As a brief recap, my running world has been great this year. I was accepted by Jenn Shelton for coaching last spring, and have thus gotten stronger and faster and more confident. After some months working together, we decided I was ready for a 50 miler. I chose Rocky. In January, I was accepted by … Continue reading Rocky Raccoon 50M Race Report – the race that never was
We are in a weird place in womanhood. We are all seeking to be a bastardized version of Wonder Woman, both strong and delicate, while simultaneously spewing insults and bravado about the unity of women. We create a pinterest-positive-persona with barnwood signs on our hearts that say, "strong women; may we know them, may we … Continue reading I see…
Just kidding! You should all know by now that I don't actually know useful science, in this capacity. However, if you'd like to discuss the deleterious effects of estrogen on the rat middle cerebral artery, or the systemic hypotensive effects of testosterone, I can totally hang. This post, however, will be mostly ridiculousness. What is … Continue reading Shoe Drop Questions Answered
Mission Tejas is a new race put on by my favorite race putters-onners, Trail Racing Over Texas. It is the third of their races I've signed up for, and the first I have finished. One day, I'll write about Satan's Ballsack Habanero Hundred, but for now, let's let that beast lie. Mission Tejas is located in … Continue reading Race Report: Mission Tejas 50K
This summer, I had the opportunity to review a pair of long shorts for InkNBurn. I had thoughts. Most of those were positive! Definitely will be buying more of these! Read on... INKnBURN is a company known for vibrant, fun patterns, and limited editions of items. Part of the appeal is their ever-rotating collections and … Continue reading InkNBurn Shorts Review
Have you ever heard of Jack Fruit? I've seen it online all over the place lately. It's huge and weird and exotic, and apparently the fancy new super food de jure. It looks like this: The exterior is prickly, and hard, in a weirdly artistic, mind-numbing, hypnotic sort of way. Upon first view, I assume … Continue reading Eating healthy, Trying to be an awesome mom, ALL THE FAILURE
My body is depleted after running under God's broiler, set on high. Texas' July sun has no friends - only weak underlings it enjoys frying like ants under a plastic magnifying lens from a $5 science kit. I am overcooked, only not-burnt thanks to my blankie of spf 80, the chosen armour of the gingers. … Continue reading An Ode to Taco Cabana Bean Tacos
What makes a real runner? We tell new runners that simply running makes one a runner. We tell them that pace and distance don't matter, that once they've gone left foot, right foot, repeat, that they are runners. Simultaneously, however, seasoned runners start making checklists for themselves on what is required to be a real … Continue reading Am I a real runner?
For the first time since our honeymoon (2009), we took a real vacation. Thanks to the Miller Family, we were able to spend SEVEN DAYS in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. For four flatlanders, this was a huge deal. I like to consider us a family of runners, including the 4 yr old, so a week … Continue reading Rocky Mountain High – a family vacation
Hey guys, I know I've been MIA. I've been doing this: I'll have all the stories for you soon! Until then, you can find me on Instagram @lisa_rr_marie and twitter @lisamperky Life is better shared!