Category: Races-Other

My First Boston Marathon…An Unexpected Ending, 2013

My First Boston Marathon…An Unexpected Ending, 2013

If there’s one thing that I never expected to witness in my life, it would be an act of terror.  I certainly didn’t expect to witness such an act after I crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013.  What a tangled, twisted, emotional […]

50 States Racing:  Michigan – Charlevoix Half-Marathon 2016

50 States Racing: Michigan – Charlevoix Half-Marathon 2016

BibRave Race Review The area is beautiful in general, but you don’t see much of that on the course as it’s mostly on a bike trail. The expo is a small tent with maybe one vendor, but it’s also a very small race, so not […]

Ode To My Sub 4:00 Marathon

May 8, 2011 I WILL refrain from smart-ass comments & eye-rolling when my family & friends ask me “how long THIS MARATHON will be.” I WILL go to bed early every night during marathon week. No more “insomnia” marathons for me! I WILL eat healthy […]

Reflections of the Boston Bombing…A Timeline From That Day, April 15, 2013

Reflections of the Boston Bombing…A Timeline From That Day, April 15, 2013

I was going through my emails and files this morning, organizing and came across this timeline that my husband Jamie created following the aftermath of that dreadful day that we will never forget.  I wanted to put this someplace safe; my blog made the most […]

50 States Racing: Florida

Gorgeous and fun race series – ran on an injured hamstring. Day #1: 15k and 5k back to back…kept these at an easy pace 9:28-9:37 Day #2: Half Marathon and 8k, back to back, 3min: 1min run/walk ratio then 1min: 3min walk/run ratio for the […]

50 States Racing:  Twin Cities Marathon – Minnesota 2014

50 States Racing: Twin Cities Marathon – Minnesota 2014

BibRave Race Review Well, here’s marathon #3 for 2014 (4 for the last 12 months) in the books…and 4th one done with this dang achilles tendon knot. I am of course, not proud of what is my 4th worst marathon time to date (all 4 […]

50 States Racing: Maine

This race was my second full in a month!  And yes, my Achilles is still injured BUT, it’s getting better. The knot has decreased in size and the pain has been bearable and some days, non-existent.  This was a beautiful, mountainous, scenic course with a […]

50 States Racing: Louisianna

This was a toughy for me. With a big knot on my left Achilles, temp of 65 degrees at the start, 100% humidity and thick fog, acclimating to the heaviness of the air and warmth coming from sub-zero temps was a challenge.  You won’t find […]

50 States Racing:  Virginia

50 States Racing: Virginia

BibRave Race Review   This was a tough race for me for a few reasons.  First, we drove all night Thursday after I worked 3-11 to get there Friday.  We tried to sleep, but couldn’t, so we went to eat twice with packet pick-up in […]

Columbus 1/2 Marathon course partially recovered 13.21 mi 01:54 08:37 pace

2 weeks after our full at St. George, who would think we’d feel up to running 13 miles? Well, it was a last-minute effort and despite 4 hours of sleep after being at a Halloween party, I put my best foot forward with my hubby […]