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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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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I did it – 23 Miles (I’ll explain) + Race & Weekend Recap Tomorrow + No Regrets but a Few Rookie Moves

What an amazing weekend, and we miss it already! I have so much to share, but I’ll do a full race and weekend recap tomorrow! I’ll also have a post later this week with some lessons I learned over the race weekend! My Sinus infection did affect me during the races a bit (plus it …

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Dear Treadmill + Active Release Techniques + Bib Rave Pro + 10 Days until Spicewood Trail Half Marathon AND 10k

As I shared on social media, guess who is now part of the orange family of Bib Rave Pro??!?!! Me! WHO ARE BIBRAVE PROS? What a BibRave Pro Looks Like Bib Rave is always looking for new runners, so to submit an application go HERE. My picture and info is officially on the site as …

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Back at it + Officially signed up for the 2020 Chevron Houston Marathon + I’m tired & that’s okay + Koala Clip

Another week is almost over, where does the time go? You know what's crazy? In six months, we will be a week out from getting married!!!!! I came across some photos like the one above from our first weekend in Virginia almost two years ago. I had met my best friend and my forever, and …

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