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]

Everyone should Run Like a Mother!

I'd heard about the book Run Like A Mother and had been meaning to check it out. Got to read a few pages with the "Look Inside" feature on Amazon and I was hooked. I quickly downloaded the book to my Kindle (love that instant gratification!) and … [Continue reading]

First Race Report!!!

My first race report -- feels so good to say that!Quite simply, I had so much fun this morning!The whole family was up and out fairly easily this morning. The boys were really excited to go cheer on mom and while I was initially a little nervous when … [Continue reading]

In Praise of Yamuna Body Rolling

A few weeks ago in one of my many attempts to clean my hall closet, I came across my Yamuna Body Rolling balls tucked away on a shelf. I decided to put them to use again and now I cannot imagine why I ever let them disappear into the abyss of my … [Continue reading]

Pain is temporary

Pain is temporary.  It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.  If I quit, however, it lasts forever.                                                     --Lance … [Continue reading]

Final week in the books

Finished my last run of the C25K program. I wish I could say it was a great run but let's just say humidity, hills and an angry stomach made for a very l-o-n-g three miles! Note to self -- choose what you eat the night before a run wisely!On the … [Continue reading]

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]