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, …

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The FitBit Phenomena

It’s 8:30pm (my midnight) and I’m running up and down the stairs in my pajamas trying to get those last 500 steps to reach my daily FitBit goal. (And, don’t judge, but I’m probably waving my Fitbit hand trying to get a few extra too … shhh!)  All this last minute work is to stay at the top of my FitBit …

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Sole Sisters

On Sunday April 13th my sister, Jenn, ran her first half marathon. I was so incredibly proud of her and loved watching her add miles and grow as a runner. (Even if she was beating me week after week on FitBit, but that’s another story, another bottle of wine). The Saturday before I was so nervous and excited for her! But, …

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Baby Steps

On Sunday I hit the track. But, don’t get too excited… I was just cleared by the doc to run a mile or two on “soft surfaces” Yep, Big Timer now! 😉Paul went with me and we ran a mile and half around the track at Cobb Middle School. Immediately my calf tensed up – ugh! But, as we continued …

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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 …

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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 …

Julie SimonSlow your roll