Thank you Des Moines

And just like that, I am once again a marathoner!!!! I want to start off this post by thanking the IMT Des Moines Marathon organizers, volunteers, and spectators for another amazing year. You guys are all the true champions of making this an amazing experience for so...

Why Yes, I Do It For The Free Stuff

My favorite part of race weekend is… the FREE stuff! No, seriously it is. I am totally into getting all the free stuff I can jam into that frustratingly small bag at packet pick up. Traci here to remind you of all the awesome swag you are going to get in a few...

Post Race Blues

Up until this point in my column blogging for the IMT Des Moines Marathon and Half Marathon, I’ve focused heavily on humor of what we put ourselves through mentally and physically when training for the marathon, half marathon, 5 mile, 5k or which ever...

What Post Race May Look Like For You

For many of you, this may be your first foray into this super weird world of marathoning or halfmarathoning. You may have taken this as a personal challenge or a “bucket list” item. Some of you may have been talked into it because a friend was going to do...

Running is Different For Me Because I am a Woman

Recent attacks on female athletes have really got me thinking about my personal safety while I run.  These attacks have scared me. But more than anything, these attacks have made me angry. Sadly, harassment from men while running isn’t anything new to me, or likely...