Life

Running: Conflicted Passion

I’ve been running off and on now for years. My earliest memories are from Jr. High, running track and field in the Spring and cross-country in the Fall. I loved running, I just loved it. It wasn’t that I was a driven, competitive athlete, but that I just could go for miles, stuck in my own head.… Read the rest

The Dalles Runner Run/Hike/Bike

Three Weeks Later

Motivation where are you?

I have still had no motivation or desire to go on a run. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m that type of runner that needs something to train towards. Even if I know that my marathon training is going to start in 4 months, it still is something that gets me out there to run.… Read the rest

Life

Inside my Head | Running Confessions

Guys, I have some running confessions to make. When I get out there on the streets, I tend to start to get negative thoughts about all the things that other people are doing. It is something that I am trying to work on, but it is a real struggle for me.… Read the rest

Lacking Running Motivation Life

I had all intentions | Lacking Motivation

I had the perfect option or so I thought…

I have been dreaming of running another marathon. I went through hours of searching the web to find one that would be easy to get to and be able to make a cheapish trip out of it.… Read the rest

Washington Photography Family

When friends come to visit

Brent and I have been so busy with focusing on our house remodel that we haven’t gone out to explore our new surroundings too much. It doesn’t help that during the summer we also ran two marathons. That really puts a damper on going camping, hiking or anything else outdoors on top of a remodel.… Read the rest

Life

Up the Hill | Runner Problems

 

Back at it

I’ve been running again consecutively after having 3 weeks off at the end of 2017 and the beginning of the year. (Which is also why you haven’t seen a running post lately). With traveling for family events and my miscarriage, running just didn’t happen.… Read the rest

Hood River Oregon Life

The Local Turkey Trot

Since I started running nine years ago, if I wasn’t out of town or traveling on Thanksgiving day, I have been out at the local Thanksgiving day run burning a few calories before the big feast of the day. This is the perfect way to make sure you still get your workout in before you stuff your face full of food.… Read the rest

Life

How the Half Became Full

Is was very soon after our first half-marathon (the Missoula) that thoughts crept in about running a full marathon. We trained for some more races, 10Ks and half-marathons, mostly run together. I think it was during our training and completion of the Billings Governors Cup half that a destination was set and training schedule established.… Read the rest

Family

What am I running for?

The Struggle

These days as I struggle to get out for all my weekly running goes, I started asking myself what am I running for? Usually I am training for something and I have set goals and training days scheduled. For me, this makes it easier for me to get out during the week.… Read the rest

Life

So you wanna run a half-marathon do ya?

Jess recently posted about when she started becoming the marathoner we have before us today and I thought it’d be a good time to share my thoughts on the whole thang. So as she stated, just over 8 years ago, Jess’s interest in running was piqued by a family member.… Read the rest

Running Community Run/Hike/Bike

Learning to Find Community


I didn’t want community


When I first started running, I did not like running with other people unless they were faster than me. I didn’t want to be set back because of someone slower than me. Terrible I know! Especially since I was ok with making someone faster go slower with me.… Read the rest

Runners Top 5 Run/Hike/Bike

Top 5 | November 2017

I am so excited to share some of my favorite things/go to items with you all! Starting now, I am going to do a top 5 for my favorite running things either monthly or quarterly. We will see where life takes me.… Read the rest