not just a runner, but a DISTANCE runner….(how I became a runner part 5)

At the beginning of 2012, I decided to look beyond 5K races.  I had talked about doing a 10K several times in the past, and in April, Lawrence would host the Kansas Half Marathon/10K/5K.  I decided to do the 10K.  Then I looked at the website and noticed that people doing the half marathon would […]

Finding the right inspiration…(how i became a runner part 4)

2011 was a big year for my running.  Firstly, I quit smoking once and for all on New Years Day.  That had a big impact…initially it was a negative one, actually, but paid off in the long run.  I’d quit so many times before, for a variety of reasons, and it had never really worked. […]

it’s the shoes…. (how I became a runner part 3)

In January of 2010, I faced a pretty major challenge.  My business partnership, which had been struggling for a couple of months, finally came to an end, and I found myself alone in managing the Mac store.  I was fortunate to have a really good, well-trained staff, AND a husband who was more than happy […]