Why Bother Running a Marathon?

I had drill this past weekend. For non-military folk, drill means that it was my one weekend a month I needed to work. I will be honest… I was highly uncomfortable trumping around the woods while pregnant. To top it off, I couldn’t do any of the fun stuff (meaning shooting or training). =( Aw…

Cotton Is The Cloth of The Devil

After the horrific run I had a few days ago… I needed to take a mental health break from running… It was just that brutal. I’ve been doing high intensity interval training instead of running. The sad thing is that I only ran 8 miles that day. I’ve ran over twice that distance (16.6 miles)…

Are Marathons a Joke?

Yesterday, my old Drill Sergeant sent me the link to an article, “Is a Running A Marathon Really That Impressive?” SPOILER ALERT: The premise of this article is that because so many people enter into these races, they have lost meaning. I went on to have a short conversation with him about it. But wait,…

It’s My Birthday & I’ll Run If I Want To!

As I’m sure many of you have gathered from the title of my post…. It’s my birthday! Yay! I turned 24 today. I still feel 18 though. 🙂 So, of course my friends on Facebook sent me their positive day of birth mojo. Amongst the mojo, two posts really stood out to me. My friend…

Personal Heroes

My first issue of Runner’s World magazine finally came in the mail. I was sooooo excited! My old Drill Sergeant recommended that I start reading some of their articles. So, while I was happily flipping through its pages, I came across a very interesting article about a fallen sailor. The article “After Life” by John…

Pushing the Envelope

Recently, I had a rare opportunity to reconnect with an old Drill Sergeant. I know that it is their job to push you to the edge…. But I honestly thought this particular Drill SSG really hated me on a personal level. Why? Because after the other Drill Sergeants figured out that I was really pushing…