As the saying goes, you don’t always appeciate something until you lose it. So very true! Throughout my illness (pneumonia) I sorely missed running. So now that I’m on my “Journey Back,” I have a new perspective about the sport I love. Often, when you’ve taken a period away from running for whatever reasons, the road back is a rough one. For me, it has been hard but not at all sufferable. I am so happy to be running again…..
Rest. That dirty, “4 letter word” to runners! Yet that is exactly what the doctor said I must do. Rest. It was Feb 6th and I was suffering from severe chest congestion and was having great difficulty breathing. I am rarely sick; not even a sniffle. Yet here I was in great distress and resorting to visiting the doctor……
Can you believe that it’s already 2017?? And the first work week of January is already behind us! Time seems to go by so quickly. It was 16 degrees today and sunny. I was tempted to run outside but experience has taught me that when I run in temps below 25 degrees I usually end up with a…..
Hello everyone; it’s been a long time! The journey has continued and I’m not going to lie and say that everything is ok now. I miss Dad so much and even more when I go home to visit Mom. The old saying is so true, to take one day at a time. Because of the turmoil…..
There’s nothing like a beautiful, sunny, warm day to blow up any and all excuses for exercise! I was slowly getting back into my running routine but I really needed this beautiful weather to jumpstart my motivation. Yes, it’s been tough since my Dad passed. But it’s time to move forward; it’s time to cope with reality; it’s…..
Perspective is an amazing thing. It keeps us real. It keeps us humble. It helps us to focus on what’s important.
I think having some way to self-check your perspective on life is very important and doing it routinely is even more important. Not once a year as a resolution. I’m saying weekly at least. Think about the level of “busyness” in your life. Caring for your family and the related chores, your fitness schedule, your nutrition plan for…..
It has been two months since my Dad passed, unexpectedly. He was 73 and lived large. He never sat on the bench in the game of life; he was a hard core player of the game; and his sudden passing left us all in shock. My Mom, older than Dad by 11 years, has been quite a trooper…..
Marathon #5, Prairie Fire in Wichita, KS is in the books! And, it was definitely an adventure! I knew the weather forecasted for a warm day so I had already adjusted my pace goal accordingly, which meant no PR. Heat + humidity = slow going for me. So….I wrapped my brain around the goal of finishing and stretch goal of breaking five hours. It was 61 degrees and 86% humidity at the start, which wasn’t too bad. The course was…..
The last week before a marathon I become nervous about everything…every sniffle, people coughing around me, every ache or niggle. Last Sat I ran my last long run before the race and I was in St Louis, in unfamiliar territory. We were staying next to a mall and Hubby measured that one lap around the mall = 1.2 miles. My…..
It is easier than ever to access information now on just about any topic. So when you decide to run a half or full marathon, do your homework! Yes, it’s fine to get advice from runner blogs and FB pages but it is wise to seek information from professional sources as well. After you do a little homework and are…..