2014 Boston Marathon Race Recap

Chill out on the first 5 miles. First run in these brand new shoes. Enjoy the madness. Salty face. Side stitch. GUs every 5. Thank God for vasoline on a stick. Timing mats – Hey Guys! Sun burn. Dead watch. Trust your legs.┬áCount down the Newton Hills. I’m running my dream marathon. Right on Hereford,…

Race Recap: 2014 Shamrock Run

To give the legs a good tune up before Boston, Weez and I ran Portland’s Shamrock Run 15k last weekend (March 16, 2014) and LOVED IT. We decided to run to the start from Hillsboro (we like to do that kinda thing). The first 8 miles were lovely, seeing as it was 4 o’clock in…

Race Recap: 2013 Silver Falls Trail Marathon

This has got to be, by far, my favorite marathon I’ve ever run. It was so unassumingly simple. No pomp and circumstance. No special swag.┬áJust outrageously gorgeous trails. I’ve never run on such beautiful trails in my life. Oregon, you’ve won me over in those 4+ hours in the Silver Falls State Park. SFSP is…

Race Recap: 2013 GTIS Half Marathon

For Weez’s last hurrah in the mountains and my birthday weekend celebration, we ran the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon, then met up with some friends for a backpacking trip. Both were totally great and boy am I sore! The race is a point-to-point that starts at ~8500ft elevation in Georgetown and runs along…