My Running Journey

I really do have a love/hate relationship with running. I love races, I love the bling, I even love the feeling of having completed a run. I just don’t love running. Here are a few of my blog posts about running – race plans, recaps, general musings about this, my athletic nemesis.

I want to go all the way

I want to go all the way

While the title of this post might conjure memories of angsty teenage years, it's not what you think. I am four weeks away from my next half marathon and I am slowly increasing my distance each week. On today's plan, 10 miles. I had left it to the final day of the...

Training…it actually works.

Training…it actually works.

  I was starting to stress. Vancouver had an unseasonably warm summer. There were bears, cougars and general reluctance all working together to keep me from training for the upcoming half marathon. The first weekend of September we went down to Portland for the...

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

As I've stated in multiple blog posts and many, many posts on my Facebook page, I don't love running. I find it hard. I rarely get into the "zone" that I hear runners talk about, where they're elated and it's just easy. Long runs are almost easier mentally, because I...