Sunday morning dawned – actually pre-dawn – wet and cold. A quick check of the weather web site indicated it was 41F and raining at the start line. Better yet, the wind chill was 36F. Now came the big decisions. Keep the short sleeve shirt? Hope the rain will end? Wear a jacket? I put… Continue reading Wineglass Marathon – Race Recap II: The Actual Race
I have wanted to run Wineglass Marathon for over a year. I decided in July 2010 I was going to run a marathon. I just didn’t get registered in time to run the 2010 edition of Wineglass. Fate had it that my first marathon was the 2011 Myrtle Beach and Wineglass – a local marathon… Continue reading Wineglass Marathon – Race Recap I
I know that goals not put in writing are just dreams. Next Sunday’s marathon is not a dream but an actual race so my feelings are I need to put some goals down in writing. By this time next Sunday, I will have started my second marathon. I have never run Wineglass before but… Continue reading Goal Time
Very few words as I am typing with fewer fingers than normal – story for another day. Here are my photos from the 2010 Wineglass Marathon. Sorry John, Chris and Mike – I didn’t see you all out there on the road. Also wish I could have noticed Claire from the front but having never… Continue reading Wineglass Marathon
When you set a long-term goal, how do you tell if you are making progress? Do you break it down into small steps and check those off as you go? I am talking about my running goalS for the year. My first goal, which was set near the end of January, was to run a… Continue reading Goal Adjustment
Distance dreaming! Yes, I am. As I said a while back, I am running my first marathon this fall. The great thing is I have found a whole group of people who are also first time long distance runners. Abbi of Higher Miles decided that support is helpful to all of us. Abbi and I… Continue reading Distance Dreamers
After my day at church on Sunday, I went with my fifth child to a live music festival. We both love live music and have somewhat similar tastes or can at least tolerate each other’s varied tastes in music. There will be more about the music in the near future. I saw a friend there… Continue reading The Long Solo Run
I was sitting having dinner with a good friend on Thursday evening. Dinner was delicious – couscous, green pepper, onion, tilapia all together with a citrus vinaigrette. We each had a glass of cold chardonnay. It had been a long, hot day and it was nice to have adult conversation with dinner. My friend, in the… Continue reading Is There a Marathon in My Future?