I am a {wild} Iron Girl

Iron Girl in Training_badgeIron Girl Half Marathon happens this Sunday in Clearwater. I’ve trained as best as I could.  Could I have trained better, harder with more hills?  Perhaps, but I think Sarasota Half Marathon counts for something.

I pushed my sprints.

I’ve made time for my running.

I ate as well as I could despite all the Easter candy.

That’s all behind me.  This Sunday, it’s go time.  I will beat my Iron Girl time from two years ago by at least 15 minutes.

Those bridges don’t scare me!  I survived the Big Mama Bridge of Sarasota!

Bring on the bridges!

And after I show those bridges who’s boss, I’ll wear this Iron Girl Clearwater Causeway bridge boasting medal proudly!


Because the essence of Iron Girl is about boasting pushing yourself beyond the limits with Iron Girl grace.  Bridges are just the beginning.

And so is Clearwater.

I am a (wild) Iron Girl.

What’s moving you and pushing you beyond the limits this week?

For Music Mondays, I’m now teaming up with my good friend and fellow Marathon Mama, Chrissy.

Visit Xmas Dolly and Jade Louise Designs for more Music Monday.


  1. Caroline Calcote says:

    Ahhhh, I haven’t been running at all since the Sarasota Half Marathon! I’m going to be mostly walking the Iron Girl 5K, and it will still be a great time I know. My very first “official” 5K ever was the Iron Girl 5K many years ago that I walked with a friend. That was my first road race ever also! See you there 🙂

  2. Nanci @ This Crazy Life of Mine says:

    I am super excited about the Iron Girl Half! It will be my first Iron Girl event. I’m no longer afraid of the bridges since I’ve been going out there two times a week for a few weeks now and running bridge repeats. Bring. It. On. I PR’d at Sarasota (by over 12 minutes!) so I don’t think there will be a new PR this weekend but I’ll enjoy every minute of it!

  3. Xmasdolly says:

    I wish I could run, but just walking to my house to the street makes me put a hurtin on my back, but my goal is one step at a time, but my goal for this year is to stop pushing the pain aside, and fix the dam thing, and I would like to start riding my bike first. I dream about riding. Dave and I use to ride our bikes around the river every weekend, and now I haven’t done that since 2007 🙁 I really miss it. I envy you my friend. Great song picks. These are not so much the beat & melody, but the words are so meaningful! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Haley says:

    I am running the half on Sunday too. I haven’t committed to the bridge work as much as I could have, but I am still running it hard. My first Iron Girl! So excited!!! Good Luck to you.

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