Be Someone’s Cheerleader

I think we need MORE COWBELL!

This past weekend, I watched a couple of my friends run the Showdown Half Marathon in Fairview, Texas. To me, that sounds much like a torture chamber, but they both willingly signed up for the run and ran it without someone forcing them to do it! My body is still on the … [Read more...]

I Finished a Race (and didn’t die!)

I Finished a Race (and didn't die!) #shrinkingjeans #running

I’m 38-years-old. I have four children, all boys, and my oldest is now a teenager. I should know better. Really. But sometimes I have to really live and learn, just like my kids. This weekend, I participated in our town’s Applefest. It’s just a simple fall festival, where we celebrate the harvest … [Read more...]

Fresh Eyes, Fresh Start

Fresh Eyes, Fresh Start #shrinkingjeans

Do you remember what it was like when you started out? When you were a new runner at your very first race? When you were the newbie in what is now your "can't miss" yoga or Zumba class? Close your eyes for a minute and think back to that time in your life when you were the one trying something … [Read more...]

Destination Race: Zion Half Marathon

destination races zion half marathon

My first half marathon was in June 2010, specifically the Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon. I ran it with a lovely group of women from this site and we did it in conjunction with Team in Training, raising thousands of dollars of money ($43K) for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It was such a … [Read more...]

Iron Stomach


Karma caught me that day. The Friday before Saturday’s 5k, I was popping bacon-wrapped jalapenos, chips and salsa, and enchiladas like they were Girl Scout cookies. A few times during the evening, my husband Kyle looked over at me and said warily, “You know we’re running a 5k tomorrow, right?” … [Read more...]

It’s Just A Hill, Get Over It!

It's Just a Hill, Get Over It! #running #shrinkingjeans

Last weekend, yours truly participated in a 15k race that I knew was going to kick my booty.  Wanna know why?  Because it would be one of the hilliest runs I've ever done.  I live in a pretty flat area, so if I want to seek out hills it takes a little work.  Normally, I'm content to run my usual, … [Read more...]

Couch to 5k Check In!


It's hard to believe, but we started the latest virtual Couch to 5k training program almost 7 weeks ago!  I've been a resource on Facebook to a group of runners going through this program and I thought it would be fun to get their perspective on how they felt it was going. I asked how far they … [Read more...]

So You Want to Run a Relay Race

relay finish edit

It seems everywhere you look, there's someone posting about training for a relay race.  What's a relay?  This is a crazy-long distance race in which you get together with up to 11 of your best running friends, cram yourselves into a couple of vans, and you take turns running day and night until you … [Read more...]

Run the ‘Hood Zombie Dash 2012 Race Results


Congratulations to each and every participant that finished their event! Way to go! We hope you enjoyed our virtual race, as well as the race swag! Here are the race results: Name  Age  Time Kids' 1-Mile Fun Run Jacob    R.   9    0:10:35 Emma    R.    7    0:15:25 Kids' 5K {12 and … [Read more...]

Joggermom Marathon 2012


Here at the Sisterhood, we're always looking for ways to encourage you to get up and get moving! Last week, Kelly of Joggermom, contacted us about her Virtual Joggermom Marathon, and we thought we'd share the details with all of you! Head on over to the Shrinking Jeans Facebook page for more … [Read more...]

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Ass Up and Moving

I've had a little problem with motivation to exercise lately. Seems like when my plate is full, my workouts are the easiest things to toss off to the side. Drastic times call for drastic measures. 3 Sure-Fire Ways to Get My Your Ass Up and Moving Get a friend. Whether you call up your bff, grab … [Read more...]

Last Minute Decisions

How's this for last minute race registration? I signed up to run the Capital 10K (Austin, TX) that is happening as you read this (or if you are reading later on Sunday, look- I am already done running!)..... I registered today ( in the day BEFORE the race, at 3pm to be … [Read more...]