5 Years Ago…I Went on a Run

On August 20, 2010, I went on a run.  I ran 2 miles in just over 25 minutes (12:30+ min/mile).   I just laced up a pair of shoes and ran around the neighborhood.  No watch, no phone, no water, no music.  I thought my lungs might never recover from the explosion and felt that my legs were permanently turned…

2015 Calgary Stampede Half Marathon!

Hello friends!  On Sunday, July 5th, I completed my first Calgary Stampede Road Race – and my 13th half marathon!  The hubby completed Half #8!  For those of you not from Western Canada and have no clue what “Calgary Stampede” is – here’s a link from Wikipedia explaining the insanity that is Stampede – “The Greatest Outdoor…

2015 Banff Half Marathon!

Floodwaters washed away the inaugural run.  Bears forced a major course change in year two.  Year three, though, was a successful run of the Banff Marathon! Hello friends!  On Sunday, June 21st, I completed my first Banff Half Marathon race – and my 12th half marathon overall!  The hubby completed Half #7!  Due to some last…

Banff Half Expectations

Hello friends!  The hubby and I will be in racing in Banff National Park this morning for the Banff Half Marathon!  As such, I wanted to write out some of my upcoming expectations for the race! Race Expectations This course is at a high elevation…and has some pretty substantial “rolling” hills.  Therefore, I am not aiming for…

2015 Calgary Half Marathon!

Hello friends!  One year ago, I ran my first Canadian Half Marathon!  (Remember my very first 13.1 HERE?!)  If you were reading me back then, you may remember that it was a TOUGH race for me.  As in…definitely not one of my finest efforts.  And it bummed me out – so I’ve trained hard over the last four months in order…

Calgary Half Expectations

Hello friends!  This Sunday, the hubby and I are ready for Round 2 of the Calgary Half Marathon.  LAST YEAR, this race symbolized our very first International Race, our first Canadian Race.  Last year’s time was 2:01:28 – and although it isn’t my personal worst time – it was not a good race for me.  I…

2015 Rock’n’Roll Portland Half Marathon!

Hello friends!  Sunday, May 17th marked my TENTH Half Marathon – and my first time in the US state of Oregon!  (Remember my very first 13.1 HERE?!)  So without further adieu…here is my recap of my first race as a 2015 Rock’n’Blogger with the Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon series!  If any of you have ever run a Rock’n’Roll…