to Dallas (we break it up by stopping for a few days at my dad’s house) for Thanksgiving, and it’s got me thinking about my love/hate relationships with Turkey Trots. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap 11.17.19 – Cumulative Fatigue

Last week was pretty magical and amazing, but this week I felt like pile of poop for pretty much the entire week.  We started off the week traveling back from south Texas, and while I felt pretty fatigued Sunday, I was hoping that was just from staying up later than usual on Saturday and that I’d have more energy Monday. … Read the rest

How to Reduce the Costs of Race Registrations

Earlier this week, I finally registered for the BMW Dallas Marathon in December. When I decided to run this race, I was reminded of the creative ways I have found to reduce the costs of race registrations. 

After a number of pre-race injuries and changed plans, I like to wait as long as possible to register for races, just in case something unplanned comes up. … Read the rest

Why Running Buddies Are the Best & Why I’m Grateful For Them

As we are closing in on Thanksgiving, I am reminded that I have so much in my life to be grateful for.  I have a good job that keeps me learning and growing, I have a kid that doesn’t usually make me want to set the house on fire, and my husband is hot as hell. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap 11.10.19 – My Comeback

I CAN MOVE THIS WEEK.  Let me tell you, I was so freaking excited to be able to move and breath this week.  I started out the week with an easy run Sunday evening with a couple of friends, and it felt amazing to finally be back on the pavement. … Read the rest