I’m trying to figure out why running another half-marathon in six weeks feels easier than working on my book. Why am I willing to put on my running shoes and go outside for a run, but picking up the edits to my chapters paralyzes me? For a week now I’ve been trying to answer all… Continue reading Only One Step
Earlier this week I began fretting over the weather for today’s Carmel (Half) Marathon. Every day I looked at the weather app hoping it would change, but it never did. So I posted this picture on social media asking my running friends for advice on what to wear. I got some good tips and I… Continue reading Badass Badge? Check!
It’s only been five weeks since my last race. The app I use for training didn’t have a five week half marathon training plan (go figure), so I used a 10k plan to help keep me moving for the race this morning. I’m not sure it was the best plan, but I just needed to… Continue reading Number Fifteen
I can hardly believe what happened today. I didn’t sleep well the past two nights. I was on vacation for the last week. Although I still went out for runs, I was eating differently, sleeping in a strange bed and overall just not in my normal routine. I usually have a big pasta dinner the… Continue reading I Did It Again
As the Camino approached I knew I needed to make some adjustments in my schedule. For the last year or so I’ve had the unlimited package at my yoga studio. Knowing that I would be gone or very busy for most of June and anticipating the arrival of our puppy in July, I decided to… Continue reading My Eye Kept Twitching
Today I ran my thirteenth 13.1 race – and I beat my best time by 3:20 minutes! I trained really well this winter (there wasn’t much of a spring). For several of my long runs I paced at 10 minutes per mile. However, that was in 40-degree weather with no humidity. Last week I ran… Continue reading Thirteen
While talking with my colleague the topic of grief came up. She mentioned how a mutual acquaintance once said something to the effect of, “one grief story is one grief story.” In other words, no two are alike. I agree, but it also highlights the loneliness of grief. No one, anywhere, can understand exactly what… Continue reading A Beautiful Life
Last Saturday I was feeling anxious about the possibility of rain (of course, it didn’t rain) so I opted to run 10 miles on the treadmill. Worst.Idea.Ever. Oh, it was miserable. Even when it’s hot and humid out there’s at least a breeze created when I move forward. On a treadmill there is no breeze.… Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Running
My Facebook memories for today are full of Denali birthday posts (Andrew too, but I guess Denali is more photogenic lol). I can hardly believe she’s ten. We’ve been together since she was 9 weeks old. As I’ve been thinking about her birthday, I’ve come up with a few lists about my baby dog. What… Continue reading She’s 10!
The first time I stepped outside to run as a form of exercise was the summer of 2004. I didn’t have an iPhone or any GPS device. I don’t know how far I ran or what my pace was. After a few months I developed my first stress fracture. I decided running wasn’t for me.… Continue reading The Fastest