Previously on Just Victoria Things, I ran my first marathon. After that, I vowed to never do it again. "Never again!" I shook my fist to no one in particular. For the first month after my marathon, any time someone would ask me when my next one was, I would respond, "Never." (insert cliche: never…Read more That time I ran a marathon (part 2)
I took advantage of the birthday deal Camp Gladiator offered. $9 for four weeks? Yeah, that's in my budget. And I was going strong, til I got my wisdom teeth removed. Did anyone else have a hard time recovering, or just me? I'm going for a run tomorrow, and I got them out last Friday.…Read more Rent a friend, join a gym. Earn a friend, build an empire.
*Panting like a dog* I breathe in and out; my breaths getting short, my strides growing longer, my speed increasing...closer, closer, I hit my stopping point. I take one huge sigh. GASP. I look at Strava only to be disappointed. I felt like I was running fast. I certainly felt as though my lungs were…Read more I’m more comfortable judging people behind their backs.
"Dude, Cotton Bowl." "What!" "Cotton Bowl..." Manny leans back and takes a sip of his coffee. The rest of us look at each other like, "Is he serious?" I glance over thoughtfully at the plush wall of cowboy hats... We've been wanting to find a solid set of stairs since as far as I can…Read more Cotton-Eyed Bowl
"From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. From the inside looking out, you can't explain it." November 2011. I was in overdrive mode. We were pushing to finish stack. It was my chief semester. Meanwhile, up in Boston, unbeknownst to two dudes, the birth of a movement had just begun. By the end…Read more 5ummit – Woo Yeah!
Sometimes you need to take break from the things you love most. You need to reevaluate facts of life, and focus more on what you've been neglecting. For me, I needed to step back from We Run Big D. I needed to nurture my mental health and my faith. Throughout this Lenten season I gave…Read more A long-winded way of saying, “We made it”
First I must say, if anyone tells you that he or she doesn't have bad or tough runs, you better have an extinguisher with you, because their pants are undoubtedly on fire, because they're liars. You can't have good runs without bad runs. And everyone has good runs. So in turn, everyone has bad runs.…Read more Bad Runs Humble You
Hi, my name is Victoria, and I am a runner. "Hi, Victoria." Growing up playing sports, of course I ran. But only in relation to that sport, and never enjoyed it. I was more of a sprinter. I played softball and I was fast around the bases. Like a cheetah, I was. Long distance was…Read more Welcome to R.A.
I wrote this for the tribe...I thought about editing but decided, "No. Unedited, off the cusp, raw writing is when I excel, sooo, enjoy: Sunrise 6K means #texansdoitbetter aka #np_pledgetakeover The weather was cool, but not too cool. The air was crisp. A small gust of wind. *Gentle music begins.* I wake up. It’s race…Read more Previously known as Sunrise 6K means #texansdoitbetter aka #np_pledgetakeover