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Nov
15

Leadwomen – Life outside of training in March

      The eve-ventures still had to continue somehow!  We hadn’t been doing as many fun family outings!  Or, they all revolved around training and racing.  So off to Fort Worth Botanical Gardens Lantern Festival we went.  On a school night! I had my last dress fitting and that was that!  I paid someone for the first time to clean up my yard.  That was sooooo hard for me!...
Nov
15

Leadwoman – Life outside of training in February

Wedding planning was in full swing.  As a matter of fact, I had procrastinated to the point where I could not order a dress from any of the stores.  But, I found the most amazing lady who was going to make my dress.  And it wasn’t even going to cost a fraction of what I was expecting.  Huge stress relief.  I found a store where we could rent the girls’ dresses and they had a blast trying...
Nov
12

Leadwoman – March 2019

In March, I ran ~172 miles and rode ~320 miles.  This was starting to get time consuming.  Since LP works on Saturdays so I had to drag the girls with me to Saturday races and/or let them run/ride with me at the end of training sessions.  This turned into them camping for the first time, helping hand out medals at races and doing their first trail race which they looked forward to.  I’d never run...
Nov
12

Leadwoman – February 2019

In February, I ran ~143 miles and rode ~240 miles.  So many people were so encouraging.  By now, I was letting it leak a little bit what I had signed up for. But, it depended on who asked.  If a runner asked, I just told them I was training for Leadville 100.  If a cyclist asked, I would say Leadville 100 MTB.  It was a pain to explain the whole series and quite frankly, most people didn’t...
Nov
12

Leadwoman – Cowtown Marathon (2/24/19)

The week going into Cowtown was rough!  Madison made me do a recovery ride that Wednesday instead of what was on my schedule because I was just done.  The last minute massage from Cyril helped! Cowtown Marathon itself was so much fun for me!  I took my phone and had no expectations.  I ran some pretty solid splits and thankfully just stayed with Amy Clark most of the time (she was the pacer for the...
Sep
27

Leadwoman – the training schedule

I wrote my own schedule to begin with.  I absolutely HAVE to plan ahead.  I was teaching at TCU Spring semester.  I had to consider that LP started a new job and the girls schedules.  I needed to know, generally speaking, what my life was going to look like training and racing over the coming months.  I had coaches Gary Anderson, Madison Flowers and Steve Blackmon look at it.  None of them seemed to...
Sep
27

Leadwoman – training indoors

  Since I had been considering Leadwoman and the need to get better riding MTB, I knew I would have to do some training indoors through the winter and not wait until April when the weather was better like I pretty much did last time.  As I mentioned before, I had reached out to Madison Flowers in October to train at his studio, otherwise known as ‘The Cave.”  I’m not sure why they...
Sep
27

Leadwoman – Ragnar Tampa (12/8/18) and the official sign up

Ragnar came and went.  I had almost ran a marathon by the end of that weekend.  I got more practice running while sleep deprived and running at night with headlamps.  I met a great group of women that were so supportive of each other.  And my two besties were there too!  I mentioned to them I was still thinking about signing up for Leadwoman because the sign up was soon.  I even tried to recruit one...
Sep
26

Leadwoman – signed up for Cowtown marathon training

For Ragnar, I was going to run 4 legs (because we had one runner drop) between 4-7 miles each.  My legs were going to be around 1 p.m., 9 p.m., 4 a.m. and 11 a.m.  I needed to get my butt in gear.  So, I joined FWRUNCO’s Cowtown marathon training with Tamara Ogle and Gary Anderson heading it up.  I started with coach Jack in the 10-10:30 pace group and met a great group of new friends and some old...
Sep
26

Leadwoman – turned 40 and lost my dad

Back to 2016…my dad had landed in the hospital for a surgery in Houston that just didn’t go as planned.  He really never recovered.  Over the next 3 years, he became sicker and eventually passed away in December of 2018. I can remember when he was in the hospital in 2016 talking about my training for Leadville.  I don’t know if he ever quite understood why I did what I did.  But, he was...
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