“I hated you at about the second mile and then I loved you at the end.”
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.
I think I now know what devout people feel like when someone converts to their religion.
Calling all Madera runners, walkers, and soon-to-be runners and walkers! The inaugural Second Wind 5K race will be held April 26 at 8 a.m. in the Madera District Fairgrounds.
That old adage, “Never ask a woman her age,” gets thrown out the window when you hang around with a bunch of runners.
I know a few runners, who shall remain nameless, who run solely for the bling.
Two years ago, Madera teacher Lovina Arter couldn’t walk the short trek from her third grade classroom to Sherman Thomas Charter School’s office without ending up in tears.
When I asked dozens of runners why they run, I expected to receive generic answers such as, “it keeps me healthy,” and “it clears my mind.” Then I read an email that brought me to tears.