A little weekend rambling

Some days just call for bullets points..... Ran 7 miles for the first time this morning....and best of all, I felt really good afterwards! It's funny how much farther 7 miles seems than 6. I'm sure I'll feel the same way the first time I do … [Continue reading]

My Virtual 4 Miler

Actually the miles were real  -- it was the race that was virtual! A couple of weeks ago MCM Mama announced her "Mama Goes Masters" virtual race in honor of her 40th birthday. Options were to run 4.0 miles, 8.25 miles (her birthday) or....for the … [Continue reading]

Focusing on what works

The other day I came across a daily tip from Peaceful Daily that really struck a chord with me -- to focus on what is right with you. How often do you stop and ask yourself that question - "What is right with me?" While I'm enjoying this journey I'm … [Continue reading]

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]