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...
Stick to It

Stick to It

by Tori Christie As I was driving back to my house recently, after my daily run, I noticed the stickers plastered on the rear windows and bumpers of several vehicles. Folks certainly like to adorn their automobiles with various messages, opinions, memorials,...
Overcoming Setbacks

Overcoming Setbacks

by Stefanie Harper The more races I entered, the more I developed an affinity for everything about the act of racing. I continued my habit of putting in miles at Grays Lake, desperate to turn myself from a walker into a runner. I never imagined that physical therapy...
A “Real” Runner

A “Real” Runner

by Jamie Logan I was a music and theater nerd in high school (honestly, I still am). Organized sports just weren’t my thing, especially the ones where balls were constantly flying at my head, but I ran on my own every morning. It cleared my head. But I ran in cheap...