Cowtown Half Marathon…Check

Rachel and I finished the Cowtown 1/2 Marathon!!  It was a great experience and a very hard course!!  Anyone who ran the race will know exactly what I mean when I say, “Remember mile 9?”  It had to be one of the cruelest hills known to man.  I will give you a full recap ofContinue reading “Cowtown Half Marathon…Check”

The Road to Recovery: A Battle Against Runner’s Knee

Runner’s knee sucks.  There, I said it.  Frankly, there is really no way to say it better unless I throw in a few curse words to spice it up.  But, I’d rather refrain from adding superfluous words that will only fuel negativity.  Well, maybe I will say just one curse word, “Fudge!” (On my ice cream? Continue reading “The Road to Recovery: A Battle Against Runner’s Knee”

The 10 Commandments of Running a Half Marathon

1.  I am the race you will run today.  Do not think of any other races except me 2.  Thou shalt not compete with any runner except yourself 3.  Thou shalt not take your training in vain 4.  Remember to keep holy the long run 5.  Honor those that run beside you 6.  Thou shaltContinue reading “The 10 Commandments of Running a Half Marathon”

Top 10 Things You Should Never Tell A Runner

1.  “You’re almost done!”  Never, and I mean never say this if there is still more than a mile left.  If I run 100 yards after hearing this I expect to be done! 2.  “Oh my God…wait till you see that hill!”  Do I really need to know there is a big hill approaching? It’sContinue reading “Top 10 Things You Should Never Tell A Runner”

Running Injury Day 5: Bad Weather, Knee Pain, Good Book and A Movie

I awoke to the continuation of pain in my left knee.  This story is getting old and frankly I don’t like it.  The only consolation is the arctic front that refuses to relent here in Dallas, TX.  Basically, it doesn’t allow for much running in the outdoors, nor can you really get to the gym toContinue reading “Running Injury Day 5: Bad Weather, Knee Pain, Good Book and A Movie”

Knowing When To Say Stop: A Runner’s Misfortune

I hate being injured.  I despise it with every fiber of my being.  After running 10 miles on Sunday I was excited to find that there was minimal soreness and no apparent sign of pain.  I went on about my day proud of my run and looking forward to our upcoming Cowtown Half Marathon.  However,Continue reading “Knowing When To Say Stop: A Runner’s Misfortune”