Running the Kentucky Ale Horse Capital Marathon was a biggie for me.  This is the race that finally got me qualified for the 50 States Marathon Club. I decided at the last minute that it was doable and I asked around to see if anyone would want to go…and bam someone wanted to go.  The dream became a reality and we road tripped to Kentucky. We stopped in Memphis on the way there which was about 8 hours in but I wanted to stop to show Lauren where I attended college.  No pictures of Ole Miss, which we probably should… View Post

Happy Marathon Monday!  Today is the Boston Marathon and every runner is glued to the television. I had to watch it on my iPad at work. One day I hope to run Boston but qualifying is not in my sights or anywhere attainable right now.  I’ll get there one day though.  Since it’s Marathon Monday, I thought it was only fitting that I share my race recap of the Garmin in The Land of Oz recap with you today! I traveled to Olathe, KS to run this marathon. The weather wasn’t forecasted to be the best and I was a… View Post

Happy Friday everyone!  I’m headed to Kansas to run the Garmin Land of Oz Marathon.  The weather doesn’t look like it’s going to cooperate but I’m still excited to check another state off my list.  Anyway, I’m getting back into the traveling and food toting spirit so I thought I would share with you the food I’m bringing along on this trip. I’m only going for two days but I still feel like I’m bringing a lot of food. I’m also trying not to spend too much money on food while I’m there. Eating in the airport is expensive and… View Post

Hey all.  This morning I hopped in the car to travel to Alabama because it’s Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend in Birmingham.  I love this city!  It has a special place in my heart. It’s really cold here though. It’s a big change from home. The day didn’t start off too well because I left at 4:00 am but I was up half the night because my stomach was bothering me. I couldn’t eat that much so breakfast was oatmeal and Quest Protein chips.  I received a box of these protein chips and Willie really loves them.  I was really excited to… View Post

This past weekend, I ran the Mississippi Blues Marathon in Jackson, MS.  This race made Runner’s World Best Marathons to run this year.  I was highly intrigued about this race making the list.  Jackson isn’t exactly the travel hot spot so I really wondered what the fuss was about.  I quickly learned but I’ll get to that later. This race was also the marathon maniac reunion race of 2015!  Last year the reunion race was The Louisiana Marathon, but I was just running my first marathon at that race.  It was exciting to be a Marathon Maniac this year and… View Post