Late on the evening Friday, April 12th, my family and I boarded a plane for Boston, Massachusetts. It was a very late redeye flight, but the kids and I were excited to go. For 1 year, 1 month and 19 days- after my qualifying race at the Phoenix marathon in Mesa, Arizona- I had anticipated [...]
Last Saturday a 10-mile run was on the docket as my final "long run" of this marathon training cycle. When a friend mentioned that Emigration Canyon was hosting a 10-mile race and the dates coincided; I opted to sign up and run as a fitting end to my long winter and early spring training. I've [...]
It's 16 days out from the Boston Marathon... and I’m cautiously optimistic! 😁💙💛🦄 Today’s half marathon was a time trial to see what my marathon pace would feel like on a rolling hill course, which is exactly what the Boston Marathon is. Racing conditions were actually perfect... sunny, cool and hardly any wind. On any [...]
Out today on the Utah trails thinking of everyone at #Boston running. 💙💛 Only 364 sleeps till it's my turn to be #Bostonstrong Today, I tan a virtual 5k (and then some) for #teamsparkle as they run #Boston4Rett and raise awareness for this painful disease.
On Friday February 23rd, I carefully laid everything out I would need for my race the next day. I said goodnight to my family and tried to get some sleep, which is really hard the night before a big race. Friday night I slept pretty well, only waking up around midnight and then early at [...]