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]

To My Angry Left Leg

Dear Angry Left Leg -I thought you and I had reached an understanding a while ago. I thought you had finally taken your toys and gone home. But, after running pain free for 3 weeks, I see that you're back and clearly your mood hasn't improved! In … [Continue reading]

I want to be like Mike

"I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something.  But I can't accept not trying."   --Michael Jordan Just came across this quote recently and I love it! (And the fact that it comes from my all-time favorite basketball player is just an added … [Continue reading]

Sunday morning solitude

Despite my overwhelming desire to sleep in on a Sunday morning, this is quickly becoming my favorite day of the week to get a run in!Early on a Sunday morning there's is no commuter traffic to dodge. Instead "traffic" this morning consisted of a … [Continue reading]

Friday Shout Outs

Happy Friday!Boy that was a fast week! Looking forward to hanging out with the family this weekend and getting in a little beach time!Wanted to send out some Friday Shout-outs to: Mel at Tall Mom on the Run for her "High Five Fridays" and the … [Continue reading]

Catching Excellence

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. - Vince Lombardi I start my 10k training plan this week! After checking out a bunch of plans, I'm going with Runner's World Smart Coach. I like that with Smart Coach … [Continue reading]

Chatter brain

Maybe it was the shock of the early hour (first time before 6!) or maybe it was the humidity but my brain was in overdrive this morning..... how can it STILL be this HOT!?! And why am I out here?!? ok you're out here so you can either whine about it … [Continue reading]

New Motivation – New Race

Instead of an inspirational quote for this week's Monday Motivation, I chose to register for another race....and this time it's a 10k! After years of hearing so much about the spirit and camaraderie of this event, I decided this morning to register … [Continue reading]

July already?!?!

July already?!?! I know everybody seems to be saying that but it really does feel like the first half of this year flew by in a blink…especially the month of June. When I laced up for my run yesterday I realized it was my first run in two months … [Continue reading]