Rain, Snow or 20 Below: Race #20

Happy New Year! This morning was Race #20 of “Running Through Deployment”; the Rescue Run 10K in Colorado Springs. This race was special because it was the first race my husband and I ran together after his homecoming from Afghanistan a little over one month ago! I became familiar with … Continue reading

Happy New Year!

2012 was a year that was defined by dramatic ups and downs. I spent most of the year pushing myself to be stronger, go farther, and work harder. I aimed to achieve big things in my career, I wanted to stay physically and emotionally healthy, and most importantly, I hoped … Continue reading

Running Through Deployment – 19 Races

Running Through Deployment: Broomfield Turkey Trot 10K

 I think that it’s time to give you the final recap on Running Through Deployment. For those of you who might be new to Marrying the Army, here’s the short version of who I am and why I “ran through deployment” in 2012. I moved to Colorado just six months … Continue reading

Race #19: The Redline Turkey Trot 10K

Redline Turkey Trot 10K

On Thanksgiving morning, I took my first trip to Broomfield, Colorado, a town of about 60,000 people, just northwest of Denver. I’d won a free race registration from active.com to a Turkey Trot 10K in Broomfield, and figured it was a good way to force myself to get my mid-week … Continue reading

Big Sur Half Marathon Race Program

On Sunday, I ran Race #18 of Running Through Deployment; the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay in Monterey, California. Monterey and the surrounding areas are home to a number of military installations, the most famous of which are probably the Naval Postgraduate School and the DOD Defense Language … Continue reading

Running Through Deployment Race #17: The Other Half

“The Other Half” half marathon in Moab, Utah was a special one for me. Not because I’m fast (I profess to you that I.am.a.turtle.of.a.runner), but because of what I learned from the people I ran with that day. Nick and I are lucky in that we have a strong network … Continue reading

Race #16: Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon

Rock & Roll Denver: Running Through Deployment

Training for races hasn’t been easy with Nick in Afghanistan. The time difference between him and me makes it tough for me to get to bed early, and I’ve had some anxiety this year that’s something I’d never trained through. Before his deployment, I’d run three half marathons across a … Continue reading

Over the Deployment Hill

For the last few weeks, I’ve been staying exhaustingly busy, and as a result, I haven’t written about some of the adventures I’ve had. In September, I ran Race #16 of Running Through Deployment: the Rock & Roll Denver Half Marathon. In October, I kept running, but I also did … Continue reading

Race #15: Fans on the Field 10K

Last weekend was Race #15 in Running Through Deployment; the Fans on the Field 10K in Denver. I’ve never run a 10K that seemed to go by so fast as this one did. We ran through parts of Denver I’d not yet seen, but that wasn’t the cool part. The … Continue reading

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