Spartan Up!: Book Review & Giveaway Coming Soon

Spartan Up! You’ll Know at the Finish Line is a new book written by Joe DeSena, creator of the infamous Spartan Race. I’ll have the chance to read and review the book on Marrying the Army when it releases in mid-May, and I’ll have another Spartan Race registration to giveaway … Continue reading

Giveaway: World Championship Spartan Race – Win a Race Entry!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I’m promoting Spartan Race in exchange for a free race entry to give away here on Marrying the Army. All opinions are my own. Between now and December 7th (the giveaway will end on December 6th, and I’ll announce the winner on December 7th), … Continue reading

Spartan Race Giveaway

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I’m promoting Spartan Race in exchange for a free race entry to give away here on Marrying the Army. All opinions are my own. If you’ve been reading Marrying the Army for long, you’ll know that running’s played an important role in my life … Continue reading

Pat's Run

Each year, the Pat Tillman Foundation hosts a 4.2-mile fundraiser run to support the Tillman Military Scholars. My husband’s parents have run all 9 Pat’s Run events, and this year we were in Tempe, Arizona to run it with them. The 4.2-mile race — one of the largest races in America — … Continue reading

Packing Away the Medals

The movers came today to pack all of our household goods, and they’ll return tomorrow to load everything for shipment to Germany. Surprisingly, today wasn’t sad. It’s my first Army PCS, but somehow, I think I’ve already accepted that purging and packing are part of Army life. There was a … 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

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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