Torture Report: Inspiration Received and Not Found

(G): You never know where inspiration will come from when you need it the most. This weekend, I got a healthy dose from my friend, Cassie. She is a badass triathlete and this weekend she completed the Chattanooga Ironman. Let’s be clear people this is not a sprint triathlon. This is a 2.4-mile swim, a…

Torture Report: Hog Tied & Unstoppable, Sorta

(L): G has let up on the running, thankfully, but now she is on my butt to eat clean and work hard. If it’s not one thing it’s another. I told her that I lost 7 pounds. That did nothing to derail her. It’s probably because she knows it’s just the stress I have been…

Torture Report: Message Received and I Did It!

(G) My torture report this week is a lot less physical effort than normal. The majority of the week I didn’t do much. Physically I was more than capable; mentally I’ve been “running on empty” for a while. I didn’t really know it until I got to Another Dam 50K and when things started to…

Torture Report: Back to Nature, July is for Resting

(L)  The last week I have gone back to nature and rather than lamenting the fact that I wasn’t running some set distance…I just enjoyed where I was. I have walked around Nashville, Boulder and Colorado Springs. Now, while I am not setting any running records I am having a great time.  Don’t ask me…

Thankful Thursday: Road Trips and Gratitude

Last Friday we embarked on a quick trip road trip to Nashville knowing we would spend more time in the car than anywhere else. There were lots of laughs, music, broken air conditioners, unexpected car issues, life discussions, friends and much to be grateful for. I will spare you the details of went wrong because…

Torture Report: Altitude Attitude & Slacker Training

(G) What a week it has been. I flew to Colorado early Wednesday morning and returned home Sunday afternoon. We had some graduation celebrating to do and I managed to squeeze in a little exercise. Although I like to think just climbing the stairs in Colorado is hard training and exertion for a flat-lander like…