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!…

It’s Running Season

Don’t hate me feet. Or knees. Or hips. Or lungs for that matter! Why do I make these requests whilst wrapped in Kinesio tape and neoprene? Because it is officially running season. My first race of the season was last Saturday. I ran with my friend Olivia in her first ever 5K. It was a tough run.…

Mission Accomplished!

Sweaty. Spent. Sore. Accomplished! I completed the Disney Princess Half Marathon in the wee hours of Sunday. Here we can journey through the day together: Sarah, me and CariAnn bleary-eyed, but excited at 3 a.m. about to board the bus and head toward the starting line. We are dressed as Crush, Marlin and Dory from…

Anticipation

Tomorrow is race day. I’m willingly waking up early, dressing ridiculous and running an incredibly long way. I have to get up in a few hours to begin the trek to the starting gate. Dressed as Marlin from Finding Nemo, with giant googley eyes and fins glued to my sweat band. I’ve been anxious as well…

Olympic Perseverance

Human interest stories outrank medal counts. At least in my mind. I want to know the back story. The How and the Why of the athletes much more than I want to know the What. In my mind, the color of the medal pales in comparison to the sacrifices, tears, successes and years of training…

The Best Laid Plans…

… often go awry. Here’s my running update: Knees in pain: 1 Hips in pain: 1 New shoes purchased: 2 (with orthotics) Knee braces worn: 3 Running partners: 0 Two weeks out from the Disney Princess Half Marathon and things are not looking great. My scoliosis combined with increasing from 5K distance to half marathon…

When you need a reminder…

… Just look at your toes!   I’ve been having a hard time keeping up the motivation for running lately dealing with a quasi-injury and nearing the big day without enough miles behind me. So these arrived just in the nick of time. I’ve been wearing them every night — because that’s when I actually…