QOTD: We run…

We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves. The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, ‘You must not run faster than this, or…

Quote of The Day – Barry Humphries on Missing Out

Today I should be complaining that I just finished a very difficult 15k, uphill, in the snow (yes, there are rumors of snowflakes falling in the Portland Metro Area,) instead I’m missing out because of a back injury. Many thanks to out to my friend Cory who took my bib and ran for me –…

2:17:36

I did it. I completed my half marathon with a time of 2:17:36. I had set out with a goal in my head of finishing in 2:10:00 – which would have been a 10:00 minute/mile pace. Before photo: We look excited to run 13.1 miles, don’t we? So jolly. 🙂 So close. I’ve found, however,…

200 Blog Posts and 13.1 Miles Later

You’re all still with me. Really? I had this idea as I noted that I was getting close to a 200th blog post. Only two or so years into my little home on the web, I realize that I’ve found what I love about doing this; they’re my thoughts, stories, and life, unfiltered. Pen to…

A Picture; Moonshine

I saw this on my run this morning. The moon was so bright it lit up the sky like the sun.

Roadkill… A Hierarchy

The other day I was out running along my normal route when a couple things happened to me that I really wanted to share. These things only reminded me that there is a food chain to everything. Now, safety hawks would tell me that running with full headphones is probably not a good idea, I…

Runner’s Crack

Some of you know that I’ve picked up running. If you’ve been hiding under a rock you may have missed: Fat Man Running Or even: Fat Man Records Video While Running I’ve been working my butt off, running, and I’ve never felt better… Except for the constant ache in my legs because I’m stupid enough…

Good Morning

I was out running this morning… Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know, I know….

You’re Welcome?!?

This weekend, I got to volunteer for an inaugural all-girl 5K and half-marathon called Run Girl Run. It was a fun event, but there was something pretty interesting that happened to me. I mean, I was a volunteer. I just had to get up, get in the car, and get to the event. As a…

Don’t Mind the Heavy Breathing

I’ve been running lately, and I’ve been street running lately. I figured it was harder to give up when you still had to get back home. At any rate, I live in SW Portland. If you know the area, it’s HILLY, there are HILLS everywhere. Not hills, but OMG BECKY! RUN FOR THE HILLS, hills….