Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Love for Boston

We both want to send out our love to Boston, to all the runners, the race volunteers, the support crew, the policemen(women), the security, everyone involved!

Running is our passion, it's something we love and believe in. This community is strong and loving and supportive always. Runners love to love and encourage each other and anyone we think we can suck into our love of running, so tonight we send out our love to Boston! We both hope to run Boston one day, now with even more conviction!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Trail Run

Lacey and I have many things in common, one is an obsessive fear of snakes! Yesterday Rhonda and I took to some trails that run right beside the Red River. It was a beautiful day and being back in the woods it was cool enough to be enjoyable! Rhonda shares our snake phobia, and insisted I run in front of her. No problem, I got this, right?!?

Y'all we are trucking, along chatting it up, enjoying the morning and I jump sky high! Pretty sure that I jumped and turned 180 degrees in one fluid motion, there was a HUGE!!!! HUGE!!! HUGE!!! Snake laid across the trail, and no sir, he was NOT dead! I'd say his diameter was equal with a mason jar and about 2 feet of him was stretched across the path and who knows how much more was coiled up behind that! We were screaming like middle school girls being caught rolling someone's house (not that that's ever happened to me)! We both spun around and ran faster possibly than we have ever run before, all the way out to the paved path!

While I'm still determined to tackle Hell's Hills, I'm quite a bit more nervous now! On our run yesterday we just sprinted back the way we had come in a hurry (fairly certain my HRM read 220), but during a half that won't be possible. I'm starting the prayers now that all snakes will be cleared from the trail before I spot them!

Run Happy y'all!

**image from google**

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Birthday Miles

So, not too terribly many years ago I would've celebrated another year with too much alcohol and food, and while I still had too much food this year, as Monday rolled around before my actual birthday, my thoughts were so different!! I thought--how can I challenge myself this week? How can I celebrate my new healthier lifestyle while also challenging myself to something new?

**LIGHTBULB** (Despicable Me reference)
34 miles!!! before the actual day, which is today. I actually in my mind allowed myself Sunday too, BUT I completed my 34th mile yesterday, so 34 miles in 5 days back to back! It's not something I'd recommend often, but as a personal challenge to myself I was proud to accomplish that! A few years ago I couldn't have run 34 miles in a month, much less 5 days.

Running has changed my life, it allows me to make new challenges for myself, be it a new distance, a speed goal, or even new terrain, it's freeing to watch myself accomplish things I never dreamed I could. It's one thing to grow up doing something and I'm super jealous of people who grew up runners and hope I can impart that on Sugar, but for me to start running in my late 20s it's an awesome feat! So this sweet goal was accomplished and my next mission is Hells Hills Trail Half in May.

I'm SUPER excited to be running Hell's Hills as our second race together with my co-writer and personal running coach, Lacey! Also running are her hubby, the ever speedy CA, and my super hardcore speedy friend, Rhonda, who pushed me to my fastest half marathon to date! Rhonda and I have a date with some trails tomorrow morning!

What's your next running goal? To get started? To run your first 5K, 10K? Let us know! We'd love to encourage you on your journey!!!

Run Happy Y'all!