running 2 – don’t play with the wildlife

No, I didn’t actually encounter an R.O.U.S. Yes, a very stealthy armadillo snuck up on me. No, I wasn’t wearing earbuds. I have no clue how I didn’t see this dude coming. I don’t really want either one within 7.4 feet of me. Ever. One will eat you; the other will give you leprosy. Evil. P.S. I still haven’t seen The Princess Bride all the way through. Continue reading running 2 – don’t play with the wildlife

running 1 – wave

As I train for my second half marathon(!!!), I figured it would be fun to blog some of my crazy adventures. Thus, the idea for this “running etiquette” series. (Each post in this series is listed numerically. However, this number system should not imply order of importance. I’m merely posting these as I come across them. I’m fairly positive there will be a large portion of sincerity in each post, but do realize I cannot help but throw in some humor and sarcasm. Running involves people; therefore, these posts are bound to include some humor. :)) No. 1 – Wave … Continue reading running 1 – wave

when I run, I feel His pleasure

One of my favorite movies to watch when I was growing up was Chariots of Fire. And one of my favorite hobbies and sports is running. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that my hero is Eric Liddell. Eric is best known for being an Olympic runner, specifically in the 1924 Paris Olympics. He is often referred to as the “Flying Scotsman.” (My family heritage on my mother’s side is Scottish. Yet one more reason to appreciate this incredible athlete and strong man of God.) Eric was born and raised in China by his missionary parents. After college and his Olympic … Continue reading when I run, I feel His pleasure

FW Zoo Run 10k: prep mode

Here it comes. The Fort Worth Zoo Run Timed 10k! (Incidentally, I’m really hoping we can do a local Michael Scott’s Dunder Mifflin Scranton Meredith Palmer Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Race For The Cure someday soon.) How am I preparing for my 2nd 10k…which starts at 7AM? (yeah…AM, not PM. on a Saturday…. I’m crazy.) Panic. (kidding…sort of) Sleep. Eat. Practice run tomorrow. Playlist creation. (I’m in a 60s & 70s mood this week. Pretty sure I’m gonna add The Mamas and the Papas & ABBA to my 10k playlist. *born in the wrong decade*) Life evaluation. … Continue reading FW Zoo Run 10k: prep mode