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]

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]