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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 […]

Marine Creek Trailhead Trot

Marine Creek Trailhead Trot

In mid-May, I ran the 5K celebrating the opening of the new trail head on Marine Creek Lake. It was cloudy, very windy, and freaking cold for mid-May. I thought it might rain, so I initially wore a cap, but realized the cap probably wouldn’t […]

Buffalo Boogie

Buffalo Boogie

This year was my second time running the Buffalo Boogie at the Fort Worth Nature Center. Aggie has run both races with me, and, this year, I convinced both kids to go with me, too. It was a cool, sunny morning. The race seemed a […]

Wicked Wine Run

Wicked Wine Run

Just a little over two weeks after Cowtown, I had a bike wreck and really banged up my right knee. It hurt so bad to wear pants that I actually wore a dress to work! The injury caused me to take a little break from […]

Cowtown Challenge: 5K and Half Marathon

Cowtown Challenge: 5K and Half Marathon

The last weekend in February, I completed the Cowtown Challenge by completing a race on each day. Saturday, I ran the adult’s 5K. I took it slow and didn’t have to walk at all. A lot of the course was downhill, and I think I […]

Pumpkin Spice 10K (aka My First 10K!)

Pumpkin Spice 10K (aka My First 10K!)

On November 21, I ran my very first 10K – the Pumpkin Spice 10K in Fort Worth. We had a cold front blow in that morning, so it was windy and cold. It wasn’t bad while running, but I think it got colder and windier […]

Rahr Oktoberfest 5K

Rahr Oktoberfest 5K

On September 26, I ran the Rahr Oktoberfest 5K for the first time. It was so much fun, and I got a PR! In fact, I was having so much fun that the only photo I took was the one of my watch when I […]

Snow!

Snow!

After a relatively mild winter, north Texas decided to try to cram an entire winter into about a week and a half. On Monday, February 23, we had ice and sleet, which closed schools for two days. Then, on Friday, February 27, we got snow. […]

Running

Running

I started running several months ago, using Couch-to-5K. I injured myself in mid-May, but I was able to run my first 5K, Run the Rails in Saginaw, on June 1. My time was 36:02, which wasn’t bad, considering I had to walk a little bit […]