Sporting the Slip n Slide 5K shirt on my training run this morning. It was a hot one at 5am, I can’t imagine doing my run later today. Running in the heat took me back to our short 3 mile run in Freetown #SierraLeone and remembering #WhyIRun for those in need. I was blessed to have 2 fresh bottles of water available to me while I ran. That is a luxury not found by many in Sierra Leone. #HWI #HessLakeRun #GRMarathon #Run4Water
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As I headed off camping with the family this weekend I was choosing what to bring to keep my phone charged. When you are a tent camping family you only have so much room. The charging pack I received for speaking at last year’s #WordCamp Grand Rapids, and the USB conversation dongle from this year…
Enjoyed hanging out with the #HWI team once again for a Saturday morning group run. The best part of a group run is engaging in some great conversation while knocking out the miles. It was great to catch up with my long time running partner. #Run4Water #WhyIRun #RiverBankRun
Ultimately my goal is always just to finish. Whether I find myself having to take some running breaks, or struggling against heat and humidity, in the end it’s all about finishing. #HWI #KCC #Run4Water #WhyIRun #GRHalfMarathon #RiverBankRun
After a pretty hard Saturday run, and after seeing posts online shared by other runners, I think I’m finding my place as a slower runner. #HWI, #Run4Water #WhyIRun #RiverBankRun
I headed back outside as the temperatures rose and the snow subsided. Even though the temperature was still in the teens there was no wind so it made for decent running conditions. #HWI #Run4Water #WhyIRun #RiverBankRun
I decided to run on the treadmill this morning for my speed work, partly due to the down pouring rain. It was the toughest training run I’ve had in awhile. I’ve always considered the treadmill as the most boring and dreaded running you can do. I’ve starting to change my opinion on the treadmill. Instead…