Nagging knees and future planning

I've been babying my left knee following Monday's race. I did go to my usual Pilates class on Wednesday and ventured out for a comfortable 3 mile run on Thursday. All seemed well, until Friday morning when my overly excited German Shepherd came … [Continue reading]

Race report – My 1st 10k

Another first for me - on Monday I took on the Tufts 10k for Women! My first race at this distance and definitely the biggest sporting event I had ever participated in!My friend Kathy was also running, so we decided to head into together on the … [Continue reading]

A random Wednesday…

Is it just me or is this week crawling along?It's still raining in the northeast, and over the past couple of days I've wondered if we should start pairing up the animals two by two?But I'm trying hard NOT to diss Mother Nature because the forecast … [Continue reading]

Hello October!

Despite the hectic pace of September, I logged 70 miles - my highest monthly mileage so far!And now it's October - race month! I have been inspired by many of you training for your marathons, halfs, 10ks and 5ks. It's helped me to stay focused and … [Continue reading]

Open letter to Mother Nature

Dear Mother Nature -OK girlfriend it's time you and I had a little chat!Have you looked at your calendar lately?It's officially fall!! Here in the northeast that means, leaf peeping, apple picking and cooler temps! I didn't slog it out running in the … [Continue reading]

Couple of Friday Shout Outs

Whew it's Friday again! I feel like I've been in a whirlwind ever since the kids went back to school. Hopefully by this time next week we'll all feel more settled into a rhythm around here.Five miles with three at tempo was on the schedule for this … [Continue reading]

In no particular order

The running gods continue to be kind to me after Friday's arse kicking! Today's run was smooth, easy 5K. Thank you Universe I'll have another! I've surprised myself that despite the beautiful fall temperatures we've been experiencing … [Continue reading]

Beauty of short-term memory

One thing I've learned as I've started to work to increase my mileage, is how important it is to have a short-term memory. If you dwell on a bad run, that run's impact can last for more than for just those few miles...and self-doubt is not a pretty … [Continue reading]

Voice of a 5 year-old

Today was a tough run. One of those runs where you want to scream - "Why am I doing this?!?" On paper it was suppose to be a 5 miler, with 3 miles at tempo pace. Instead it turned into a test of wills. Thick humidity, intermittent rain and some … [Continue reading]

4 Weeks to Go!!

If you think you can do it, or if you think you can't do it you are right                                      -- Henry Ford In just 4 short weeks I'll be lining up to run the Tufts 10k for Women. This is a race I have thought about running for … [Continue reading]