I’m not training for a specific race right now. I did the BMW Dallas Half Marathon in December after weeks of training and fears that there was no way my dizzy head could handle the grind of 13 miles.
I busted out my Lumo tracker a few days ago because I feel like my running form has been all off. Ever since taking a (short) break after the BMW Dallas Half Marathon, I’ve been dealing with neck and shoulder pain after I run, which typically points to a problem with my form.
A few weeks ago I watched a movie called, “Remember the Goal.” The acting was less than stellar, but the movie followed a Christian girls’ cross country team’s chase for a state championship.
A new coach shows up to train the girls and her tactics seem to go against everything the team knows about training. She advises slow, easy runs instead of hard efforts, and a few of the girls get upset and then the parents call for her firing, and there’s some drama in there.
I love racing. Even if it's just a community 5K, I love getting out there and standing at the starting line with bouncy, nervous runners. I'm a mid-pack runner, but I'm always out there to push myself on the course and have a good time.
So that's why I'm so stoked to be a BibRave Pro. It means I'll be racing and giving all the grit and glam that goes along in a race.
If you're curious what that looks like, check out BibRave.com.
And yes, I'm an Aggie and yes, I'll be rocking some bright orange gear at races, but I think it'll be OK.
What races are on your calendar?
Every year since we've been married, the husband and I have put together silly Christmas cards for our friends and family. We use props. We buy costumes sometimes. It's serious business.
Here's a look at our past cards.