Bill Snyder Highway Half Race Recap

A few months ago, on a whim, I decided to sign up to pace my local half marathon, the Bill Snyder Highway Half. I had heard that it was a good race with an interesting route, but since it was the weekend after Colfax, I decided that it was best if I paced it. AfterContinue reading “Bill Snyder Highway Half Race Recap”

Weekend Adventures: Exploring the Kansas Underground

This weekend Frank and I did a little bit of everything! I paced a half marathon, we met up with the Kansas Speleological Society and went scouting for some caves on the Kansas Oklahoma boarder and went on a hike out at the Tallgrass Prairie. Basically, we had a great time. Friday afternoon, Frank andContinue reading “Weekend Adventures: Exploring the Kansas Underground”

Life After Colfax

My race photos are in!!!! This one is pretty good. I look unbelievably tired, but I think this was taken at like Mile 21 or 22. Oh, and they caught the high-5 between Dan and I at the end. Colfax is done… so what now? Well, I don’t really have the post-race blues. I didn’tContinue reading “Life After Colfax”

Colfax Marathon Race Recap

There is a such thing as race magic, where you go out there and everything is just right. You just know from the moment the race starts that you can conquer the whole world and do exactly what you set out to do. Usually that’s because of a combination of preparation, race conditions, and timing.Continue reading “Colfax Marathon Race Recap”

Rocky Mountain High!

Alright!! So here it is, I am leaving today for Denver!! Frank and I will be staying with our good friend, Scott, in Boulder, which is about 40 minutes away from the starting line. I am definitely excited to go… although I don’t think Elly shares that excitement. I did my last few runs, includingContinue reading “Rocky Mountain High!”

Colfax Marathon Goals

It is time to talk goals. The Colfax Marathon is this Sunday. I do not know what wave I am in, but the marathon is not too big and the race starts at 6:00 am, so I should be on the course pretty early. The weather is supposed to be ideal for a marathon. HopefullyContinue reading “Colfax Marathon Goals”

Colfax Training Week 17: The Countdown is On!

Well… I made it! It is officially race week. I have finished the 2nd week of my taper and I head into the last few days of preparation before I leave for Denver on Thursday. I feel a lot of different emotions including excitement and fear, but, most of all, I’m just happy that IContinue reading “Colfax Training Week 17: The Countdown is On!”

The Gift of a Healthy Life

Mother’s Day is on Sunday (You should probably call your mother that day). I am going to use this as an opportunity to talk about one of the greatest gift my mom gave me: the gift of a healthy lifestyle. When I was about 6-7 years old, my mom embarked on a journey that changedContinue reading “The Gift of a Healthy Life”

Thinking Out Loud: The Taper Crazies

Let the taper crazies commence. Today I will be linking up with Thinking Out Loud. I am going to talk a little about my thoughts (mostly anxieties) heading into my first marathon. Those of you who have run marathons, feel free to chime in and tell me that this is normal (or not). In fact…Continue reading “Thinking Out Loud: The Taper Crazies”

Colfax Marathon Week 15: Peak Week

Yesterday I posted our crazy weekend of climbing, hiking, backpacking, and tornados (yay, Kansas). In addition to our awesome trip, I was in the peak of my marathon training. Peak week could not have gone better. I really feel like I had bounced off the confidence gained from my race and that sent me intoContinue reading “Colfax Marathon Week 15: Peak Week”