Clicking through digital photos taken at various races can make a runner beam with pride — or cringe. Is that really what I look like when I run?
Mind Over Miles
(As of early 2013,) Farin Montanez is a 25-year-old mom of two who started running — after a decade-long hiatus — in November. “Mind over miles” chronicles her training for the Santa Rosa Marathon. She can be reached at farin at maderatribune.net. Follow her on Instagram at mind_over_miles.
If you take one look at the back end of my car you’ll know I’m a runner.
On Saturday I saw several women participate in the Mother’s Day Run, running 2 miles and even the 10K with noticeable baby bumps.
About a month ago, I told San Joaquin Running race director Nate Moore that I was nervous about the upcoming Miwok 100K trail race. He told me, “That’s the joy of longer races.
Running can be a very independent and individual activity. No two people run exactly the same way. But generally, it is important to observe and mimic people who are good at something to get better at it.
We are taught that, if you don’t have anything nice to say, you shouldn’t say it at all. On that same token, if you have something good to say, always say it.
I started writing Mind Over Miles about two years ago, just after the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013.