Running Fiesta

Writing and running in Austin, TX.

Category Archives: races

The Accidental PR

I know I’m getting lazy about keeping up with the blog when I can immediately follow one race report with another. But, here we are. I signed up for the … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · 1 Comment

A Nice Jog in the City of Wind (Chicago 2011 Race Report)

If you’re running short on time, here’s the abbreviated version of my Chicago Marathon 2011 experience: Create plan Execute plan Congratulate self for successful plan execution with deep dish pizza … Continue reading

October 23, 2011 · 5 Comments

Woe to the Finish-Line Video

Can someone tell me when, exactly, finish-line videos became “the thing”? I feel like I’ve missed quite a few American cultural moments being in Europe – Charlie Sheen’s meltdown, Sarah … Continue reading

June 5, 2011 · 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

Race Report: DVV Antwerp 10 Miles

I think it’s fair to say I’ve gotten a little too comfortable with the idea of living in Europe. I don’t mean that in the “I want to stay here … Continue reading

April 25, 2011 · 5 Comments

The Elusive Turkey Trot

On the other side of the Atlantic, it’s the day before Thanksgiving. On this side of the Atlantic, it’s the day before my company’s IT department kills our work email … Continue reading

November 24, 2010 · 3 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

Down Time

You’ve probably noticed that the blog has been a bit dead lately. It’s certainly been lurking in the back of my mind, like that term paper you should have started … Continue reading

November 1, 2010 · 2 Comments