Running Mackinac Island

The waves rock with cheers from the crowd and my stomach flips. The ferry attendant circles us with barf bags to the echoed sounds of their laughter. My nerves are uneasy as I close my eyes to tune out the distractions while reflecting on my journey. It has been a year since my last race […]

Read More

Running Local Trails in the Land of Alligators

My return to Naples, Florida in early July coincided with the beginning of a new training plan to regain my endurance for running a half marathon. This trip gave us the opportunity to visit Derek’s parents while on vacation for a few days over the Independence holiday. I also learned to rediscover my will to […]

Read More

Ready for a Comeback

Everyone needs little victories. Race morning, I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to run the 5K being just three days out from my stomach virus. The week before had been one of my slowest times in the 5K and I didn’t want a repeat performance. On the drive to the Shipshewana Mayfest 5K, I started psyching […]

Read More

Running with a Seasoned Marathoner 

The race announcer counted down the seconds until the start as the runners beside me slowly moved closer to the line at the Glass City Half Marathon in Toledo, Ohio. Every runner comes to a race with a story and a goal in mind. My mindset before this week was filled with cloudiness and uncertainty […]

Read More

Running Sarah Strong 2017

In just under a week, the forecast had turned from sunny days running in shorts with high 50’s to the snowy return of winter with cold blasts of wind in mid-20 degree weather. I hate to admit it, but I was not looking forward to racing a 10K in that kind of cold. I trusted my […]

Read More

Running the New Year from the Jagers

This is the 3rd  year of my running journey with Ashley and we look forward to a healthy 2017. The start of 2017 started with a promotion at work and more responsibility with the IT (Validation) Life Science consulting company. My routine in prior years will change drastically with being on the road more this […]

Read More

Chicago Marathon Water Stop

The October sun glows behind a blur of runners streaming past outstretched Gatorade cups whilst a cool breeze carries them through our water stop. It doesn’t matter that we slept for two hours, carpooled at 3:00 am or waited in anticipation for the event to begin. At this moment when the 40,400 runners and wheelchair athletes charge […]

Read More