#ThrowbackThursday always has me thinking of photos with friends. Or awkward family photos. Or fashion faux pas (how did we ever think that perms and shoulder pads were a good look?). A lot of my photos are of groups of runners, clustered somewhere, often in the dark, in various stages of sweatiness. I stumbled upon some… Continue reading #TBT: Pacing Friends is the Best of All Worlds
This weekend, I headed out to Huntsville to support my friend Jeanette in her first 100-miler at Rocky Raccoon. It was an absolutely wonderful experience. I think it was a good thing that I had Bandera to mourn before I ever got to Rocky Raccoon; that way, all the bad, sad feelings had gotten out… Continue reading Oh Frabjous Day!
Last Sunday, I tried a “long” run, the first one since December. I pulled out my old go-to run route in the ‘hood from back in Ironman training days. Back then, I’d developed a very serviceable out-and-back route that allowed me to go as long as I needed to (our long runs weren’t that long,… Continue reading Rain, Rain, Go Away
On Sunday morning, I had a wonderful opportunity; I got to pace my friend Marcia in the final 25-miles of her first 100-mile race, Cactus Rose, out at Bandera. Marcia and I met when she signed up for a trail running class I was coaching 2 years ago, and we became friends over those months.… Continue reading Proud Mama, II: Pacing a Friend