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Cowtown 2021 Training: Weeks 2 & 3

Cowtown 2021 Training: Weeks 2 & 3

Week 2: This week, I have been battling a little hip soreness, especially after running during Camp Gladiator peak week (and not stretching afterward like I should). My only run outside of camp was my 4-mile run on Saturday. I overdressed for it, and the […]

Cowtown 2021 Training: Week 1

Cowtown 2021 Training: Week 1

AKA the week winter hit north Texas. It has been a cold, rainy, windy week in north Texas, but the weather did improve some by the weekend. It’s also my first training week for Cowtown 2021. As in past years, I’m using RunningAHEAD to keep […]

It has been such a long time!

It has been such a long time!

I didn’t realize it has been over two years since I made a new post. Since my last post, we’ve been on three vacations. In 2018, we went to Boston and Maine. Another national park – Acadia – checked off of the list. In 2019, […]

Couch to 5K Weeks 3 & 4 and Garmin fenix 5

Couch to 5K Weeks 3 & 4 and Garmin fenix 5

I took a few weeks off from running. When I started again, I restarted at the beginning of week 3 in the Couch to 5K program. I had been running Monday and Wednesday evenings when I got home from work and Saturday mornings when I […]

Couch to 5K Week 1

Couch to 5K Week 1

Since my running has been all over the place for about a year now, I felt like I needed to build back up to a good base. When I first started running, I used Couch to 5K. It slowly builds a runner up to a […]

Wine Down Relay

Wine Down Relay

It sounded like a good idea at the time I registered. 4.5 miles a month after my half marathon should be no problem. Before the shin splints struck during my half marathon training, I agreed to run a relay race with three of my friends. […]

2 Weeks After Cowtown

2 Weeks After Cowtown

First of all, I was so stiff and sore the day after Cowtown. I could barely walk. So, I thought it was best to take an extra rest day and skip my normal Tuesday morning Body Pump class. I’m starting to feel like a broken […]

Cowtown 2018: The End of Training and the Races

Cowtown 2018: The End of Training and the Races

I was still having some shin pain, so I decided to take the last two weeks before Cowtown completely off from running. I figured at that point, I could only hurt my race chances and do nothing to improve them. I kept up with my […]

Cowtown Training Week 15

Cowtown Training Week 15

I’m still having some shin pain. I again skipped my shorter, weekday runs, but I stuck with my 2 Body Pump classes and my “long” run on Saturday. I decided to try running in compression socks, because they feel so good after my run. I’m […]

Cowtown Training Week 14: Back at it (Maybe)

Cowtown Training Week 14: Back at it (Maybe)

I’m still having some shin pain, but it’s getting better. I managed to drag myself to the gym twice this week for bike sessions. I’m still going light on the leg weights at Body Pump. We started the new release this week, and the lunge […]