Julie Trail

Last week I took a tour of Frisco with my Leadership class – we learned about the new development coming to our city, how the buildings we have now came to be and even a few historic spots still around today! As the tour continued, the A/C on the city bus became louder and louder. Eventually, the guides voice became similar …

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America Takes Boston!

America takes Boston!  First time since 1983 – Way to go MEB! The day started out cool and crisp out in Hopkinton – sunny and 53 degrees. A “no excuse” kind of day.  The elite women started off first promptly at 9:30am.  Shalane Flanagan set an early pace for the women running with more passion and determination than we’ve ever seen …

Julie SimonAmerica Takes Boston!

Today we take back Boston! #bostonstrong

Today is the DAY! Runners around the country have trained all year for this very day. Patriots Day. The biggest and most prestigious road race in America is about to start. Some may even call it the amateur Olympics. Today is the Boston Marathon. I loved seeing everyone’s Facebook and Twitter updates this weekend preparing for the big day. Pictures …

Julie SimonToday we take back Boston! #bostonstrong

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My kind of crazy – FRC

Last Saturday I saw some of my FRC buds at the Frisco Running Company grand opening. My pace group was just coming down Legacy as my eyes hit there’s. My smile grew ear to ear – I have missed them terribly! They were sweaty from the humid and windy day and were just coming in for a “quick” water break …

Julie SimonMy kind of crazy – FRC

Slow your roll

This morning I had a very early start due to Leadership Frisco (more on that awesomeness later) and I was up before dawn for a “quick” walk at 5:30am…Well, I forgot for a hot minute that nothing is “quick” when you’re injured. Actually, I move pretty darn slow. There is no so such thing as a “fast-five” to start the …

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Can Athletes Just Take a Compliment?

Today while I came up for air during a set of 200’s a gal in the lane next to me said – and I quote – “You swim so PRETTY!” Umm, thanks?! Now, I’m not sure if that was a compliment or a dig at my slow-ass-sissie freestyle? But, WTH? I thought about it through my entire set and probably …

Julie SimonCan Athletes Just Take a Compliment?

Hello FAC!

I’ve been on the fritz from running since February and therefore been sentenced to swimming and cycling as my only forms of workout.  Trying to make the best of it, I joined the Frisco Athletic Center for the pool.  Besides, I was beginning to get odd looks from the trainers at the Frisco YMCA for the amount of time I …

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#BostonStrong – A Year Later

Running Boston 2013 was the best day of my life – until it was the worst. Supported by my amazing family and awesome fans that lined the streets, I finished approximately 15 mins before the bombs went off. Elated with my performance, I headed off to the family meeting area where I quickly met Paul.  Moving slowly from calf cramping …

Julie Simon#BostonStrong – A Year Later