You're in mile 18 and all you have to do is get to the next water station. Up ahead you see them. The group of happy cheering volunteers handing out half-filled paper cups of water. Only a few more steps and aawwhh! You're there! Take a break! Walk a few minutes! And enjoy the sights and sounds. You deserve it!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Attention! Attention!

Hey runners, this blog has moved to

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fundraiser Website

Since I talk about my dogs too much and running almost as often, I've decided to kick off a side blog for my upcoming race.  I'm doing a fundraiser for Canine Cancer Research along the way.  It's not set up for donations yet, but I wanted to get the word out to my followers and others in the blog-o-sphere.

Please take a look at what I have set up and hopefully become a follower of my new adventure.  It's all about keeping our furry friends On the Other End of the Leash

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Last Five Months in Pictures!

Well I didn't fall off the face of the earth, I just got wrapped up in my new puppy and relaxing so I took a break from blogging. It had somewhat consumed a lot of my time and I needed to enjoy raising my new Rottie, Summer. I didn't figure everyone wanted to hear about her and not about running.

I do, however, want to show everyone (who cares) how Summer has progressed and grown over the last 5 months.  She's now 7 months old and weighs over 50 pounds. Enjoy!

I have signed up for my next big race and will be blogging about it.  I did want to do a fundraiser for this race and will be creating a new webpage for it.  I'll keep everyone informed on when I kick things off.  For now, it's training time for the Flying Pig !

Friday, October 15, 2010

Only Doing the Half!

It took a lot of going back and forth on this and I'm just not in it this time.  My feet feel fine, but my mind just isn't in it.  Maybe it's just taper jitters.  Maybe I'm scared.  Maybe a cute friend from high school is in town and I'd much rather hang out with him.  (I'd go with the last one!)  I really just want to have fun.  After everything I've been through, I deserve a little hooting and hollering!  Race recap to follow.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Reflections - 15 Weeks of...Miles!

I'm enjoying a peaceful night at home.  My last Friday night before the team I've been training with has their last Saturday morning run.  I've been reflecting on the last 15 weeks and I can honestly say that I'm satisfied with my training this time around.  This will be my 5th marathon, but my first without ending up in PT.  Yes, I have foot issues right now, but nothing compared to the things I've dealt with before.  Last year, I had hip issues and was still able to run three marathons.  The year before I couldn't even run because I had ITB and runner's knee.  Only one marathon that year - my first!  So I'm feeling pretty good with only having orthotics this year.  After looking over all of my shoes, it looks like I've needed them for years. 

Also, considering the things I've been through this year, I'm surprised I've even made it this far.  My first training run was while my entire family was out here on vacation and it wasn't pretty.  I had every intention to make this my best race, but my Rottie's cancer came back and the disease took her too early for everyone.  It was hard for me, but I still made it to the training run that week.  [Side note:  I was also going to grad school during all this.]  Enter new puppy and lack of sleep.  The one thing I'm disappointed with is my weight.  I really wanted to lose some weight, but instead, I gained.  Can't ask for everything.  I can start on that after the race.  Perfect time for it. 

A week from Sunday is the big day - Denver RnR baby.  I know I can do it.  My legs have put in my miles.  I've felt the pain.  It's my day!  Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Big Run in the A.M. So...

Mommy I'm all dressed and ready for our run together! 
(sometimes you just need some humor during those tense moments)