The Glass Slipper Challenge

It was a chilly Florida morning at 3 am when I awoke for the Enchanted 10K. My friend Sara would be running with me both days – my teammate in it for the long haul. We huddled with 10,000 of our new friends, and oodles of mylar space-blankets, waiting for the release. We overcompensated for…

Channeling Michael Jordan

A week before the Glass Slipper challenge (a 19.3 mile race over two days!), I wasn’t excited, I was sick. (I’ll spare you the details, but just know, it was gross!) I’m not sure what bothered me most: the inability to ever maintain the correct temperature to blanket ratio for more than a minute, the…

Running into Lessons

In my previous post, I described my heart imploding in loneliness like a dying star after my last race. I was spent physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I felt like I had nothing left to give. I had to be brought low in order to be open to what I was supposed to learn. Here’s what…

Math and Rest

Don’t scoff. This math is fun! I started running a few years ago and registered for a half marathon because my friend, Tracy, can get me to do crazy things. I had never run before in my life. I always said I was saving up my run because we are each allotted a finite amount…

Miracle Miles

My feet look like giant prunes.   Worn and wrinkled from two hours of rain and miles of movement, my aching feet are my trophies of victory. 9.3 miles… check! This race benefitted a local neonatal unit, something near and dear to my heart. Plus we got bibs, baby food, and toys at the finish line!…