Tag Archives: Garden of the Gods

No one left behind

As I was looping through the Garden of the Gods this morning on one of my last pre-race runs, I found myself remembering a group I trained with there 18 years ago, and a runner who taught me the meaning of camaraderie. I am by nature a solitary runner, but the group that met twice a week […]

I’m not her

My body surprised me this morning. I was 48 hours past an 8-mile training run that left me feeling physically and emotionally defeated.  I undertook it as a test of my ability to train for one last half-marathon — a distance I swore off five years ago — but it felt more like an indictment:  You are […]


          Garden of the Gods 10-Mile Manitou Springs, Colorado June 14, 2015