random observations from the road

Hit the road this morning to start the final week of the C25K program . It was an absolutely picture perfect morning and I actually turned my iPod off (gasp!) and just took in the run. it is amazing how many drivers are busy doing something else … [Continue reading]

Impossible is Nothing

"Impossible is just a big word thrown around bysmall men  who find it easier to live in the worldthey've been given than to explore the powerthey have to change it.  Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion.  Impossible is not a declaration. It's a … [Continue reading]

Another first – a rain run

I am seriously what you could call a "fair weather" runner and have used the weather as my excuse for why I couldn't run. "It's too cold," "It's too hot"...or (the most often used) "It's raining!" That is until this morning. I had planned to run at 6 … [Continue reading]

Cross-training Mommy Style

So does playing soccer with my 4 yr-old while simultaneously playing football with my German Shepherd count towards my cross-training for this week? Or, given how much running back and forth across the yard I did with the dog, maybe I should count it … [Continue reading]

Monday’s Motivation

"You've got to get up every morning with motivation if you're gonna go to bed with satisfaction"                                                       -- Lomier 'Nuf said in my book!Starting week 8 of C25K !! 2.75 mile runs, plus I'm adding … [Continue reading]

Warning…I’m going caffeine free!

I'm getting ready to start the UltraSimple Diet on Sunday, and among other things I'm eliminating caffeine...a very BIG deal for me!  Seriously, I should have a sign around my neck warning people to approach me at their own risk!I don't really think … [Continue reading]

It’s National Running Day!

Today is National Running Day!  The goal of this movement is to nationally promote running as a healthy, easy and accessible form of exercise for people of all ages. I especially like the fact that one of the stated missions on the National Running … [Continue reading]

Signed up for my first race

OK I did it - I bit the bullet and signed up for a 5K! On Sunday, June 27th I'll be running in the 2010 New Charles River Run! It's a nice flat course around the beautiful Charles River in Boston. After reading others' race reports, I was … [Continue reading]

Dare to Achieve

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."                                      - Robert F Kennedy … [Continue reading]

Nike Triax+ 13 Product Review**

I've now been running in this shoe, both on the track and on road for about 2 weeks now and there are just so many things I love about my new Nike Structure Triax+13 running shoes: felt good right out of the box which was not the case with my … [Continue reading]