Staring at the Start Line

Tomorrow morning is Day 1 of marathon training. I’m staring at the start line of a new chapter that I know will transform me. Marathon training has a way of stirring my soul. Every marathon has a story. I can’t wait to run my way through this one.  New York City Marathon Prologue: The DayContinue reading “Staring at the Start Line”

Shamrock Half Marathon 2015

“Courage, Dear Heart.” ~C.S. Lewis A week ago I crossed the finish line of the Newport News Marathon 8k. Over the five hilly miles, my head quickly tried to play its old tricks. By mile two I found myself thinking old thoughts of “I can’t” and “it’s too hard”. As quickly as they came, IContinue reading “Shamrock Half Marathon 2015”

40 Day Goals: Say Yes!

  This image showed up in my newsfeed a few weeks ago. It instantly took me back nearly four years when this blog was born. Breath of Sunshine was born from a set of 40 day goals. After being inspired by one of the first blogs I had ever read, I followed in her footsteps. I setContinue reading “40 Day Goals: Say Yes!”

Like the Sun she Shines, Running Edition

Life reflects running. Running reflects life. I’m not sure who stared at who first, but either way, running and life are always a perfect reflection of each other. Just as soon as I identified the ego that had creeped into my daily life, I had a great afternoon run to remind me that there is noContinue reading “Like the Sun she Shines, Running Edition”

Race Day Thoughts – Crawlin Crab Half Marathon

On Sunday, I will be running the Crawlin Crab Half Marathon.  It’s been a while since I’ve raced. A lot has happened since I ran the Country Music Half Marathon back in April. I’ve spent majority of the summer injured. I’ve been working with my running coach. I’ve been getting stronger and faster. While training hasContinue reading “Race Day Thoughts – Crawlin Crab Half Marathon”