Category Archive: Running

How to start running by conquering your fears (AKA Proof Kat reads too much Zen Habits based on the title of this post)

A while ago, a few blog readers asked me how I started running. I spent a long time typing up a blog post addressing that question but it didn’t resonate. I think it… Continue reading

RR: Marine Corps Marathon 2009

The 2009 MCM was my 9th marathon, my 7th since March. The goal of this race was yet another training run for JFK50 (total training races: 2 marathons and 2 ultras), but after… Continue reading

RR: Bawlmer (Baltimore) Marathon 2009, Hon.

  Background: The 2004 Baltimore half-marathon was my first-ever distance beyond 10K. I had a miserable race and crossed the finish line proclaiming to my support crew that I would never run again.… Continue reading

RR: Youngstown Ultra Trail Classic

I signed up for the Youngstown Ultra Trail Classic 50K as part of my training for JFK. It’s crazy to think that three months ago I wasn’t sure if I could run a… Continue reading

RR: Run Around the Square 2009

  Pre-Race I love this race. Half the reason I love this race is that it’s a trail 5K in a community that rallies around the run, and the other half is because… Continue reading

RR: Drake Well Marathon

  Pre-Race   I signed up for this race because it was two hours away, Dane, my friend and the RD, added a race day packet pick-up (thanks, Dane!), and I like taking… Continue reading

RR: Pittsburgh Triathlon

When I started this blog, I said I’d post the good, bad and ugly. This is the ugly. Pre-Race In 2007 my New Year’s resolution was to either do a triathlon or run… Continue reading

RR: Annie’s Run

  Pre-Race On Wednesday I run into Lucas, a new friend I recently met at a coffee shop, who is also running JFK. He’s a 6 time Ironman and a 6 time marathoner… Continue reading

JFK 50

  So running has taken me some crazy places (like Antarctica for starters). Running hasn’t just taken me far geographically, it’s also taken me far in terms of pushing my phsyical and mental… Continue reading

RR: Laurel Highlands 50K

Signing Up I’m not sure why I signed up. I spoke with Toby and a few other friends who run Ultras and the general advice I received was 1) train in similar conditions… Continue reading