Author Archives: Rainey

Onto 2018

This year through racing and training and life I’ve learned a lot about myself.  But, the biggest thing I learned was I lack grit. When I’ve said that before I’ve gotten “oh no you do not! I could never have … Continue reading

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Miles to Go

Marathon training: week 1 is DONE.  The goal of the week was to just run happy.  Starting marathon training again was very bitter sweet, but to explain that I have to go back a bit. Last October, I began marathon … Continue reading

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Running is my anchor.

The “catch-phrase” of the challenge weekend I did this past weekend was “running is my anchor”.  Meaning that running keeps you exactly where you need to be. Such a wonderful view of such a wonderful activity.  And even though this … Continue reading

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Half Ironman…does that make me an Aluminum-man?

Sorry, periodic table joke. It’s been just about 2 months since I completed my first Half Ironman.  I hadn’t really intended on writing a race report at all….because it didn’t exactly go as I had planned…but what in life does? … Continue reading

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Richmond Ready.

“Richmond Ready”- what is that?  In little ol’ RVA it’s a way of running life.  It’s the right of passage for many into the endurance distance races…..it’s the Richmond Marathon/Half Marathon/8k.  Whether you are training to snag one of the … Continue reading

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Plants errrrwhere

So for my birthday we went out and bought a BUNCH of plants. But nothing I accomplished today had anything to do with any of those. Be prepared, though. Some sweet terrariums are coming. Today I managed to repot my … Continue reading

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Pretty pretty flowers

So I forgot to do a blog post when I started the seeds, but it’ll be okay because I have AT LEAST one more round of that. Anyhoo, I did manage to document the transplanting!  So I started carnations, cockscomb, … Continue reading

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