Karen Blackert's Blog – May 2013 Archive (3)

Don't tell my husband, but I fell in love this weekend...

with trail running! I have pretty much been a road runner for over 20 years. Since I have decided to run a 50k trail race in October, I figured it would be a good idea to start running on trails. I'm lucky to be only about 20 minutes away from the US White Water Center, so I drove up there Sunday morning to try out the trails. I took my first few steps and fell COMPLETELY in love!! I've always been an avid backpacker, so I love being on trails, and during my run I kept asking myself why in…


Added by Karen Blackert on May 28, 2013 at 5:23am — 2 Comments

Where's the bottom?!

Wow. I'm really starting to get it. I get what Eric is talking about.  I feel what Eric is talking about. Now, the distances I'm going to share with you aren't awe-inspiring or anything like that, but its the "A-ha" moment for me that prompts me to write about my running this past weekend. So... with a little encouragement from Lori, I've decided to train for a 50K. Its brought a whole new level of excitement and nervousness to my running.…


Added by Karen Blackert on May 20, 2013 at 5:01am — 2 Comments

My Cool Impossible

Ok, people. I have mostly been lurking around Eric's site, reading all the great posts from people, an occassional comment/like. It's time for me to be more involved. I have been a runner for 21 years, running lots of 5k's and 10k's and one marathon. I read BTR about 18 months ago and it set me on fire! I have such a renewed love for running- its taken me out of a routine/rut! I've been running in minimalist shoes for 14-15 months, slowly increasing my distance. I run anywhere from 18-30…


Added by Karen Blackert on May 9, 2013 at 8:24am — 6 Comments

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