Half Crazy Hamster

Lets run 33 hills! It will be fun!

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Yes, I said this, and I will say it again! That is exactly what we did with the Run The Bluegrass (RTB) Half marathon in Lexington Kentucky!  Dubbed “America’s Prettiest Half Marathon” and set up with the backdrop of Kentucky Horse Country, it was one race I will never forget! I first heard about this […]

Hamster Adventures

Get out and explore your backyard!

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Ok, maybe not literally in your backyard, but GET OUTSIDE!   Explore areas of your own hometown! Whether you live in the middle of a city, in the quiet country side or somewhere in between, there are always new places to explore! Yesterday, I knew that I needed to get outside and enjoy the unusually […]

Personal Growth

Running and the mind games we play with ourselves

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Being positive doesn’t mean ignoring the negative….  being positive means overcoming the negative Ask any runner and then will tell you, some runs are better than others.  Some days you feel like you can keep going all day, when other days, just getting a mile in is a chore.  2 Miles one day feels like […]

Training

Climbed Multnomah Falls, never left my house

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Today marks day 16 of the #ffholidaychallenge.  Between Thanksgiving and New Years, the goal is to move for at least 30 minutes, each and every day.  Do what you like, do what moves you.  just move. As I was sitting here today, I struggled.  I didn’t want to go outside (it was cold and going […]

Hamster Races

Warrior Dash 2016, a family affair!

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5 years ago when I did my first Warrior Dash, it was with a group of friends and a bunch of their friends. Each year, my husband joined me on the adventure, but it was not until 2013 that he actually joined the fun. He wasn’t planning on participating but after a friend of mine […]

Half Crazy Hamster

Race around the lake, Take 2

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Victory is having done your best.  If you’ve done your best, you have won – Bill Bowerman, Coach At some point in your life, you will have that one day, one event or one challenge that, for whatever reason, you really wonder how it could have been different if something had happened differently.   Sometimes, no […]

Training

What was I thinking? Have I lost my mind?

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As I sit here tonight, running through lists in my head, I can’t help bu wonder if I have gone completely crazy! Last winter I saw a post on Facebook for a local run.  Once that I had never even thought about running in the past, it was one of those races that only the […]