Chatter brain hits the track

Training plan called for speedwork this morning so off to the track I went....and chatter brain was there waiting for me. My abs can still feel the effects of last night's pilates class - love my pilates instructor but I think she was trying to kill … [Continue reading]

Today I asked my body to go

When I woke up this morning, my first thought was that I'm now moving into new territory for me as a runner. The long run on my plan today called for 6 miles. 6 miles? Really? While I may have run five on occasion waaay back in college, I can say … [Continue reading]

Friday Shout Outs!

Ready to dive into what looks like a great weekend and wanted to send along some Friday Shout Outs! to Beth at Shut Up and Run for not only being featured in her local paper, but also for the great interview she got to do with Dean Karnazes! … [Continue reading]

5 miles of Frogger

My pilates class Wednesday night was a killer (my abs are still sore) and when this morning rolled around I knew there was no way I could muster the energy for my first scheduled tempo run. Well I knew I wasn't heading for the gym for another session … [Continue reading]

Hello Monday!

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.                                                      -- John Quincy Adams Well after this busy past week filled with birthday celebrations for … [Continue reading]

First encounter with the dreaded ‘Mill

I've gotten a glimpse into what my winter training will look like and I gotta say...I'm afraid! Let me explain...I did my first run on the treadmill. (cue the cheesy horror movie shrieks!) Yesterday morning for the first time since starting my … [Continue reading]

Motivation in the dog days of summer

Well Hello August....you sure did make an appearance quickly! So it's the beginning of a new month -  what's on deck for August?I'll be working through weeks 4 - 7 of my 10k training program. That means a minimum of 54 miles, a fair amount of … [Continue reading]

A Few Friday Shout-Outs!!

It's Friday again and it's a glorious day here in my neck of the woods. Picture perfect day with no humidity for a change! My youngest and the dog are already tugging at me to get outside...but before I do, a few Friday Shout-Outs to share:to Paige … [Continue reading]

Just plugging along…

The goal this morning was simple....just get in a couple of pain-free miles. After having it out with my angry left leg last week, I gave in to a couple days of rest, stretching and ice. But this morning I was determined to get out on the road, no … [Continue reading]

Friday Shout Outs – Go Gals for Cal!

I want to dedicate this week's Friday Shout Out to my friend Kathy and her team Gals for Cal! This great group of women have come together to raise awareness and funds to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).  Did you know that Duchenne is the … [Continue reading]