Running Fiesta

Writing and running in Austin, TX.

Category Archives: marathon

Chicago 2013: Bad Dreams and Good Racing

The night before the Chicago Marathon, I had multiple nightmares. There was of course the “I have a calculus final and I don’t know calculus” one that I have at … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Race Report – Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon

There are so many places a marathon can start. I don’t mean geographical places, although the number of physical marathon start lines available today is really quite astounding.  A marathon … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Race Report: Düsseldorf Marathon 2011

A week ago at this time, I was sitting at an outdoor cafe in Aachen, eating a giant bowl of spätzle, wearing a skirt, and wondering if I’d ever be … Continue reading

May 16, 2011 · 5 Comments

Good Luck, Austin!

According to the official countdown clock, there are only 8 hours, and 5 minutes to go before the 2011 Livestrong Austin Marathon! (Clearly this clock is counting down to midnight, … Continue reading

February 19, 2011 · 2 Comments

Part 3: Chicago Marathon 2010

Continued from Part 2. The Fall I should have known better than to set a goal about falling. I’m still not entirely sure what happened. I know I tripped, and … Continue reading

November 17, 2010 · 3 Comments

Part 2: Chicago Marathon 2010

Continued from Part 1. The Start Line The San Antonio Marathon, with 25,000 or so entrants, is not a small race. That being said, it doesn’t hold a candle to … Continue reading

November 16, 2010 · 1 Comment

Part 1: Chicago Marathon 2010

[Since the length of my Chicago race report defies everything I’ve ever learned about online readability, the long-awaited report is coming to you in 3 parts. Who doesn’t love a … Continue reading

November 15, 2010 · 1 Comment