It is January, in Seattle and that means there is more hours of darkness than sunlight and outside is gray, brisk, and damp. This should be no surprise for me because Seattle is where I have always called home but never have I wanted a blue sky in January more than this last Sunday.
This year, I think I found my sweet spot of running one marathon a year and at least one half - with one of those a little farther from home than the other. After running Leavenworth I decided to challenge myself with something I though I would never do - run a spring marathon but this training, so far, has been a whole new ball game.
Everything about the Leavenworth Marathon was different than anything I have ever run. But I have a feeling this will not be the last time I run this route. Looking forward to next year Leavenworth! #runabetterlife #BrightOrangeShoes #DONE #THANKYOU
Life, love, and training have helped me see the real impact these 5 things can have - in more than just running. I hope anyone reading this takes some of these and applies them to their lives. Some times it is easy to forget such simple real concepts. #BeReal #Honesty #Truth #See #Try #Ask
WARNING - This post discusses things associated with my gut. You may be slightly uncomfortable ... Maybe? ......... I was in a weird funk last week, and it turns out, all I needed was fresh run to get reset!
I hate the question "how was your run?" There are way too many ways to answer it. It is so generic and personal at the same time.
Most of my moments of clarity come while on a run. Problems work themselves out, decisions are made, and stress is dissolved. Other than myself, my #BrightOrangeShoes are the only things that remain a constant in these moments. It is because of them I am able to #runabetterlife.
The prior tributes have been about one person. This tribute is special. I am addressing 2 people because when I think about one, the other is right there by their side. They both were able to turn "FYI - I have plans" moment into an "I can't thank you enough for being there" moment.
There are 5 major reasons why I continue to run, even when I think I hate it sometimes.
Life will always throw curve balls, but I have found that if I let life get in the way - I may never have crossed a finish line.