Uncategorized

Road to 26.2 How to Support Your Athlete

Road to 26.2 Tuesday, January 28th- 2 weeks and 4 days until I get to run twenty-six point two How to Support the Athletes in Your Circle: A Handbook It can be hard to understand when a friend or family member decides to take on a big physical challenge, like a marathon or triathlon. Hell,… Continue reading Road to 26.2 How to Support Your Athlete

Uncategorized

Road to 26.2 Even When You Can't, You Can

Road to 26.2 Monday, January 27th- 2 weeks, 5 days until that big ass race Woooooooooo. I ran 20 miles on Friday, four days after I PR’d a half marathon. Y’all, if we give ourselves a chance, we will outperform what we initially thought. If you walked up to me and told me that I… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Even When You Can't, You Can

Uncategorized

Road to 26.2 Risky Business

Road to 26.2 Tuesday, January 14th- 4 weeks, 4 days until I run the Austin Marathon When did risky become a reason for no? When did we decide that not knowing the ending meant that we couldn’t begin? Why do we feel like we need to be assured of success before we will commit? I… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Risky Business

Uncategorized

Road to 26.2 Quitting

Road to 26.2 Monday, January 13th- 4 weeks, 5 days until I get a big ass medal/belt buckle Yesterday, I wanted to quit. I wanted to quit at mile 1, 2, 3, 4. By mile 5, I decided to quit. I knew my friends were set to arrive at the trailhead any minute, and I… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Quitting

Uncategorized

Road to 26.2 What Does It Take?

Road to 26.2 Friday, January 10th- 5 weeks and one tiny day to go! What does it take to run a marathon? The short answer is simply a desire to challenge oneself. The logistical answer is that it takes training, nutrition, hydration, planning, and support. Most of the articles I’ve written in these past few… Continue reading Road to 26.2 What Does It Take?

Uncategorized

Road to 26.2 Your Team

Road to 26.2 Thursday, January 9th- 5 weeks, 2 days until I get to run the Austin Marathon The first long run that I trained for was when we lived in southern Oregon, it was a 15k in the mountains, around a lake up in the woods. I taught with three other teachers who were… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Your Team

Uncategorized

Road to 26.2 You Are Your Friends

Road to 26.2 Tuesday, January 8th- 5 weeks, 3 days until I get to run all the miles and then eat all the food Years ago when we bought our first house, we were over at a neighbor’s house one evening. We bought this house in a neighborhood that was well above our budget, well… Continue reading Road to 26.2 You Are Your Friends

Uncategorized

Road to 26.2 Your Race, Your Pace

Road to 26.2 Tuesday, January 7th- 5 weeks, 4 days until my first marathon This morning, a few quotes and phrases came to mind as I was running. I ran at home on my treadmill this morning, it is cedar season here in Hill Country, which means that the pollen from the Mountain Cedars is… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Your Race, Your Pace

Uncategorized

Road to 26.2 You Can!

Road to 26.2 Monday, January 6th- 5 weeks, 5 days, 20 hours, 41 minutes, 1 second until The Big One The first Monday of the new year, of the new decade! Here in central Texas, we have an added bonus of sunshine and bright blue skies, what my weather app calls, “abundant sunshine.” I’m here… Continue reading Road to 26.2 You Can!