Living Unlimited

When Jes asked me if I would share what Living Unlimited means to me, I easily said yes. It was a somewhat simple answer for me. The movement is designed to transform our perceived limits into unlimited possibilities and live life to the fullest. It was inspired by the strength and courage of MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) families who do remarkable things every day despite the physical and society limits diseases like muscular dystrophy and ALS often create. I’ve had several...

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MCM Training Week 1 & 2

I’m backing up to give you the full picture of my fall marathon training. I actually had to ask Coach if we had started yet and indeed we had so I wanted to start from the beginning of it. I’m super excited to be training for Marine Corps Marathon in October, and I’m keeping my Boston goal of 3:25. I’ve really enjoyed the past few weeks of base building- it’s been an adjustment to run every day, but the easy days are super easy. It’s the getting up to beat...

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In Addition to Running

When we moved, several people (including Rich) asked me how I would handle not having all of my classes. It’s true, I love a good group fitness class in between, or in addition to, my run days. For years I have cross trained with various classes depending on what seemed to fit at that time- Les Mills Body Pump, Pure Barre, Barre3, Flywheel, pilates were all a part of my regular routine at some point during the past six or seven years and before leaving Atlanta I had the opportunity to...

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Hatfield & McCoy Half Marathon (River Road Half) Race Recap

State #37 Half Marathon #46 I picked this race a few years ago for West Virginia after reading about it in Runner’s World and seeing great reviews on their Facebook page. Luckily, it was a fairly easy drive for Corey and Molly and they planned on meeting me for it. In additional prep, I made Rich watch the Kevin Costner mini-series on the Hatfield and McCoys so I could better understand the feud before getting into town (which turns out isn’t all necessarily true). There are...

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Coeur D’ Alene Half Marathon Race Recap

State #37 Half Marathon #46 I planned this trip with Holly, Molly and Corey and our significant others a year ago when we were in Michigan. The two golfer husbands had heard how great the golf courses were and Batch and Rich are always up for a race. It worked out perfectly! Pre-Race Getting it Coeur d’ Alene was NOT easy. We flew out Thursday afternoon out of New Orleans and after several delays in MN, we made it to our VRBO house around 1am. Friday morning we went for a short run, did...

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Stanford Thoughts

I know this is a place for all things running, but I needed to write about this to get some things out that have been stuck in head. Don’t worry, race recaps and happy running things to follow tomorrow. For now, my thoughts and feelings. Thanks for letting me share.  For the past several days, this has weighed heavily on me. I would be surprised if you have ignored the many shares so far on Facebook or missed the news, but if you haven’t taken the time to read the victims letter...

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Best Tri-Sherpa & Heading to State 37

I think I’m just excited about this upcoming weekend as I was about Boston! Okay, maybe not as excited about the race that we are doing, but the PEOPLE! It’s another Memorial weekend trip with Corey, Molly and Holly and our hubs and this time we take on Idaho (last year was Bayshore). I’m not exactly sure what race day will bring and if I even really feel like attempting to do anything hard, but the point of the race isn’t about PRs, it’s about friendship and a fun...

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