RW Half Recap

It’s been a crazy week. Everyone at Runner’s World has been planning the first RW Half & Festival since long before I claimed a cubicle, and as the event weekend finally approached, excitement—and preparatory workload—reached an Olympic-level frenzy. I resisted pressure to sign up...

Kansas City PR

After two marathons in St. Louis, I finally got around to my hometown race—the Waddel & Reed Kansas City Marathon. And much to my chagrin, I finished all 26.2 miles without doing anything newsworthy like winning or giving birth to a child after crossing the finish line. Because this year...

Indian Creek Half

So, I’m not gonna lie—the St. Louis marathon was a huge disappointment. Watching a much-anticipated event come and go has never been easy for me; I always slip into a weird post-partum depression immediately after the big day. In this particular case, however, I came home from St. Louis...

The Gambler Apr13

The Gambler

Last week I decided that I probably shouldn’t run the St. Louis marathon. I was having a lot of breathing problems related to the temperature and season change, which manifested in the induced termination of several gestating long runs. The billboards lining I-70 would not have approved....

Life’s big questions Mar05

Life’s big que...

Bronchitis and cold weather have conspired to keep me from running lately. After weeks of lazing around in my crossword jammers instead of hitting the trail, I’m starting to get a little nervous about the upcoming race day. Before I got sick, I was up to 16 miles. Now it’s all I can do to...