Posts Tagged“Katie Barkdoll”

Don’t you hate it when you are out for a long run and you are taken prisoner by Imperial Storm Troopers?  Oh, and a nasty little Jawa? Okay, so maybe it didn’t happen like that. But I digress… It just seems like the weirdest things seem to happen to me when I am out on a long run. Which, of course, is why I always return. I guess you are just bound to find insanity or inspiration out there. Somewhere. I’ve developed some intense friendships out on the pavement. We talk about everything out on the road. And we experience…

During the countless hours Jen and I spent training for this marathon, we grabbled with question “why?” Why are we doing this? We kicked around the standard clichés and theories, but never really got to the answer. I think we just forgot. After finishing the marathon on Sunday, I remembered. Actually, it was around mile 25.75, it hit me so hard I almost forgot to breathe. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Everyone knows to complete 26.2 miles you need to train. Long runs, tempo runs, speed work. Blah, blah, blah. To enjoy running 26.2 miles, you need friends. And,…