F^3 Lake Half Marathon [A Race Report]

Well, well, well...SURE, I'll run a half on the Lakefront in Chicago...in JANUARY...during a POLAR VORTEX.  To be fair, the high for the day was about four hours prior to race start time (10:00am)....more

Novice Half Marathon Training Plan

When my niece told me she wanted to run a half marathon in the Fall for the first time, I was ecstatic. I love my niece, and I love running so I was thrilled she wanted to give something I’m passionate about a try. The furthest race she has completed is a 10k, so this will be her biggest running accomplishment by far. I told her I would put together a plan that she could use that would help her ease into her training for her first half marathon and get her across that finish line successfully. She has 13 weeks to train so that is where the number of weeks came from....more

Wine and Dine Half Marathon - will I whine or wine?

Yesterday was National Runners Day and I learned this by receiving an email at 4am from Map my Run. Funny as last year, I would not have even acknowledged this holiday. This year, I think of everything I have accomplished and everything that I will accomplish and give myself a little pat on the back.I take back everything I said the other day about not trusting the Galloway method. Yesterday was week 2 day 2 of our official 10 miler training and I am finally feeling like I am getting on track with this new method....more
I love the idea of a night race.  I had no clue there were so many races out there!more

Kim and Lauren - Post #7

Kim and Lauren are a mother/daughter team, training to run the Disneyland Half Marathon in September of 2012. Kim, the the 50-something mom is vegan, and is training at the literally breathtaking altitude of 7,000 feet in Taos, NM. She has never been any kind of athlete before. Lauren, the 20-something daughter, is mostly vegetarian, and is doing her training in Seattle, WA. Running isn't new to her, but distance running is....more

Fat Girls Can Run?

I am home from Uganda.  I have so many stories to tell, but I have to start with this one......more

St. Pete Half Marathon Recap

My running group and I have been training for this half for a few months. I ran the race last year just for fun. It was much cooler last year. We were up at 5:30, had coffee and a bagel, and got dressed....more

Next Race and Fundraising Goal

Hello to my new followers! I'm so excited to have you and hope I can entertain you even 1/3 as much as SkinnyRunner. If you haven't been reading or are new, I was planning on running the full marathon this weekend (would've been my first), but didn't realize how time consuming it would be. Since I'm moving in 3 weeks, it's football season, I've had 4 weddings and yoga teacher training, I had to realize my scheduling error and adjust accordingly. So, with all that being said - here is my racing schedule for the next 3 months :...more

Fall Half Marathon Training Plan

Oh my gosh half marathon....more

Easy on the Rock, Heavy on the Roll (part 2 of race recap)

We started the run feeling FAB-you-LUSS!  TriGuy got quite a few shout-outs throughout the race with his shirt. I think *my* shirt was a bit trickier to call out:...more