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)
*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.
It's just another run for me. Nothing interesting here. Oh, I strained my hamstring. So I'll be slowly nursing it back to health. But, I know that I'll be good to go soon enough. That's not the case for some. Some people won't ever be able to run again. They will never get to use…Read more Just Another Run
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
"I'm sorry, my eyeliner smeared! It's everywhere! I can't stop crying! I'm sorry," is what I was telling my boyfriend as he tried to hug me after I finished. He responded, "It's okay. You were amazing. You did it! I'm so proud of you." It was definitely one of the major highlights of my year,…Read more That time I ran a marathon
Joining We Run Big D has led to nothing but positives. God has put some truly wonderful people in my life, which has led to even better things. What type of things? For one, a fellow tribe member encouraged me to run a marathon. And then, another member suggested I run with MDA Team Momentum. So…Read more Running for a Reason