Running Fiesta

Writing and running in Austin, TX.

Category Archives: races

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

Confession: I Kind of Suck at Running

I promise I’m not trying to bring you down on your holiday weekend! Nor am I fishing for a flood of, “What?? You’re amazing!” messages to boost my ego. (Not … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Deep Thoughts, by RunFiestaGal

Am I dating myself? It just occurred to me that I haven’t seen a “Deep Thoughts” segment on Saturday Night Live in a while, so I decided I better check … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Spending Problem: Runner Style

I have many friends (all of whom shall remain nameless, to protect the guilty from their significant others) who love to shop. I’m not saying they have spending problems, per … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Rookie Tri 2013: Swim

Well folks, clearly it’s taking me forever to get this race report written, so I’m going to play a mental trick on myself and say I only have to document one … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

2013 Rookie Tri – The Pre-Race Report

I know, I know, there’s nothing in the world more annoying than a runner — especially a blogging runner — who decides to take up triathlon. First, they start talking … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tri-ing Something New

Have you ever experienced the high of having just registered for a race?  You know, when all you see before you are possibilities? You’ll be carried by the cheers of … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chicago 2012: The Non-Race Report

The 2012 Chicago Marathon was hands down the best marathon I ever ran. It wasn’t the first, or the fastest, or even the one that I had the most support … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Do You Suffer from "The Pride"?

Runner’s knee, runner’s toe, runner’s trots…distance runners learn early on to fear all sorts of ailments. This fear is healthy, because any of the above can definitely ruin a race. … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · 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