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Raising A Runner

Raising A Runner

Today I looked on as my son trudged forward slowly, head down, sweat dripping down his forehead, his face filled with angst. I watched as he contemplated his surroundings, as if entwined in an intense personal battle, seeking meaning and purpose in the task at hand. He was struggling, he was doubting himself, yet he … Continue reading

{Dealing with Disappointment}

{Dealing with Disappointment}

I realize that I’ve fallen off of the radar as of late, and for the first time since creating this blog I have taken a break from frequent posting (which any dedicated blogger knows is a big “no-no” if you want to remain relevant!). Much of this I feel can be attributed to a personal life … Continue reading

{Race Bib DIY}

{Race Bib DIY}

Upon moving into our new house this past December, I found myself perplexed over what to do with a set of built in cabinets in my front office. They were just… boring. They needed some pizzazz. Well my darling hubby, being the genius that he is, came up with a brilliant idea! He suggested that … Continue reading

{Twenty Six Point Two}

{Twenty Six Point Two}

There’s nothing quite like the experience of bursting into tears of utter elation upon crossing the finish line of your very first marathon. The intense wave of emotions which cascades over you provides an intoxicating blend of pain, pleasure, relief and satisfaction. The months of early mornings, long runs, and anxious anticipation has finally brought … Continue reading

{The Unexpected Obstacles of Life}

{The Unexpected Obstacles of Life}

The interesting thing about each of our lives is that circumstances are constantly changing. Like the ebb and flow of the tides, we can always be certain that things will never stay exactly as they are today. For better or for worse, the act of living is rarely boring, and we all roll with the … Continue reading

{This is WOR: The Women of Obstacle Racing}

{This is WOR: The Women of Obstacle Racing}

Shortly after 2014 had arrived with all of its pomp and circumstance, a group was created by Texas natives Elizabeth Rivera and Elizabeth Martinez (they call themselves “Liz Squared”) with the powerful and eye-catching name, “This is WOR: Women of Obstacle Racing”. Almost immediately droves of women began discovering the community, and excitement buzzed as … Continue reading

{Monster Challenges: The Dirt from Deby}

{Monster Challenges: The Dirt from Deby}

Earlier this year, I walked away from my first Monster Challenges experience with a pit in my stomach. A disappointing performance combined with some on-course snafus in the elite wave had tarnished my initial view of the event. So when an upcoming event was announced, I debated whether or not I would return to the race … Continue reading

{Women of Spartan: Ladies Run!}

{Women of Spartan: Ladies Run!}

We live in a society in which grim statistics reveal an unnerving escalation in the percentage of people who are obese, sedentary, and living with disease. The sheer volume of individuals who are allowing their lives to slip by with no inclination of striving toward a healthier lifestyle is staggering. In addition, we reside in … Continue reading

{Race Entry Giveaway: BattleFrog Series}

{Race Entry Giveaway: BattleFrog Series}

All right everyone, it’s time to give away an entry to another great race! For anyone familiar with OCR, you’ve likely heard buzz about BattleFrog, one of the most recent additions to our sport, and an event that is quickly gaining the respect and admiration of obstacle racers everywhere. Now as you know, I’m a Spartan … Continue reading