Mostar Half Marathon PR

My mom and her husband were visiting us in Bosnia and Herzegovina for our spring break. They had been hanging out and touring Sarajevo for a week prior to our holiday while we worked. Then to kick off spring break, we took off to Mostar, a town in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, famousContinue reading “Mostar Half Marathon PR”

Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3

Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3: Worn, Dirty, and Loved I would just like to preface with I am not being paid by Hoka to write this. I just really, really like Hokas. The Hoka ATR 3 is technically for the trail, but because it is light weight, it can easily be worn for bothContinue reading “Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3”

Marathon Thoughts Told in GIFs

Thoughts During a Marathon Pre-Race Shhh…coffee. All the coffee. Mile 1 I have so much energy! I could run for days. Mile 2 Epic. Mile 4 I found my stride. This is awesome. I’m already 4 miles in. There isn’t that much left. Mile 6 Maybe I am crazy? Mile 8 Nope. I am totalContinue reading “Marathon Thoughts Told in GIFs”

Transylvania 50K Ultra

What does not destroy me, makes me strong. -Nietzsche Just like muscles, when your mind breaks down, when it is depleted, it repairs and builds itself back stronger. I like to think after taking on the Transylvania 50k, I have built myself up stronger. Time will tell how lasting that strength is. Transylvania was aContinue reading “Transylvania 50K Ultra”

Taper Tantrum

Let the great taper tantrum begin.     Running is how I survive all the hard stuff in my life. It is where I find balance, peace, and freedom. It is my time. When I have to start tapering I feel it go against everything in my being. However, tapering has been proven to improveContinue reading “Taper Tantrum”

“North” by Scott and Jenny Jurek

A Review by Tara G ***spoilers ahead*** Scott Jurek is one of the best trail runners in the world, but you wouldn’t know it from his down-to-earth recount of his experience on the Appalachian Trail. It is incredibly difficult to write anything in the first person and not come of as an egotistical asshat, especiallyContinue reading ““North” by Scott and Jenny Jurek”

Audiobooks on the Run

Sometimes I don’t listen to anything, sometimes music or podcasts, but mostly, I listen to audiobooks while I run. I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. Running can take up a lot of time, and consequently, my reading time. I decided I couldn’t sacrifice either and combined them. IContinue reading “Audiobooks on the Run”

10 Tips for Running in the Morning: As Told by GIFs

“My sun sets to rise again.”– Robert Browning Working as a full-time classroom teacher, which is far from an eight-hour day, and being a mother of two young children, also a full-time job, the only time I can fit running into my schedule is in the morning. This takes a fair bit of planning, butContinue reading “10 Tips for Running in the Morning: As Told by GIFs”

50k Gear Check

Do I send her with a stake, silver bullets or a garlic necklace? –An accidental haiku, by Mr. G As you likely know, I am preparing for my first Ultra. I have been gathering my needed gear for months now. What do you think–am I prepared or am I forgetting anything? 1. I am prettyContinue reading “50k Gear Check”