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!

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

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.

Conquering Windhaven

As we approached the holiday weekend everyone would ask, “What are your plans for the long weekend?” With a sigh and a smirk I would reply, “Training of course!” And, that’s exactly what I did…. It may be slow, but I’m getting back in the game!   After a tiring and somewhat emotional week leaving the Y, my hopes weren’t high for …

Julie SimonConquering Windhaven

Distance PR on the QR

This weekend I went for my first 50 mile ride ever. (53 miles to be exact – yes, I’m counting those 3). On Friday I got the sweetest text messages again from the guys encouraging me to get out and do my best. “Don’t wuss out – you better be there. We’re going 50.” I literally replied, “I’ll go until …

Julie SimonDistance PR on the QR

BRICK’d

A few weeks ago Paul and I ordered Chinese (don’t worry it was steamed veggies not fat balls!) and I received a very appropriate fortune cookie “Time heals all wounds. Keep your chin up”  At the time I thought, “BS, I have been trying to keep my chin up and give this calf all the time in world to heal, …

Julie SimonBRICK’d