Advice From My Besties, Adam and Tim

Hello from Duluth! Full report later, but I wanted to take the advice of my BFF's Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano, authors of Running the Edge, and pop on the blog and make my race goal public.  (Remember Adam and Tim, two of my biggest fans, who commented once on my blog only because I …

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Grandma’s Marathon 2011 Race Report

Finisher's Shirt and Medal - 35 years of Grandma's The other swag because it was 35th year - we got a free water bottle and AWESOME backpack thingy with zipper pouch The Details: Chip Time:  4:14:42 Avg Pace: 9:44 OA place:  3387 out of 6333 Female:  1098 out of 2678 Age group (F35-39): 181 out …

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Uggggg: 4:14:xx

The quick story: Done with #7. So frustrating to have good training cycle and not-so-good race. Right where I wanted to be at 8:30 pace through mile 11. Then just before mile 12 a cramping/tweak issue of my right quad (I have to look at my race report from Little Rock - I'm pretty sure …

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Grandma’s Marathon festivities!

Today was a great day in Duluth!  Fun car ride up with the kids (and friend), quality time with the kids and my mom at lunch and the Expo, then relaxing/race prep at the hotel, followed by dinner with my Girls 10 friend Shelly and her family (her husband is trying to BQ with a …

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Grandma’s Goals (and outfit)!

In case you are spectating or running Grandma's and looking for me, I'll be in green and black, with a touch of my signature pink (of course!) in the shorts and on my head! There is also runner tracking available until Friday night at 9:00 p.m. (though in the past I think the text/email tracking …

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Rainbow Sprinkles, anyone?

Is it just me, or is everything better with rainbow sprinkles on it?  Rainbow sprinkles make me happy.  And they make everything taste that much more delicious. Remember this weekend when I said I was just plain excited and not nervous about Grandma's?  Well now I'm nervous.  Not about anything specific.  I just have had …

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