Experience Life

Oftentimes we get caught up in what we believe is truth, without ever fully comprehending it.  We prevent ourselves from experiencing exciting new things out of fear.  We do this because of perception.  We forget that it’s all conjecture and sometimes, unfortunately, we avoid the experience altogether.  I did that with running, until I ranContinue reading “Experience Life”

Etch A Run

Last night I started playing with an old pocket Etch A Sketch I had sitting on a book shelf.  I stared at it for a while before shaking loose the picture I had drawn a year before.  I wouldn’t say my drawing was perfect, but nonetheless it was a drawing.  Growing up I never reallyContinue reading “Etch A Run”

Runner…You Are Not Alone

When I began this running site it was a way to keep me focused on my goal of running my first half marathon.  Over time it has developed into something much more.  It has manifested itself into a place where beginning runners seek validation or motivation.  It has also become a place where those whoContinue reading “Runner…You Are Not Alone”

When I Don’t Know…I Run

Life can be confusing.  At times it seems like we’re always searching for answers or that things aren’t always working out as we planned.  It’s in these times that I often feel like I really just don’t know, so I run.  Running has become my release; an answer to a question – an idea sprungContinue reading “When I Don’t Know…I Run”

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon: New PR’s and A Perfect Course

What:  The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon Where:  Dallas, TX When:  3/27/2011 Why:  Raises money for Susan G. Komen Marathon for the cure. Course:  Through downtown Dallas, Highland Park and ending in Fair Park (site of Texas State Fair).  One of the best courses we have ever run.  Weather:  48 Degrees (perfect day forContinue reading “Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon: New PR’s and A Perfect Course”

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 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”

A New Running PR! 5 Things That Helped Me Attain It

I still get nervous before a fast run, when I know I’m about to give every part of me that I can give and finish barely standing up.  Just the walk to the starting line can get my stomach churning and my legs shaking.  For a runner every start is not just a likely finish,Continue reading “A New Running PR! 5 Things That Helped Me Attain It”

Top 10 Excuses Not To Run (And ways to avoid them)

1    10. All my running socks are dirty:  Easy solution to this problem, buy more socks!  I will admit I have run into this problem more than once, but sometimes you have to suck it up and wear a pair of socks twice.  Don’t judge me.  At least I am running!  Seriously though, I run inContinue reading “Top 10 Excuses Not To Run (And ways to avoid them)”