James Eunice Legacy 5K – April 14, 2018

Has it really been three weeks since the half marathon?  Time flies when it’s spring break and you decide to paint every room in your house.  And then get sick.  Good times, you guys.  Good times. This weekend’s 5K was a fundraiser for the James Eunice Charity Fund, created in 2011 by John and TammyContinue reading “James Eunice Legacy 5K – April 14, 2018”

Tomoka Half Marathon – March 24, 2018

Who decides, out of nowhere, to run 13.1 miles for fun? Normal people don’t do that.  I know, because I used to be normal.  I would see people all hot and sweaty, running through town in the middle of summer.  In the rain.  In the cold.  In the dark. Normal people would be at home,Continue reading “Tomoka Half Marathon – March 24, 2018”

Don’t Run With Scissors 5K – March 17, 2018

Mom always said don’t play ball in the house.  Wait.  That was the mom from The Brady Bunch.  But I’m sure at some point, knowing my mum, she said not to run with scissors.  Until a few years ago I didn’t run at all, much less with scissors.  Ah, the good old days. We’ve done thisContinue reading “Don’t Run With Scissors 5K – March 17, 2018”

March 10, 2018 – Gate River Run 15K

A couple of weekends ago we did a little run in Jacksonville.  Nothing big, just 15K.  A few people were there with us.  You may have heard of it – the Gate River Run.  Twelve thousand or so of our closest friends and a 9.3 mile street party.  You want a mimosa at 8:45am?  MileContinue reading “March 10, 2018 – Gate River Run 15K”

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. DeborahContinue 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 windingContinue 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 wouldContinue 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 coldContinue reading “January 13, 2018 – Resolution Run 5K”

Where It All Started

My New Year’s resolution in 2014 was to get healthy.  Revolutionary, right? I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, and finished my last radiation treatment in October of that year. Walking the fifty yards from the parking lot to my office was exhausting and I seriously considered asking my doctor if I qualified forContinue reading “Where It All Started”