• Mapless Adventures

    A Runner’s Log: Marathon Edition

    Wow oh wow those words still feel strange to say or type- I am a MARATHONER!!! I cannot believe I ran and finished a marathon. But this race report really doesn’t mean anything unless we start at the beginning, and no I don’t mean back to 2009 when I ran my first (untrained for) half marathon. Let’s start with the decision… It was a rainy May afternoon…JK. It was in May, but I don’t remember the weather,  when I decided that I just needed to bite the bullet and register. Since I joined Seattle Green Lake Running Group, it’s kind of been on the back of my mind, that one…

  • Mapless Adventures

    A Runner’s Log: Ragnar NWP Worst Pace Scenarios

    When I started running with Seattle Green Lake Running Group back in 2014, I honestly had no idea what my life would become. The amount of great friends and lifetime of memories that have came from this group are limitless, but this particular weekend topped my list- Ragnar Northwest Passage weekend. Do you know what Ragnar Relay is? Well, let me explain. Ragnar is an overnight 2000ish running relay consisting of 12 team members broken into two separate vans. Each runner runs 3 legs ranging from 2-13 miles per leg totaling approximately 10-24 miles over the course of 24-36 hours (depending on how long it takes your team). I was…

  • Family

    Daddy-Daughter Adventure #3

    If you would have asked me that when I agreed to go on the back of my dad’s Harley Davidson cycle, we’d continue that tradition, I probably would have laughed. I never thought that we’d be blessed with opportunity after opportunity to spend quality time together. This adventure however kept me at home as my dad decided that since mom was in Nashville, TN, he’d venture to the PNW to visit me! It was a quick weekend but it was packed full of fun and adventure. It started with a jog around my favorite location, Green Lake, which is also where I spend majority of my time with my running group,…

  • Mapless Adventures

    A Runner’s Log: From Injury to Completing 13.1 Miles

    When I came home from Mexico in April, I knew things were going to change. Mostly because over Christmas 2013, I decided it was time to sign up for another half marathon (read about it here), which was planned for June. I was doing some running before Mexico and continued to train through the half marathon but what I wasn’t expecting was to actually enjoy/fall in love with it. I ended up signing up for ANOTHER half marathon that was scheduled for end of October and ran 2 more 5Ks between August and October. I use to hate running and these races kept me going…until one fateful weekend. It was…

  • Seattle Rock n Roll Half Marathon
    Fitness,  Lifestyle

    A Runner’s Log: Seattle Rock’N’Roll Half Marathon

    In January 2013, I signed up for the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon. It was a great idea at the time, except I didn’t know what the No Regrets Contest Win would result in. When I found out the exact detail of my Contiki Mexico Adventure, I realized that the timing would run right at the beginning of my 12-week training program. I wasn’t sure what my training would look like after my return. In December 2013, I started working hard to get into better shape and loose some weight.  Prior to Mexico, I was able to run 4-5 miles easily, but my fear was all that hard work would be…