Race Recap: Great Wall of China Half Marathon 2018

TL/DR: I made it all the way to Beijing and picked up my bib. I even made it to the start line. I went up and down the Great Wall and back over in one piece. I finished the thing! This was my face before I knew what I was getting into: Now, for the … Continue reading Race Recap: Great Wall of China Half Marathon 2018

Race Recap: Rock n Roll Denver Remix Challenge 2017

This was the second time I've ran the Rock n Roll Denver. It was very much a different experience running this city, now that we're going on our third year here, and now that we've been heavily training for races for at least two years here. Although still not familiar, they certainly didn't seem as … Continue reading Race Recap: Rock n Roll Denver Remix Challenge 2017

2016 Retrospective: The Best Thing I Ever Did Was Believe In Myself

2016 was an interesting year, one full of ups and downs. It was filled with lots of love and accomplishments. There were a few low points, but they certainly don't overshadow all of the high points. I'm grateful to have been able to share my happy moments with my husband, my friends, my parents (when … Continue reading 2016 Retrospective: The Best Thing I Ever Did Was Believe In Myself

Week 14+15 Dopey Challenge: Train Like a Survivor

Where do I even begin? Week 14+15 started with a quick run in Bear Creek Lake Park here in Denver. It was a quick extra run that I did while Erik was racing with his cross country team. Why have I waited so long to do any trail running here in Denver? Oh right. Women getting … Continue reading Week 14+15 Dopey Challenge: Train Like a Survivor

Race Recap: Jackson Hole Half Marathon 2016

My race in Jackson was my 30th. The Tetons were a beautiful backdrop to a particularly meaningful day. We drove in to Jackson from Denver the day before. I think this was the farthest I've ever traveled -- by car --for a race. It was really scenic and allowed us to explore a bit. (We … Continue reading Race Recap: Jackson Hole Half Marathon 2016

Dopey Challenge Week 6+7+8+9: Getting Unstuck

Week 6, 7, 8, and 9 of training has been mostly a blur because of the constant flurry of work. The miles are increasing but at a fairly slow pace -- they've been alternating short and long run weekends: Week 6 was 7 miles, week 7 was 3 miles, week 8 was 9 miles, week 9 is supposed … Continue reading Dopey Challenge Week 6+7+8+9: Getting Unstuck

Dopey Challenge Week 2: Planning the Season

Dopey Challenge update: Two weeks down, 27 more to go. Training has been going well. Nothing is off-track yet, although my workload is kicking up into high gear. My stress levels have been negatively affecting my training, but I've been aiming to at least get 6-7 hours of sleep in a night. On the nights … Continue reading Dopey Challenge Week 2: Planning the Season