February 24, 2018 – Flatlander’s Canyon Crash

  Trail Runs – gotta love ’em.  If you didn’t, there’s no way a rational and sane person would get up at 4:15 am and drive three hours to do one.  And we’ve done this one three times now. It’s always reassuring when you have friends at a race, and this was no exception. Deborah and Kenny, who run with us at home, were there.  And our friend Chris was there with the Good Life City Runners from Albany.  The GLCR also provided support for the aid stations. It’s impossible to compare one trail to another.  For that matter, it’s … Continue reading February 24, 2018 – Flatlander’s Canyon Crash

January 20, 2018 – Run 4 Missions

I’ve reached a milestone – race #100! Run 4 Missions benefits the Valdosta State University Baptist Collegiate Ministries.  This is our 4th year participating in the event, and I ran my best time yet.  Turnout for the race is always good, and this year was no exception.  93 people crossed the finish line, after winding their way through the neighborhoods around the university. Last year I finished in 1:02:05, and I set a goal of finishing at 50:00 or better.  My times have been steadily getting better over the last six months and I was hopeful that I could shave … Continue reading January 20, 2018 – Run 4 Missions

January 27, 2018 – Chehaw Challenge 10 Mile Trail Run

You know the expression “I had my butt handed to me?” This was the race that handed my butt to me. As I stumbled alone through the forest, the snark grew strong and I knew it was more than Facebook could stand.  It kept me going as I feared all was lost and I would die alone in the woods, eaten by a band of rabid armadillos.   In my delirium I hatched a plan to start a blog and dominate the running world.  Or, you know, have a handful of my friends read it and not think I had lost … Continue reading January 27, 2018 – Chehaw Challenge 10 Mile Trail Run

January 13, 2018 – Resolution Run 5K

Our first “official” run of 2018! The Resolution Run 5K benefits the Boys & Girls Club.  We ran it last year, and my finish time was 51:10.  A year later, having lost 37 lbs., I hoped to run it a little faster.  And I did. It was COLD. Snot-freezing, finger-numbing cold.  The kind of cold that makes you question your sanity for getting up before the sun to run in it.  And yet we do. Week after crazy week. This was my 99th race!  It seems like a few weeks ago I was wading through knee-deep water in my first … Continue reading January 13, 2018 – Resolution Run 5K