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I’m a Boston Qualifier!

Finally!  It took four attempts and finally the fourth marathon was a success.  I qualified for Boston….barely!  I needed a 3:55:00 to qualify and I squeaked in with a 3:54:30.  Yes, by just 30 seconds!  I’m so happy I didn’t take that potty break at mile 21 and that when I stopped to tie my [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Race Recaps, Running|1 Comment

Running the Marathon; Is It Worth It?

It’s Wednesday and early tomorrow morning I fly out to Phoenix, Arizona to run the Phoenix Marathon on Saturday. This will be my fourth marathon and my second attempt to qualify for Boston. Unlike my failed attempt last year, I have kept this marathon on the down-low. I haven’t announced publicly on Facebook or mentioned [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 February 25th, 2015|My Training Journey, Running|8 Comments

What I Learned From My First Trail Race

Moving to Bend, Oregon just over a month ago, I’ve had the privilege of doing most my runs on beautiful trails. Coming off a knee injury, this is also a great way to get back into shape running on softer terrain. So when I saw there was going to be a trail half marathon and [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Race Recaps|1 Comment