It snowed in Texas last night. Behold: Yes, this is what passes for snowfall in Texas. In December, anyway. I love the cold weather, so while everyone else around town was groaning and shivering and massaging their frozen joints – I decided to go out running! It was pretty much just me, one (badass) lady out walking, and several patches of barely frozen ice, which I artfully avoided. Didn’t take any pics, but I looked pretty much the same as… Read more »

These past few weeks have just seemed like one big, long to-do list. Patrick is in third grade now and we can’t slack on homework any more, plus I’ve been on a project binge of sorts. I abruptly decided one day that I absolutely could NOT live without some sort of fall decoration on my door, so I spent my spare hours last week making this: Then I looked at the chair that I keep over in the corner near… Read more »

It’s been quite a day. On Friday night, I asked – no, demanded – that my husband and I get in bed by 10:30 p.m., because I had a long run to do in the morning and I was determined to be done before the sun started blazing down at 8:30 a.m. (He’s a stay-up-late kind of guy, and I find it hard to fall asleep if I know he’s going to be in a couple of hours later, making… Read more »

So, I have been wanting to run a marathon for about as long as I have been running. So, about five years. I had big plans to run the Tyler Rose, the Houston Marathon, the Big D … if it was 26.2 and within a few hundred miles, I wanted to run it. However, dreaming about a marathon and actually doing it are two very different things. In my early years of running, both my boys were young and their… Read more »

The past few weeks have included a trip to New Mexico and a political convention. So, as you can imagine, there hasn’t been much time for blogging. While I figure out how to catch up, I’ll just post the absolutely newest news: Today I became a Tin Man! Early this month, I decided to follow a challenge by oldguyrunning on Instagram, which involved running about 23.3 miles each week in June, for a total of about 93.3. It was not… Read more »

I will say, first thing, that I did not have high hopes for my performance at the Trek the Trails 5K in McKinney this past weekend. Some kind of head cold had dragged me down and I had not run for about 4 days when race day rolled around. I still had a good bit of congestion and just was not feeling on top of my game. But, like a good runner (who had paid her entry fee!), I made… Read more »

A few weeks ago, when I was visiting my mother in Alabama, I was on a post-race high and impulsively signed up for the Stonebriar Spring Sprint – not even thinking about the fact that the Fairview Half and 5K, practically in my backyard, was being held the same day. Oh well. So, on April 5 I got in my car, passed all the blocked-off roads in Fairview, and headed over to Frisco for my race. A little backstory. Three… Read more »

Hello all! I’m preparing a race report for the Stonebriar Spring Sprint, but in honor of day’s much-needed rain in DFW, I’m sharing a hill workout that I sometimes use when I’m stuck running on the treadmill. Check it out! I modified this from a plan found on the Runner’s World website.

When I first started writing about running, I wasn’t sure how – or if – having a blog would directly benefit my running practice. Well, today I found something that might fill this very hole: Run This Year’s April Instagram Challenge. Every day of the month has a different running “task” for you to complete and share on Instagram. For example, on April 5 I could share a pic of my Garmin, on the 21st I could take a pic… Read more »

Finally! After a week out of town, a full weekend that included a senatorial district convention, and a day of work – I have time to report on my experience with the O’Daly’s Green Dress 5K in Mobile. This was my first out-of-state race this year, and my latest attempt to blithely ignore my persistent IT band syndrome by doing short races, instead of manning up and going to my ortho and getting a script for PT. Isn’t denial wonderful?… Read more »