I was in between seasonal work and had a deep burning desire to move out west to Montana. I didn't have much money and I had no idea how I could afford the move or where I would find work when I got there.
The Detroit Free Press first reported the deaths of Daniel Langdon, 36, of Laingsburg, MI, Rick Brown, 65, of Marietta, Ohio, and Jon Fenlon, 26, of Waterford, MI. All 3 were competing in the 13.1-mile half marathon races. Langdon and Brown collapsed near the end of the race while Fenlon shortly afterwards.
I'm very excited to be running the Safari Park Half in March. I'm also very excited that soon after that (mid April), SDRI will put on a trail half marathon. There is nothing but good to come with the New Year. If you're planning on starting a running program, come by the store for some ideas or to get more 2014 half marathon calendar information about our half marathon list Group.
First up is the 29th Shiprock Marathon on May 5th. It runs over a flat and fast course beginning at 7 a.m. with a start and finish in the town of Shiprock on the Navajo Reservation. This USATF-certified marathon is limited to 200 entrants. However, there are also a half marathons 2014, relays and a 10K trail run and walk, events geared for participants of half marathon training help all ages and running ability. The picturesque Shiprock, rising 1800 feet from a high desert plateau is always in view. This Navajo Reservation classic has hosted runners from all 50 states and from around the world.
Does rest mean putting your feet up and doing nothing? In some cases, yes. If you start feeling the results of overtraining, then by all means listen to your body and take the day off. You can also use active rest. An example of active rest might be taking a leisurely bike ride for fun the day after your long run, yoga class, or Frisbee in the park with the kids.