I'm proud to announce that I have been re-selected as a 2023 Still I Run Ambassador. Still I Run is the country’s only non-profit running community that works to promote the benefits of running for mental health while also working to defeat the stigma, raise awareness around the topic, and help others get started running … Continue reading I’m a Still I Run 2023 Ambassador!
If you are part of this unfortunate group, I am so sorry that you are here. Throughout my IVF journey, it's been so hard to find this information. I've asked my doctors for advice, Googled a lot, listened to a lot of podcasts, and tried to sift through medical papers. The information is not straightforward … Continue reading IVF for Runners
Being couched for long periods of time is no fun at all for a runner. I've thought a lot about getting a treadmill desk but they are just generally so expensive. My first treadmill desk was a platform that strapped onto the treadmill handlebars. It was definitely sturdy, but my neck and wrists hurt so … Continue reading DIY treadmill desk
The last few years have been quite a rocky road, but races always gives me something to look forward to. Registering for a race is forever a sign of runner optimism: it's a milestone, a goal, a reason for training. My IVF journey has been so tough over the past few years that I really … Continue reading I registered for the Monument Valley Half Marathon!
This was my second Dopey Challenge ever. The first time I did it, I figured it would be my last one. Now that I've done my second one, I want to keep doing this challenge! My body absolutely loves the training and I feel so great in the weeks after the race. Training has gone … Continue reading Race Recap: Dopey Challenge 2022
I love spending my birthday week/weekend in Seattle. I was able to double up with a work trip to also visit my coworkers and friends. I was also able to squeeze in the Hot Chocolate 5K, which meant I was able to hit my 5 year legacy status. Seattle races have lately been having lots … Continue reading Race recap: Hot Chocolate Seattle 5K 2022
I loved taking a quick weekend road trip to Las Cruces. This is another small local race that is frequented by folks in the 50 States Club. It is a one mile loop as many times you need to finish your race distance. They host both a half marathon and full marathon. I think they … Continue reading Race recap: Chili Pepper Half Marathon 2022
The best thing about races in the Dallas/Irving area is that it is only a day's drive from my place in Roswell. In an effort to save money, we planned for this race to help my husband achieve his quest to run a marathon every three weeks. This was a good time of year in … Continue reading Race recap: Irving Half Marathon 2022
This race was held in the Riverdale Regional Park in Brighton, Colorado. It was my first time to this park, even though it's a mere 30 minute drive from home. What a beautiful place to spend a morning! The day before the race, I had some bad seafood. I was up most of the night … Continue reading Race recap: Blue Heron 5K 2022
The Alien Chase 5K is hosted every year in Roswell, NM during the UFO Festival (around the 4th of July weekend). Just like last year, it was very VERY hot and humid, even at the 7am race start. I learned my lesson from last year...black attracts mosquitoes, and so does the lack of bug spray. … Continue reading Race recap: Alien Chase 5K 2022