Did not finish or did not fail?

Sometimes, wanting something isn't quite enough. I work in education and we teach our students that it is okay to fail -- that failure is a learning process. As I work through swirling emotions regarding my marathon attempt last Saturday, I am trying to remember those things. It was definitely a learning opportunity. I tried... Continue Reading →

Last place finisher’s words of wisdom

Some races just aren’t your day. Saturday’s Rodes City Run wasn’t mine. But it was Asia Ford’s. Ford, 35, was in last place. Some 6,300 other runners and walkers were ahead of her. Behind her, just the vehicles noting the end of participants. Not the place you want to be. But for Ford, being there at all was enough. Ford... Continue Reading →

Anthem 5k race report/review

Ah, the Anthem 5k — the annual rust-busting 5k for Louisville’s competitive runners and the first-ever 5k for thousands of others. This year, the race attrached some 5,458 runners and walkers despite the city getting a foot of snow a few days before and with cold temperatures in the mid-20s at race time. Anthem is the... Continue Reading →

Louisville’s Triple Crown of Running

January. The start of a new year and, for many of us, the start of a new racing "season." January is the month many of us start getting back into training, after coasting through the holiday season. In Louisville, the combination of New Year's resolutions and the Triple Crown race series serves as an impetus... Continue Reading →

2014: By The Numbers

This was one of those years that just flew by. It was the year I got married, turned 30, and finally got my running groove back. A year ago, I didn't think I'd ever be as fast as I was in 2010, when I PR'd in the marathon and promptly had to stop running due... Continue Reading →

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