Tomorrow, I will run 6.2 miles, a 10-kilometer run. I’ve run further than than before, but have only raced that length twice. Me running to the end of my first 10k race. I really needed to use the bathroom. Right now, the guilt over being away from my family for more than an hour is … Continue reading Staying in your lane
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I spent about four months training for a half marathon that I didn't get to race. It's now a week and a half after my training plan ended. I still get up at dark o'clock, but unlike some athletes, I don't have training on the agenda. In "The One Thing," the authors note how that … Continue reading What’s next…
The start line of the Pinehurst half marathon, 10K and 5K at Race: Pinehurst Resort 10K When: Feb. 23, 2019 Where: Pinehurst, North Carolina Website: Resort Races Collection Course: Hills with a maximum elevation gain 540 feet, asphalt roads and sand paths. It had rained all week and rained on race day, so the sandy … Continue reading Race Recap: Pinehurst Resort 10K
In mid-October, I started working two jobs. About a month later, I fell while trying to get out of my bathtub and injured a chest muscle. About a week later, when I thought the muscle was all healed up, I hurt it again while trying to do some plyometrics. So, for a while I didn't … Continue reading New year, new plans
I found this local race in 2017 on accident. The kids and I were getting ready to go to the park and we heard music. As we followed the pop rock of "Eye of the Tiger" we saw a group of runners gathering in downtown Edenton, North Carolina, for the Live Your Dash 8K (about … Continue reading Race recap: Live Your Dash 8K
You know what I miss the most about alcohol?
I miss not dealing my my emotions and the worries of the day. It is so much easier to wash down anger, fear and other things with a cold beer or glass of wine. But then, you wake up the next morning and the problems are still there, plus maybe a hangover.
RACE: Paddle, Pedal and Plod RACE TYPE: Triathlon in which you kayak for about a mile, bike for about 20 miles and run a 3.1 mile course WHEN IT TAKES PLACE: The second weekend in May, coinciding with Edenton, N.C.'s Music and Water Festival. This year, the festival was postponed due to rain. COURSE: The … Continue reading Race recap: Paddle, Pedal and Plod
The detailsThe race: Nags Head Woods 5K When: Weekend of Mother's Day Supports: Hosted by the North Banks Rotary Club, the race benefits various nonprofits supported by the organization. Race features: The race offers a double 5K in which you run a 5k (3.1 miles) at 7 a.m. and then the race at 8 a.m. … Continue reading Race recap: Nags Head Woods 5K
When my children were younger, I had a recurring dream that my family was being chased by something, a lot of somethings. I carried my youngest kids and did my best to put myself between the horde and my oldest kid. I got them onto the roof of a shed and then I had to … Continue reading Preparing for the zombies
The Special Olympics have an unique place in my heart. As a high school student, I helped train Olympians and run events. It was great seeing the sense of accomplishment on their faces. The participants’ enthusiasm was infectious. The memories of these activities have helped fuel a longtime wish to be a coach in some … Continue reading ARR: Special Olympics 5K and Polar Plunge