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Episode 257: Diane Nukuri

Diane Nukuri joins me today on the show!  Diane grew up in Burundi and competed in her first Olympic games at the age of 15 in Sydney. She is a three time Olympian and in 2016 she placed 5th at the NYC Marathon. After seeking asylum in Canada from a country that had been in … more »

One America 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Weekend Recap

I’ve always been a fan of the One America 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. There are so many reasons, but a few include that it was my very first half marathon in 2005, it’s right downtown Indianapolis; the city I am so proud to live in and it’s such a well organized and entertaining race. Seriously, you … more »


I’m here to tell you WHY I LOVE the 500 Festival Mini Marathon. I ran this race for the first time in 2005. It was my very first half marathon. My mom, dad and one of my sisters did it too. My sisters and I actually just recorded my third podcast episode and we discuss the … more »

Boston 2014 Recap

When Boston registration opened last year I had decided I wasn’t going- then a couple days after registration opened, I gave in to the pressure of everyone else registering.  I felt like I’d be missing out on something incredibly special in the running community if I didn’t go. I decided if I would run, I’d … more »

Being content where you are.

Today I woke up wanting to run. Most days it takes a good 2 hours before I even want to think about running. I’m not the best morning person. Today I was feeling motivated and encouraged, which was good news because yesterday I was in a funk the first part of the day and sat … more »

Kassi’s First Marathon

For a long time now, I’ve been wanting to do a monthly inspiring highlight. There are so many people who inspire me and I want to share it with you.  For a few years, I’ve been following along one of my  high school classmates journey to a healthy lifestyle. She has come a LONG way, losing … more »

Week 4 – Mohican 50 Training

Another week of running. Another training log blog. Recording this helps me process through how I am feeling, what worked, what didn’t, new things to try, etc. I figured out today that I have ran for 30 straight days. I kind of like it. My body feels good. The last two Mondays I have used … more »

Some Speed

I hadn’t done an actual speed workout since August. After the Indy Women’s Half, which was not a good race for me, I was only left with 4 weeks before I had to hang things up for a couple of months, so I just had fun with unstructured care free running. Which I believe is … more »

Overdid it yesterday.

I overdid it yesterday. My return to running has been pretty uneventful and very rewarding. Just enjoying it for what it is. For a a couple of weeks there I thought I might lose it. It wasn’t just about not running- it was about not exercising. I was grumpy & cooped up with a maniac … more »

Drumstick Dash

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  We spent the day in Crown Point with Glenn’s family. Marshall had a rough day and so we ended our day with an extra shot.Think he has some teeth coming in- something that has never really bothered him, but the guy didn’t feel good and I felt so bad. I got him … more »