admissions: on cupcakes and training

Last Friday as I was gathering up Zoe’s lunch and jacket and urging her to get her shoes on and trying to locate her water bottle that’s always missing, I stopped in the middle of the living room and groaned. Dammit. What’s wrong? Christian asked. And I explained that since Sunday was Zoe’s birthday, today would […]

grumpy running. now with more swearing!

Saturday night I went to bed all grumpy because I knew that even though Sunday was my sleep in day, I would eventually have to get up and run 6 miles. And I was not excited about running 6 miles. I feel really apathetic this time around. The good thing about training for a second […]

how NOT to run with your iPhone

This weekend was overcast and cold – like two pairs of pants cold. Saturday we had soccer and a fire in the fireplace and napping, so Sunday I decided I had better go for a run to get my muscles going and work off some of the Christmas-wrapped Hershey Kisses I downed, cold, misty weather be […]

How to rock your 1st half marathon

In case you haven’t been keeping up with my obnoxious running updates, I completed my first half marathon in March. Then I turned around and ran a 10k the first week of April. So obviously I’m an expert now in all the running things. Or I learned a lot by trial and error and wanted […]

Zooma Texas Half Marathon Recap: Battling my demons to the end

As I go through my daily activities this week, I sometimes stop and think I can’t believe I ran a half marathon a few days ago. I did it. I DID it. I did it. Being someone who commits to things almost to a fault, I’m not as surprised by the fact that I did it […]

See you at the finish line

It’s Friday, almost 1 p.m. This time Saturday I’ll be a certified half marathon finisher. I hope. I’m going through my usual pre-event ritual involving anxiety, crabbiness, and apparent apathy towards all things race related. I think I need to pack a bag since I’m spending the night. I should probably coordinate with my fellow […]

Oh hey, 11 miles, YOU SUCK

I skipped my run today. I didn’t mean to. I didn’t sleep well the night before, with a three year old kicking me for most of the wee morning hours. The big girls started their day arguing about a lost baby bunny. I usually try to turn on some Sesame Street for them so I […]

Good runs, bad runs, and the ZOOMA Personal Best Program

So I think the last time I wrote about my ZOOMA Half Marathon training progress, I was a little discouraged, no? Well you all, including my fellow ambassadors, were all so nice and encouraging and group huggy, and it just warmed my cold, black, blergy heart. And you know what? I haven’t really had a […]

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