Number 20. In the Books!

Number 20. In the Books!

Sunday, 18th October 2020:  I awake to run my ‘virtual’ IMT Des Moines Half Marathon… and it is snowing!  Although it was tempting to go back to sleep, I resisted the urge and completed a wintry 13.1 mile run.  And in a way, the weather seemed appropriate for a...
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...
Pre-Race Nerves

Pre-Race Nerves

We are ten days out from race day, and so many emotions are running through my brain. I’m nervous I haven’t trained as I should have; I’ve gained a lot of weight, and I certainly don’t look like an athlete. What if I can’t do it? What if I get tired and want to give...
BABY, IT’S HOT (AND HUMID) OUTSIDE!

BABY, IT’S HOT (AND HUMID) OUTSIDE!

For me, one of the joys of being a runner is that my hobby allows me to spend time outdoors, immersed in the natural world.  I gain the physical and mental benefits from the act of running itself and the positive effects associated simply with being outside surrounded...
What Do You Think About?

What Do You Think About?

What do you think about when you’re running? I find my runs to be a perfect opportunity to disconnect and enjoy some peace. I talked about this a bit before in my previous blog–about planning out my runs for the upcoming week. I like to look at the week ahead,...