It’s been one year. It’s been six years. Two different milestones but really two very interconnected milestones. Six years ago, I toed the line at my first marathon. My mother was a big cheerleader in my running. She never said I shouldn’t do it because I’m too old, I’ll hurt my knees or any of… Continue reading It’s Been a Year
With a new year starting, I am sure most of us runners are plotting out our 2016 race schedule. I know I like to have a list of races by the beginning of the year for several reasons. I don’t want to miss a great January race. I also find I manage to keep my mileage steady if I… Continue reading Do You Re-Run Races?
You are probably thinking that the title to this post is pretty obvious. How else could people run in circles on a track for miles? Run in places, essentially, on a treadmill – again for miles? A person would have to be pretty inventive, right? Let’s talk about some every day products that runners –… Continue reading Runners Are Inventive People
Just before I put the new calendar on the wall in my kitchen – yes, I still have a paper calendar – I had someone ask me if I had a race planned for May yet. Did I want to run the inaugural Herald of Victory marathon which will be in my current area? If… Continue reading Spring Racing Schedule
With the beginning of each new year comes the reminder to renew my membership to my local running club. If you are a runner, you should do the same. Below is a piece I wrote several years ago. If a membership in your local running club was not on your holiday wish list, consider joining… Continue reading Join a Running Club
Disclaimer: I read this book through the publisher Penguin’s First to Read program. I used points from reviewing books to ensure I received an advance copy. Tom Foreman writes a beautiful tale of love and training. You may recognize his name from journalism pieces on CNN but I want to focus on the non-fiction book… Continue reading My Year of Running Dangerously – Book Review
Oh yes! I recall saying I was going to do the Runner’s World streak from Memorial Day to July 4th. Well, I didn’t even move every day in there. I ran some distance every day the first week. And the second week. The third week I ran six days. That gives me 20 days in… Continue reading Movement Streak
The year is half over and I need to check in with my goals and challenges that I started at the beginning of the year. Things are not looking good but I can turn this year around if I concentrate and am consistent. Fitness I’m sticking with my not running a full marathon this… Continue reading Goal Revisit
Where has the first half of 2015 gone? I know it is gone but I cannot believe the year is half over. This also means I am only three months out from getting a year closer to an age group change. Ha! Today, while I look over my goals for the year and see how… Continue reading Happy July!
Yes, today! It’s National Running Day. Last month there was National Walking Day. I love to run. I love to walk. What I want, though – and haven’t seen or heard of yet, is National Move It Day. Running is fantastic. I never thought I would run a 5K, let alone a marathon. That was… Continue reading Happy Day!