It’s More Than a Medal

It’s More Than a Medal

I know there has been controversy the last few years about giving a participation trophy to every young member of a sports team. I can understand both sides of the discussion, but the medals hanging on my wall are not “participation trophies.” They are much more than...
Approaching the Finish Line

Approaching the Finish Line

Now that the final week before the IMT DMM Weekend has arrived, the finish line is in sight: both the finish line of our chosen race and also the finish line of our training cycle!  Now is the time to look back and reflect upon those weeks of hard work and...
The Time Has Come

The Time Has Come

The time has come–twenty weeks in the making. There are many things to be excited about with the race just weeks away. I’m glad to be tapering and resting my legs, as my program allows. I’ve always thought the IMT Marathon puts on a great expo, and...
What a Thrill to Race!

What a Thrill to Race!

What a thrill to race again! The porta-potty lines, freezing in the starting corral, stumbling through the post-race food line. All beautiful memories I’ve missed since the racing world shut down in 2020. And while I will genuinely treasure those experiences, in this...
Hey! You’re That Runner!

Hey! You’re That Runner!

“You live in Johnston!” “Why, yes I do!” I’m running along Kingman Boulevard, approaching the last water-stop in the Drake Half Marathon 2021, when a tall, friendly, white-haired gentleman jumps out to greet me, and the above exchange...