Even Marathoners have goals to which they aspire. My friend and mentor, Marathon Brian became an Ironman today! Yea — it’s not a Super Hero — but it’s d@mn close!!! Read the rest of this entry
I’m feeling better. My cold, fever, stomach ache, etc seem to have gone. I’m relieved. Cuz tomorrow is Sunday, Long Run Day. I have 10 miles on the “To-Do” list tomorrow. In addition to feeling crappy, all week-long I’ve been feeling kind of low, emotionally. I don’t feel like I’ve had any “wins” this week, and it was bringing me down. My ambition fell along with my feelings (nah, really?)….until it felt like I had to scrape it up off the floor like a dried up old paint spot.
It was time for an Emotional Intervention! Read the rest of this entry
Work took me to Baltimore for two days. I go down on the train with some colleagues. It’s not a bad trip all in all. Some local ladies showed me the jogging path around the Harbor area, so I managed to get my run in. It was a run/walk truly. Not my best. But Whatever! Read the rest of this entry
Do you ever use the technique of “visualization” to help propel yourself through something challenging? Oh I do. While I’m running on Sunday, I use a.l.l. those miles to create my perfect marathon dream scenario. Come on, I’ll show you. Read the rest of this entry
Heading to the scale at my Weight Watchers meeting on Saturday morning, when I’ve had an awesome, strong week of running and eating — feels exciting, powerful. The past two Saturdays, I got on the scale and faced a loss of .8 of a pound. Two weeks in a row. My initial reaction was — AGGGHHH, not enough!! I should have lost more! MORE! MOOOOREEE!!! But my husband Peter pulled me aside both weeks and reminded me of what is important.
Progress. Slow and Steady Progress. (Remember the Turtle??) Yea….I almost forgot about her……. Read the rest of this entry
Inspiration comes from a whole host of places. This morning … it was Eeyore. LOL, yea — the little sad grey donkey from Winnie the Pooh stories. If you read my blog yesterday, you get it. If not…You’re LATE! Where have you been??? Read the rest of this entry
So the rain came through like a Blustery Day! A torrential downpour that would have flooded the Hundred Acre Woods for sure, but it managed to clear up for my morning run. I was prepared to be out there, regardless of the weather. So I had that going for me. But kind of like sad little Eeyore – I managed to bring my own “little black rain cloud” with me this morning. I didn’t like today’s run. No, not a nip. I’d try to look on the bright side….if I could find it! Read the rest of this entry
…I’ve got to run another day! Read the rest of this entry
So, how did it feel to run 10 miles? Let me tell ya. Read the rest of this entry
The long run sits on Sundays……double digit runs that start at almost the longest mileage I have EVER done….and climb into the stratosphere to 22 miles or something insane like that! Marathon Brian has told me — the running during the week made him more weary — because it’s day after day, and then ya gotta get ready for work and go do that! “The long run, on Sunday — was enjoyable“, he said. Ohh -Key -Doh – Key!! Read the rest of this entry