On June 2, 2012, I married my best friend, my partner, my teammate; …On June 2, 2012, I married my best friend, my partner, my teammate; and subsequently ran the most important mile of my life--in my wedding dress, with the love of my life right beside me. For … Read More
I know the majority of the country is gripped in the frozen clutches …I know the majority of the country is gripped in the frozen clutches of winter--even well south of the Mason-Dixon line--yet here in Pacific NW, there are signs of spring. (Don't hate me!) Today, chickadees … Read More
I desperately searched the sidewalks for the big white sign that said Mile …I desperately searched the sidewalks for the big white sign that said Mile 25, only to discover it was nowhere to be seen. Discouraged, I trudged on. It was (the impossibly long) Mile 24 of … Read More
The last few years, I’ve been lamenting lost speed. (“Speed” being a relative …The last few years, I've been lamenting lost speed. ("Speed" being a relative term, mind you.) As each year vanishes from the calendar, minutes have compounded on my race times. I couldn't believe I ever … Read More
I remember well the cold January afternoon my two closest friends met me …I remember well the cold January afternoon my two closest friends met me at a local university. It was the beginning of a new year and we were meeting to run our first mile. None … Read More
As I started writing this post, I tweeted I was choosing the winners …As I started writing this post, I tweeted I was choosing the winners of our runDisney Princess Half-Marathon giveaway. The epic prize package--for two separate winners--includes entry to the February race; a two-night hotel stay … Read More
Until you’ve been to a runDisney race, you can’t quite believe how monumental, …Until you've been to a runDisney race, you can't quite believe how monumental, exuberant, fun, and, well, magical the event is. Being surrounded by nearly 30,000 women runners, most of whom are festooned in sparkles, … Read More
Sunday afternoon, as I was wrapping my children’s Christmas presents–haphazardly sticking pieces of …Sunday afternoon, as I was wrapping my children's Christmas presents--haphazardly sticking pieces of tape onto the jaggedly cut snowflake paper, then using a Sharpie to write a name on a bow-less package rather than finding … Read More
Am I giving away the era I grew up in when I admit …Am I giving away the era I grew up in when I admit that reading, "Cover Me," immediately makes me croon the Bruce Springsteen song of that name? The first rock concert I ever went … Read More
Welcome to day 2 of the Another Mother Runner annual 5K of the …Welcome to day 2 of the Another Mother Runner annual 5K of the Holidays, a festivus of running-related goodness. Today our theme is the all-important Fuel Me. Being properly fueled--and hydrated--can mean the difference between … Read More
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