running

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 7: A Tale of Two Seasons

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 7: A Tale of Two Seasons

My Monday run was yucky. It should not be 85 degrees in December! The only good thing about Monday’s run is that the lingering cough finally seems to have moved on. I had to miss one of my Body Pump classes this week, but I […]

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 6 and Friday Night Lights

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 6 and Friday Night Lights

I spent most of the week still coughing, but I was able to get all of my scheduled runs done, including my 7-mile (revised) long run on Saturday. It was really slow, because I still wasn’t feeling 100%. I finally got back on track with […]

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 5, Thanksgiving, & Football

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 5, Thanksgiving, & Football

I was sick all week, so I skipped my run on Monday, and coughed my way through Body Pump on Tuesday and a short run on Wednesday. Thursday was the first of three Thanksgiving meals. We host this one, and I like to do all […]

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 4 & Pumpkin Spice 10K

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 4 & Pumpkin Spice 10K

For my Monday run, I decided to do intervals (run 3 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat). I programmed the workout into my Garmin, but, unfortunately didn’t repeat the intervals enough times. Tuesday, I picked up my packet for Pumpkin Spice. I was a little disappointed […]

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 3

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 3

I’m finally getting over my cold, but I’m still coughing. I had a meeting Monday night, so I wasn’t able to run. Tuesday, I did my usual morning Body Pump class, and then I had time to run after work. I do not like it […]

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 2 and Marching Band

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 2 and Marching Band

The cold I mentioned last week hit me with full force this week. As a result, I missed my Monday and Wednesday runs and Tuesday morning Body Pump. After staying home from work Wednesday, I finally started feeling better, and I was able to make […]

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 1

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 1

And, so it begins… I like to have a long half-marathon training schedule, because I tend to get sick/injured/or otherwise behind in my training. This is my first of 18 weeks training for Cowtown 2018. I’m running the challenge again – the 5K on Saturday […]

Rahr Oktoberfest 5K 2017

Rahr Oktoberfest 5K 2017

I have been really inconsistent in my running since my half marathon in April. First, I always slack off a bit during the summer, because of the Texas heat. But, this summer, I was sidelined by a plantar’s wart of all things. I first noticed […]

The Message Half Marathon

The Message Half Marathon

The Message Half was a new race this year. Normally, I would be a little skeptical of running a half in an inaugural race, but the Cowtown Marathon folks were producing it, so I figured it would be well-organized. The main reason I decided to […]

Cowtown Challenge 2017

Cowtown Challenge 2017

This was my second year running the Cowtown Challenge at the Cowtown Marathon. I chose the shortest race each day – 5K on Saturday and Half Marathon on Sunday. Saturday morning was cold! Since this winter has been so warm, it was a change. The […]