About me

It sure is hard to find a running blog to which I can relate.  Are you like me, trying to become a better runner while navigating the rest of life?  My husband Dan and I are 30-somethings, on active duty in the army, and currently live in and love Kansas' first city, Leavenworth!  We are both busily developing our careers and pursuing hobbies (like running!) and enjoy the time we get to spend together and with our dog Nugget and our silly backyard chickens.  We love that the army enables us to live and serve all over the world.  

When not running (or fretting about not running), we ride road and mountain bikes, ski and snowboard, I bake (and Dan eats piles of) cookies, and we look forward to moving to snowier mountains one day.  I like citrus flavors, the color orange, and knitting/crochet.

I don't do Facebook - deactivating my personal account has eliminated unnecessary drama and negativity in life and much increased my time (for running or anything) and happiness.  
Please reach me instead at realworldrunner [at] gmail [dot] com.

I recently signed up for twitter, but don't do that anymore either.

My pictures are terrible, I doctor none of them, and I use my iPad, iPhone and Canon Rebel interchangeably.

Love, Mags (a real world runner herself)

My PRs (always a work in progress!):
Other races I love:
Cycling events I love: