My name is Rainey. I’m a mom, runner/triathlete, gardener, avid DIYer and wannabe traveler.
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Every year since I started running, I have done something with the Richmond half. The first year, it was my first half marathon. The second year, I ran with a friend to bring her to her first half marathon. Beyond … Continue reading
So I have waited a very long time to write this. No real particular reason other than I took a while to shake off some disappointment and learn some very valuable lessons from my performance. Let me start out this … Continue reading
2nd triathlon of the season- done! Well, sort of. We have gotten a lot of rain in Virginia…I mean, a LOT. So, the river was 10 feet higher than normal and the swim was changed to a run. I’ve never … Continue reading
It all started 17 weeks ago when I suddenly said to myself- you know what I need in my life? Progressively more planking. I’d always had problems with the monthly plank challenges because- who can increase that much over that … Continue reading
I am still so pumped up from the race that I’m having trouble focusing! I keep getting excited about a new facet of the race. So I signed up to race on Mother’s Day- sort of a “toes in the … Continue reading
Well the day finally came. I finished my “first” marathon- the marathon I had started training for about 18 months ago. (You can read all about that sadness right here). It was my second marathon, though, thanks to the kindness … Continue reading
Yesterday, I ran a half marathon personal record. 4 years ago (well, November 2013), I ran my first half marathon in 2 hour and 28 minutes. I remember it being a huge struggle and since that time I have run … Continue reading
Sometimes I like to really add in a curveball for myself around the holidays. Like my odd 5k Palooza goal. It never seems like a stretch until you realize that you still need to do your marathon training long run … Continue reading
So, I am beyond excited to announce that I have been chosen as an INKnBURN Ambassador! I was introduced to the brand early in 2017 when my wonderful friend Staci bought me the most lovely tank top to celebrate my first … Continue reading