Run the Mile You’re In

It's a common thing to repeat to yourself, especially on long runs: Run the mile you're in. Don't be thinking about Mile 23 at Mile 7.It's good advice for life, too. One day at a time. In running, it's often a phrase to use when things get tough--a way of telling...

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Abundance

God used last November's injury to usher in a season of rest, and not just physically. For the past year, the theme has been doing more with LESS.  Now, I'm sensing the beginning of a new season and a new word for 2015: abundance. I decided to make a second...

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P31

Ever since I learned that there were people who ran beyond 26.2, I have been intrigued by ultramarathoning.  I was signed up for a 50K a year ago but had to take a DNS due to injury, and I've had to wait for my chance to join the club.  Today was my...

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Catching Kayla

This girl knows what it means to NEVER give up.  As if running with MS (and not being able to feel her legs) wasn't enough, her determination to get back up when she falls in a race is inspiring.  Her story is worth a few minutes of your...

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Chocoholic Frolic 10K – Race Recap

I was pretty pumped for today's race.The chocolate theme was evident everywhere...(Incidentally, the award for best sign today actually goes to a kid on the course holding one that read, "Run faster!  I just farted!")I arrived at the race plenty early with my...

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Blue Red Run – Race Recap

Race: Blue Red Half MarathonPlace: Campion Trail in Las Colinas, TXTime goal: < 2 hoursNon-time goal: Encourage at least one person every mile. The Blue Red Run exists to honor our firefighters and police. Participants are encouraged to run for blue or red. I...

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I Am Second – Race Recap

This was my just my second time racing a 5K, my first in 2 years.  My left leg had been acting up since a speed session in early October, so I'd backed off my training and had no idea what kind of time I'd put up.  I was hoping to PR (over my best time from...

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That Dam Half! – Race Recap

I ran That Dam Half with my brother, and it lived up to its name, at least for him.  J battled injury for weeks leading up to the race, which significantly hindered his ability to train.  To his credit, he persevered.  He wisely opted for a 4/1 run/walk...

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Running On Faith

So often when I am believing God for something, He will send me some form of encouragement: a scripture, a dream, or one of those little moments of synchronicity. These things are like spiritual GU. They're sweet and give you a burst of energy to keep going. But...

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Tour Des Fleurs 2014 – Race Recap

The Last Christmas, I received a unique gift from my dad.  He promised to run this year's Tour Des Fleurs 10K with me and wrote it up as an article in the local newspaper, as it might appear after the race:What a wonderful gift, with bonus points for...

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