2017 Marathon Training – Week 1

2017 Marathon Training – Week 1

Two things get their start in early June – the rainy season in Florida, and for me…….marathon training! This will be my third marathon, which is a really good omen because: “the rule of three” (Latin-“omne trium perfectum”) principle...
Kronos Croom 5 miler

Kronos Croom 5 miler

The last race before the beginning of – drum roll please – marathon training! Just a couple of months ago I had hiked this very trail in the Withlacoochee State Forest for the first time and instantly fell in love with it. When the opportunity arose to run...
2017 IronGirl 13.1

2017 IronGirl 13.1

2017 marked my fourth year running this race! It also marked my fourth “runniversary”, which means that exactly four years ago I ran my very first race and “got hooked”! Speaking of hooked – the day before to the race we went fishing....
Starkey Stomp, Trail 13.1

Starkey Stomp, Trail 13.1

Trail running is always an incredible challenge, but that’s why I love it so much. It’s also excellent cross training for the many miles I log on the road. Trails have the benefit of changing my running gait, getting me up on my toes and shortening my...
2017 Gasparilla Half Marathon

2017 Gasparilla Half Marathon

Finally – my first half marathon of 2017. A bit of a tough one. 3:30 a.m. wake-up call. Yikes! It’s been a while since I last had to get up this early for a race. I prepared my Oatmeal, filled my Camelbak with Nuun, and headed out to the race site in...
Poseidon’s Wrath 10k

Poseidon’s Wrath 10k

Considering my hip & back issues of the past three months I came very close to skipping this race. On race morning however, and despite the chilly weather (48 degrees), I felt really good and decided to go for it. I drove an hour to the race site at Alafia River...

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