Tag: Running

Heart Breaker Half Marathon Medal Portland Oregon 2019

Heart Breaker Half Marathon (Portland, OR): Race Review

Y’all know I usually complain about hilly courses (see races in Pomona, Hotlanta, etc.). Given how few races out there are especially flat, you’d think I’d be over it by now. Maybe once I actually live somewhere again I’ll start training on hills and become less of a wuss. It would certainly make me sound less curmudgeonly in most of these reviews. BUT! You guys. Today, I ran the hilliest race of my life, and I loved it. Loved it! (I’m actually writing this on race day for once, and it’s possible I’m still a little high on adrenaline, caffeine, and sugar… but still. It was awesome.) Continue reading “Heart Breaker Half Marathon (Portland, OR): Race Review”

Pomona Holiday Half Marathon & 5K Ugly Sweater Run Snowflake Medal

Holiday Half Marathon & Ugly Sweater 5k (Pomona, CA): Race Review

When I’m puttering around the Internet, planning out my upcoming races (which is a fair bit of the time), my decisions start with looking at a calendar and a map. (Running in the USA‘s map view changed my life!!) Then, once I find a suitable candidate, I google the medal. And yes, I have 100% vetoed potential races because they had crappy medals. I want the evidence of my triumph over sanity to sparkle! Continue reading “Holiday Half Marathon & Ugly Sweater 5k (Pomona, CA): Race Review”

Spinx Run Fest Half Marathon: Race Review

I’ve waited a while to write this… both because life is a bit chaotic at present, and because I can’t stop thinking “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” And I’m honestly having a very hard time thinking of anything nice to say. But I’m running another half tomorrow, so I should probably get this over with. Shake it off, as Taylor would say, so I can start fresh. Continue reading “Spinx Run Fest Half Marathon: Race Review”

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Finding Motivation to Run in Cruddy Weather (Hot or Cold)

This post is rather belated given that (in theory) my least favorite running season is finally coming to an end. I wish the weather forecast would get the memo, though. It’s Fall, for pity’s sake. It has been Fall for almost two weeks! But this weekend’s 11 mile run in 75°, 90% humidity was brutal. In practice, South Carolina is still clinging to summer. Continue reading “Finding Motivation to Run in Cruddy Weather (Hot or Cold)”