Pre-Bridge Day 5k

I am looking forward to this race quite a bit.  However, I am severely under-prepared.  I have a mantra: “I never claimed to be fast but I am determined to finish.”  That has been a common theme for me throughout all of the races in which I have participated. This one will be no different. Dad died. There. I typed it. He died.  I now live in a world where neither Parent is present in real-form.  ((inhale. exhale.))  My feelings are raw []

A Race To Build A Dream On

Everyone has a dream list, right? Well, as far as races go, this is my dream list of races I would love to compete in during my lifetime: Possible: Hot Chocolate 15k – Chicago     http://www.hotchocolate15k.com/chicago/ BAA 5k – Boston     http://www.baa.org/races/5k/event-information.aspx Rock N Roll Half – Las Vegas     http://www.runrocknroll.com/las-vegas/ Spartan Race – Anywhere     http://www.spartan.com/en Krispy Kreme 5 miler – Raleigh     http://www.krispykremechallenge.com/ Walt Disney World Marathon     http://www.rundisney.com/wine-and-dine-half-marathon/ Kings Island Run & Ride – Cincy     http://www.runandriderace.com/#!kingsisland/c7p Boston Urban Iditarod Tough Mudder – Anywhere     https://toughmudder.com/ Lofty []

Fortis Et Fidelis (Brave and Faithful)

Fortis Et Fidelis. Those are the words over the arch in Ritter Park, Huntington, WV.  On March 29th, I ran the Lucky Charms Glitter Run and we made our halfway turn around the archway.  The saying translates in English to: Brave and Faithful.  I like that.  I like that a lot.  At the end of the race, the winners were presented with their medals and a box of cereal.  That is unique.  Every race has their thing.  This one was sugar coated []

Cow Love and Walking a 5K

My day started very early.  530AM on a Saturday is not something I like to think about.  It’s that one morning I am able to sleep in.  And here I was, throwing my legs over the edge of the bed and allowing my feet to realize they needed to take the first steps of the day.  How did that happen?  Easy, I had been plugging along with a healthy routine for a number months.  I was doing well.  Then my Dad was []