Iron Girl Half Marathon: Hellish Hills

10 Things I am now in possession of: A new Half Marathon PR (2:01:48) A new medal A blister the size of Brazil on the ball of my left foot A toenail on my left foot that may not survive the night A nagging pain in my left knee that may be related to #3 [...]

Ready or Not, Here I Run

Thank you so, so very much for your kind words about my 5-year wedding anniversary. It was such a deliciously wonderful experience to look back at that day — from the single tear I had to wipe away when I first saw Lucas to the hysterical shots of my parents movin’ and groovin’ on the [...]

I am an Iron Girl (Or Will Be Soon!)


It started so innocently — I decided to come clean with my bi-polar relationship with running. I figured…well, now it’s out there and the pressure is off. Then came this sweet but oh-so-devious email: I came across your blog this afternoon and haven’t been doing anything but reading posts since I got there. There are [...]

Winter Park Road Race (Distance Dare)

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(P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BABY BROTHER!) Can you say Dom-Dom-Dom-Dom…DOMS? Yes, I have serious Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness after a blisteringly fast (for me) double distance race on Saturday (followed by 90 minutes of Dance Trance). And I couldn’t be happier. (Bad iPhone photo) I signed up for this race: because it offered a [...]

Half Marathon Training: Embracing Intervals

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There’s this funny moment in the Plyometrics workout of P90X (see my review here) where Tony Horton is leading the group in air-born Heisman moves and he says “STOP…and then GO.” It always gives me the giggles, because it’s such a weird thing to say in the middle of a workout. But this week, I [...]

My Half Marathon Training Plan

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(I’m doing quite a bit of blog tweaking, especially on the main index page of Excuse the dust, and click through if you’d like to see some of the changes in action! I’m trying to create a better experience for someone who is just coming to my website, so they’re not overwhelmed by three [...]