New Kicks

I got some new shoes today.  I’m not real sure I know what I’m doing. These are my old shoes: I got them last fall and initially used them for walking.  I had just read the book Born To Run and was interested in the minimalist movement.  I walked all over DisneyWorld in them.  I’ve ...

More gear!

Oh this running stuff is starting to add up….and I keep wanting more! We had a gear clinic the other week for Team in Training.  What!?  More stuff I need? Body glide – for chafing.   I don’t really think I need to say more than that.  I don’t have any personal experience with it ...

My first 10k!

This morning I ran my first 10k!  A group of us from work participated in a charity run.  4 of us did the 10k and 3 did a 3k. It was a chilly start for the 1st day of June in Nebraska.  I was cold to start, but quickly warmed up and shed my jacket. ...

Connor

Connor
Who is Connor and why do I run for him?  During treatment photo. Connor is my cousin’s son. He has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). He is only 4 years old. He is over a year into his treatment now. His prognosis is good but he still has to undergo 2 more years of treatment.  More ...

Running with the kids

Last night my husband and I packed up our 2 kids and dog to run ‘together’ at the park.  It takes a few minutes to get there, but it has a great trail and beautiful scenery.    The kids were to ride their bikes while we ran. We ended up splitting up and going in ...

First Group Training

Yesterday I had my first group training run! I always get a little nervous going into new situations, especially when I don’t know anyone.  My partner for Team Connor was out of town, so was not participating in the group run. But my nerves didn’t last long.  I met with one other participant, our mentor, ...

Initial Running Gear

They say all you need to run is a decent pair of running shoes.  That may be true…but it can be a lot more enjoyable with a little gear. I’ve never really been a runner.  I’ve done one 5k and a Warrior Dash.  I loved the Warrior Dash and would totally do it again!  But ...