I’m not what you’d call a terribly positive person most of the time. I know. Take a moment to let that sink in. It’s hard. Today, though, I had one of those rare days when I was generally pretty thankful for everything that happened. This doesn’t happen often, so let’s embrace it. I went to… Continue reading “Oh my God, these dinosaurs are so fast! With such muscular…leg strength!”
After waking up 500 times during the night thanks to my inevitable pre-race nightmares of not making it to the start on time, not wearing clothes once I make it to the start, etc., I finally rolled out of my cloud bed at about 6:45 am for the 8 am start. I tend to be… Continue reading “DON’T LOSE YOUR DINOSAUR!” – KIAWAH ISLAND MARATHON WEEKEND, PART 2
I woke up on marathon morning feeling refreshed and excited despite not getting a whole lot of sleep the night before. I had planned to catch the shuttle from the hotel to the starting line so Fawn could sleep in and we wouldn’t have to fight traffic. She literally didn’t move at all the entire… Continue reading The day I learned how to run a marathon – Dallas White Rock Marathon weekend, Part 2
My December marathon had me jetting off to Dallas, Texas to visit my friend Fawn. Fawn and I met about 3.5 years ago when we both got sent to Iowa to help with flood disaster relief mapping for FEMA. We bonded over a mutual love of food, judging people, and profanity. I haven’t seen her… Continue reading “You know what I should have done after I ran? I should have Tebowed.” – Dallas White Rock Marathon weekend, Part 1
“There are two types of people in this world: people that are fans of your blog, and people that will be.” – KBeezy Aside from flipping out every five minutes about the massive amount of homework I still have to do for grad school, the past 24 hours have been really exciting for me. Obviously,… Continue reading There are two types of people in this world.
I apologize for the exceptional delay between Part 1 of the San Diego Marathon Race Report and this post, but race reports tend to get a little long, and homegirl only has so much time. I woke up on Sunday morning really really ridiculously early and ready to Rock ‘N Roll (ha!). I want to… Continue reading “One time, I watched this movie with John Wayne…” – The Rock ‘N Roll San Diego Marathon Race Report, Part 2
It feels like it’s been forever since I wrote a blog entry. I’m sure y’all have been on the edges of your proverbial seats in anticipation. Fear not, I have returned! First of all, the title of this blog is taken completely out of context. I like to think of myself as the liberal media… Continue reading “Shoot me a text, I need to pop more pills.”
Thankful Things Thursday falls on…gasp…Thanksgiving! It’s a holiday miracle! However, on Wednesday there were many things I was not thankful for – specifically, the holiday travel experience. I had a flight set to leave out of Greenville at 9:40 on Wednesday morning. Greenville is about 2 hours away from where I live, so this meant… Continue reading I’m the Johnny Appleseed of marathon enthusiasm
Despite the fact that this is technically a blog that chronicles my journey across America to complete a marathon in all 50 states, you may have noticed that I actually write very little about running. There are multiple reasons for this. First, most of my readers (so far) are not runners. Therefore, they don’t care.… Continue reading Even three year olds respect the T-Rex.
I ran my second marathon in San Diego on June 5, 2011, as a part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. Team in Training is an awesome organization that raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by helping runners and walkers train for marathons, half marathons, and triathlons around the country.… Continue reading “Where do you live?” “Petco Park” – The Rock ‘N Roll San Diego Marathon Race Report, Part 1