Showing posts from May, 2019

Ultra and Trail running made known to me!

One of the things I love the most about running is how it gives me the ability to put my worries in a jar on the shelf, and wait to deal with them when I return.  This time of the year is always exciting as the kids are finishing up with school, summer temperatures invite outdoor activities, baseball is in the air, and getting out for a run doesn't require 10 extra pounds of cold weather running gear.

If you've been following me you know that I just recently finished the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in April.  This one touches my heart and you can read more about why in my previous blog post.  In addition, I was able to help fund-raise $1500 for my sons club baseball team!  What an amazing event that was.
Now with the summer in full swing and the mountains calling, one of my dear friends registered for the Jemez Mountain 50 Mile Trail Run.  Now let me tell you... I LOVE to run, and really, I'll run anywhere, but I typically plan …

Run To Remember

The road ahead has many miles, races, time, and love.  My registration for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon went in months ago.  I had the opportunity to run this half marathon race a couple years back and it has resonated with me as one of the most heartfelt and emotionally intense runs I've done.

Many people my age and older recall the tragic day when the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed in downtown Oklahoma City.  This occurred on April 19, 1995.  I was in 7th grade and I recall being in my teachers class room for lunch and she was talking on the phone.  Clearly she was in shock by the information she was receiving about the bombing.  We had TVs in our classrooms and she later put on the news which gave us the general information.  My tender age didn't quite wrap my head around it all.  I proceeded with my day and later went home.

It wasn't until my mom approached me when I got home in a very cautious, almost frightened tone.  She began by asking if I had…