5 Calorie Burning Moments From Thanksgiving

The wonderful holiday season is upon us, which means a likely ascent in our weight.  I have read stories upon stories about what we need to do when enjoying holiday meals with family in order to ensure our weight stays right where we want it.  We’re supposed to eat less with portion control and doContinue reading “5 Calorie Burning Moments From Thanksgiving”

Coming Down…Post 1/2 Marathon

It has been five days since we finished our first half marathon, but it still feels like it was yesterday.  I can still hear the crowds cheering and the bands playing.  I can close my eyes and see the finish line.  Every feeling that encompassed me in the moment I crossed the line is stillContinue reading “Coming Down…Post 1/2 Marathon”

First 1/2 Marathon Experience

In the blink of an eye it was all over.  Well, not really.  It was more like in 13.1 miles it was over, but it was such a wonderful experience.  To put it into words will never give it the full justification that running your first ½ marathon deserves.  I have written and re-written thisContinue reading “First 1/2 Marathon Experience”

San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Bound

We finished our packing for our trip to San Antonio last night, which is always an experience in itself.  I am notorious for being an over-packer.  For me it’s about packing for any situation that can arise and, when you live in Texas, any possible change in weather.  Luckily, Rachel is a bit of anContinue reading “San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Bound”

The Last Run

I have posted a video of the actual course we will be running.  We received the video by email and it actually gave me goose bumps.  I will admit that it seemed much longer than I imagined.  Okay it seemed ridiculously long, but still exciting.  I was born and raised in San Antonio, TX soContinue reading “The Last Run”

“Mommy, Why Does That Man Not Have A Shirt On?”

First and foremost, it is imperative to note that this entry is completely G-rated.  Although I am sure most people who perused the title assume that there is a possibility I may have run in the nude yesterday for my final long run, I assure you I did no such thing.  Now did I thinkContinue reading ““Mommy, Why Does That Man Not Have A Shirt On?””

Running With The Worry Monster

We are nine days away from our ½ marathon run and needless to say we are nervous.  Now is the time we are asking ourselves, “Did we train enough?”  It’s a valid question since it’s our first half marathon and safety is of our utmost concern.  With every day that passes the awareness of ourContinue reading “Running With The Worry Monster”

A Halloween Run To Remember

Training for a ½ marathon requires a lot of discipline and, unfortunately, a lot of time.  For me and Rachel it has meant a bit of a lifestyle change, but one we have been happy to endure.  We have become used to waking up early on Saturdays, running for almost two hours and becoming zombiesContinue reading “A Halloween Run To Remember”

Running Scared

The marathon is about two weeks away and the thought of it has begun to give me a little rumbly in my tumbly.  I remember looking at the training schedule about 8 weeks ago and thinking time was on our side, but now it’s as if the last few weeks have flown by without anyContinue reading “Running Scared”

Making the Most of Your Treadmill Run

Honestly, who likes running on a treadmill?  If you say, “I do,” I swear to God I will punch you in the face.  Ok, I am too nice of a guy to ever do that but I would seriously think about it.  When Rachel and I first started running we did all of our runsContinue reading “Making the Most of Your Treadmill Run”