Happy Thanksgiving + Few Wedding Pictures + Turkey Trot 1st Place PR

Holy Moly! I haven’t blogged in almost two weeks, but with holidays here and things slowing down I’ll be back at it! The wedding is sadly over as well so I’ll have lots more time on my hands! Y’all, I have a wife!!!! There is so much I want to share about the wedding as …

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Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon Recap + 13.1 #32 + Next Training Cycle

What a weekend it was! Half Marathon #32 is in the books. I'm proud of this race although it was by far not my fastest. I kept with a strategy Stayed mentally engaged Had patience and perseverance in each mile Didn't freak out when I realized it was hilly as hell Didn't die in the …

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Turn Up Your Run at the Plano Balloon Festival + Half Marathon/10k/5k/1k

What is cooler than 50 beautiful hot air balloons, entertainment, fireworks and family fun? Getting to pick a race to run the same weekend as the Plano Balloon Festival is taking place! September 20th-22nd Plano is the place you need to be! Bring your family and friends and make it an epic weekend full of …

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Birthday Weekend Part 2 + 5k Race Recap + Overall Female + Feeling Loved

So, yesterday's BLOG POST HERE was the first part of this part 2 post. What an incredible birthday weekend it has been! I left off yesterday's post describing how my best friend Liz showed up to a 5k that Lynn surprisingly signed me up for on my birthday. The pictures above/below were of me dripping …

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Tejas (Texas) Trail Running Festival Weekend Part Two + Global Running Day

So today is the best day of the year! Well, besides Chevron Houston Marathon race day and every other race day I have throughout the year! What Gets Me Out the Door to Run Every Day - I have a total love hate relationship with running as most runners probably do! I love the feeling …

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Texas / Tejas Trail Running Festival Race Recap (3) – 13.1/10k/5k + Fun in Spicewood

Friday Evening I got home at a decent hour Friday evening and was oh so excited to pack and hit the road. We had rented an adorable Airbnb cabin in Spicewood which was only about 10 minutes from the start line in Krause Springs. They didn’t allow pets so Mom & Dad Papke kindly offered …

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