When Running is Optional – Training Week 3 Recap

Well, I have survived another week of summer half marathon training, much to my ongoing surprise. After running 5 times during Week 2, I wanted to cut back slightly for Week 3. The workouts on my plan sometimes are optional, so a couple of the workouts might say things like “Rest/Crosstrain or 3-5 miles Easy.”Read more


T-Rex Rantz: Volume 9

Good news! I’m back and I’m angry. Well, actually, I’m just annoyed. It seems like I’m much less easily annoyed than I used to be when I started this blog, which is either a sign of increased maturity or an indication that I drink too much wine. Realistically, both are probably true. Without any furtherRead more


On Beating the Heat (For Good)

If you’ve been hanging around the ol’ blog for long enough, you know that there are two things in the world that I hate: birds and summer running. Despite the fact that I am now in the midst of my eighth summer as a runner, I have never gotten better at it, never enjoyed it.Read more


Facing My Fears – Week 2 Training Recap

Well, it’s officially summer, and I’ve officially completed two weeks worth of my half marathon training plan as I work towards my goal race at the Pocatello Half Marathon. It’s been largely a mental battle this week, as I find myself really intimidated by the following concepts: Running in the heat. This is my eighthRead more


What to Do in Antigua

Thinking about visiting beautiful Antigua for the Run in Paradise Half Marathon and 5k, held annually on Memorial Day Weekend (Pssst…registration is open HERE!!!)? You should be! Whether the race itself or a relaxing beach vacation is the reason for your visit, you won’t regret your visit to this incredible island. Despite its popularity withRead more