Vermont City Marathon: Training Week #7

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to Vermont City Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews! Crazy week. And crazy weird temperatures! Despite a crazy week, I completed all of my scheduled workouts! Coming back from […]

Vermont City Marathon: Training Weeks #5 and #6 — the Vacation Edition

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to Vermont City Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! Things seen on my recent runs — including an amazing riverfront trail in Tampa, a water stop on the […]

Vermont City Marathon: Training Week #2

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to Vermont City Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! Because of the upcoming double digit distances this training plan, I worked with my coach to swap my long […]

Race Recap: Hitchcock Experience 13.1

The Hitchcock Experience‘s inaugural event created by the Greater Omaha Area Trail Runners (G.O.A.T.z) opened up last year with 50- and 100-mile distances; this year, a 13.1 distance was added. I found out about this race through the local trail running groups and knew immediately that I needed to add to my winter schedule. Hitchcock […]

Race Recap: Living History Farms Off Road Race

Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa hosted its 38th annual off road race — which is a super-fun cross country meets obstacle course run. Bonus for me, the farm grounds are practically in my backyard! I’ve had several people tell me that THIS is the race that I had to do in Fall, and it […]

Race Recap: Hillbilly Hike Half Marathon

The Hillbilly Hike is a race series in south-central Iowa (just a short drive from Des Moines) consisting of a 10k and half marathon distance. While not necessarily a themed race, some runners really tapped into the spirit of their inner hillbilly. The race was fun yet peaceful — a really picturesque backdrop to a […]

Weekly Therapy: Take the risk or lose the chance

Something about this quote hit me in a good spot this week. I’m feeling feisty. the week: Was this the longest of the long weeks? Maybe because of the impending time change that made it feel so long? It was long. The end. weekend: Half marathon #8 — the Hillbilly Hike in Carlisle, Iowa. I’m […]