Break for Buffett

“Jules, how far are you going tomorrow?  Remember to save some energy for Buffett tailgating!”  Said Paul with a giant smile.  Yes, how could I forget – it was one of Paul’s favorite days of the year (next to Simon Olympics).  He was as giddy as a schoolgirl on spring break and had been looking forward to this since … …

Julie SimonBreak for Buffett

Well, Hello Officer!

We had just made the almighty climb up the infamous Windhaven Hill. My body was fatigued to say the least. I, of course, was the last one up and the guys had been sitting there a few minutes waiting. I arrived  (finally!) and circled around to find my place again in the back of the pack.  “Alright, let’s go! Jules …

Julie SimonWell, Hello Officer!

A little piece of home

This week a dear friend from college sent me this Nike tee from Gazelle Sports in Michigan that says, “She Runs the Lakeshore.”   It got me thinking – If I were still “home” would I be running the Michigan Lakeshore?   I think about that all the time.   Would I still be a “runner” if I was still there? And, …

Julie SimonA little piece of home

Letting go of Boston 2015

Almost immediately after I bonked the Virginia Beach Marathon (thanks to that dreaded calf injury almost forcing me to crawl)  I was online looking at the next Boston qualifier. I was hopeful to sign up for a new race that would lead me to next year’s Boston starting line.  Actually, I spent way more time than I’d rather admit trying to find a race that would …

Julie SimonLetting go of Boston 2015

It Happens for a Reason

This past weekend I was suppose to be in riveting Lawrence, Kansas to compete in my first half ironman. Well, God had other plans for me – teaching moments, character building events and other opportunities which kept me right here me in Dallas. Surprisingly, I entered this weekend with a sense of calmness I haven’t seen before from myself. I …

Julie SimonIt Happens for a Reason

What I’m reading this week…

There is so much great information out on the web for athletes.  I find myself getting lost on Facebook and Twitter not because I’m stalking my high school buddies or in awe of what my neighbors are doing on Saturday afternoon — but, because of the inspiring athletes I see in the groups I’ve joined.  Because of the new and …

Julie SimonWhat I’m reading this week…

It will be worth it.

“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” This weekend was hard.  By Saturday afternoon I hit a wall of exhaustion, dehydration, and that combination spun me into migraine madness.  Damn. Friday night I headed to Lone Star High School with the Frisco Running Club to support this years Relay …

Julie SimonIt will be worth it.