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...
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...
Modifications and Adaptions

Modifications and Adaptions

Before discovering that I had 3 dislocated toes that would require surgery, I signed up for several 5ks…..and the 2018 IMT Des Moines Half Marathon. I didn’t want to miss out on this new hobby (racing) that I loved so much, and I also didn’t want to miss out on the...
What Running Has Given Me

What Running Has Given Me

Race day is quickly approaching! How is your training going?  Are you ready to lace up your shoes on race day and give your best performance? I’m usually chomping at the bit to get out the door for my runs, but I hit a rough patch a few weeks ago. I was just tired....
Like Mother, Like Daughters

Like Mother, Like Daughters

It’s game day. Or, more specifically, meet day. As I’m writing this, three of my four daughters are gearing up for their first cross country meet of the season. The nervous energy in our home is almost too thick to walk through. The youngest girls are twins; they’re...