As I pack for this weekend’s Rocky Raccoon 100 miler (my first!) in Huntsville, I have to reflect on how so many things which, at the time, seemed to be wrong have been right. Had it not been for my experience at Pocatello, I would not have *my two fantastic Marmot jackets and two pairs of… Continue reading Things Happen for a Reason
I haven’t been on a run in a week. Not what I had planned; the plan was that I would do an easy round trip on the greenbelt today, feeling strong and having fun and reaffirming my readiness for Bandera. My last long run was a success. I went out to Bastrop on Sunday, December 26,… Continue reading Miracle of Modern Medicine
I’m putting together my stuff for the marathon. It’s funny: I absolutely do not mind bringing special food. I got my baggies ready with my race nutrition (Eload and Carbo-Pro) and put together my pre-race breakfast (special rice crispy cereal with dried fruit; I’ll buy milk and bananas there). It’s actually kind of calming. I… Continue reading EpiPen Frustration
On Wednesday, I went to the morning workout with Coach Jen. I’ll be an assistant coach for that group when the spring triathlon training starts up, so I thought I’d get back in the time habit by going (I coached a bike workout last week in her absence, so Wednesday was actually my second time).… Continue reading She Can Learn
Got the call back from the allergy doc today, and I was negative on all the various other foods they tested. So the big ones I have to avoid with workouts are (from worst to least) wheat, peanut, orange, and soybean (it turns out milk is ok.) I fired off a note to Meredith, and… Continue reading Woot! Good News on Food Allergies
So much to say… The trip to the endocrinologist went like I thought; the trip to the allergist didn’t. I’ve spent the last few days processing the information while running around like a chicken with my head cut off doing soccer booster club/end of season things. I’m the kind of person who needs some quiet… Continue reading Catching My Breath After Diagnosis
I like Mondays — they are the days where I regroup and get organized for what’s to come. Typically, Monday’s an “off” day (though I was regularly spinning on Mondays when I couldn’t do anything else). I really need a breather today, and the rain makes it feel like a nice, easy day. Soccer Mom I… Continue reading A Moment of Quiet
Taking a look at a two-day trail event in Tulsa, Oklahoma–the Post Oak Lodge Trail Run.
I’m going to write about the epic trail adventure that was the Post Oak Lodge double but first, I’m going to get my recovery out of the way. At the end of my race on Sunday, the 25K, I had an intense allergic reaction to something. About 30 minutes before the end of my run,… Continue reading Allergic Reaction & Recovery
My friend who’s originally from Minnesota sent me a casserole recipe the other day, or, as they say up there, “a hot dish, don’t ya know?” Since this is an assortment of stuff, it’s like a casserole post. Family Time Yesterday was a snowy day, so I stayed inside cooking. I made a carrot and… Continue reading Hot Dish, Don’t Ya Know?