It’s easy to lose sight of why running is fun. Setting goals is fine but it can sometimes add pressure and soon, running becomes a stress adder instead of de-stressor. Goal setting is a basic element of my personality. I enjoy achieving goals, even falling short is okay in the quest for improvement. Last year though, I think I got a bit too caught up with my running goals and I ended up disappointed in Chicago. Even though I still…..
There are many things Hubby and I share and one of them is NOT making a big deal about Valentine’s Day. We don’t get each other cards or make a big deal out of it because we try to make every day of our marriage special. Not that every day is like a romance movie or super special; we just try to communicate or show our love for each other all the time rather than on one day. In Jan…..
Run the Edge started an all-year challenge; run or walk 2,015 miles in 2015. I pulled together a team of 3 to motivate each other throughout the year. We are all aiming for individual goals of 1008 miles and we agreed that they’d all be running miles. First order of business: select a team name. I threw out the idea “Tuff-e-Nuff” and my teammates, Ginny and Tom, all liked it so that was easy enough. Ginny is my sister in…..
Short post today. It has taken me over 4 weeks to get my website renewed via my publisher. What a total journey of absolute frustration! But let’s not dwell on negative things. My website is now up and running again, so let’s get started! I felt a bit lost after running the Chicago Marathon. I did PR but I didn’t hit the goal I had worked so hard for and I felt a bit discouraged. I ran a HM race…..
On Oct 12th I ran the Chicago Marathon, with ~50k runners! My first major, international marathon and my first “destination race.” It was an amazing experience and it’s taken several weeks post race for me to absorb it all.
First, let me say that I am very blessed. I am grateful that I can run marathons and I do not take that for granted. I am also grateful…..
My dear friend and West Point classmate, Susan Spieth, invited me to participate in a Blog Hop titled, My Writing Process. You can check out Susan’s blog and learn about her book at http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7373277.Susan I Spieth/blog. …..
I ran my 15th career half-marathon (HM) in June, the Hospital Hill Half-Marathon in KC, Missouri. It’s a very hilly course and it’s ususally quite warm so this is a race that I run as a tune-up up for my fall marathon. It’s also fun to participate in a race with a rich history that gives out great race swag. This year, all participants received a very nice backpack! But the most unique thing about this year’s Hospital Hill was…..
Despite the seemingly endless grip of winter, spring race season is finally here! This year will be slightly less aggressive for me compared to last year’s 7 half-marathons and 1 full marathon. Why? Well, it’s not entirely by plan. That hamstring injury in late December set me back quite a bit for off-season base building and forced me to alter my plans for running a spring marathon. I always try…..
“What is the effective range of an excuse, Cadet?!” “Zero, Sir!” Simple exchange between upperclassmen and Plebe (freshman) at the Academy that has stuck with me through the years. Yes, there can be reasons but very, very rarely are there excuses. Pretty much never.
And so as we continue to be gripped by a frigid and snowy winter, what is a runner to do? Yes, the treadmill is an…..
Now that I’m finally past my hamstring injury and getting back into my running we end up with Polar Vortex 2 and now snow. Sigh. Six inches of snow would normally mean retreating to the treadmill but thanks to Hubby, the new snow gave me an opportunity to try my “screw shoes.” A runner friend suggested that I try them so that I could run through the winter outside. …..