In the past quarter I have done just as much (or more) than I did in the whole first half of the year. Mostly, that is because I was training for the half marathon. I feel WAY better about where I am in relation to making my goals today than I did last June when… Continue reading Quarterly Updates and Other Such Nonsense
When I plan my long runs, I pick locations where there's a potty station every two miles to mimic a race course as closely as possible. With my hour bladder, there are other benefits to having restrooms along my path. Two of my sisters and one of my daughters are runners. I have heard STELLAR… Continue reading Silly Walks
I mentioned the exhaustion the yesterday. So much exhaustion and fatigue. How about a little background: Last December I was feeling a little off so I talked to my doc about it. It's pretty unusual for me to talk to the doc about anything because I just don't go (aside my from my annual lady-doc… Continue reading Nervous Tick
It's my recovery week. This means that I allow my body to recover. The trick here is to get the brain to accept that there is plenty of time in the training plan to allow this to happen. Therein lies the problem. Last week was an excellent training week. I accomplished nearly ALL of what… Continue reading Exhaustion
Guess who ran HAPPY in the really low humidity on Saturday? This girl! Guess who WALKED up the short, albeit steep AF hill behind me? This girl! Guess who was SUPER glad to be outside on a beautiful morning? This girl! Guess who felt SUCCESSFUL for the first time during this training segment? This… Continue reading Happy Running
With age comes wisdom, right? That's what they say, anyway! Well, I'm trying to gain wisdom, but it's been a decades long struggle. The workout plan yesterday was hill repeats. Walk around the lake to warm up the old legs (even though it was hotter than hell outside and ALL THE THINGS were already warm).… Continue reading Learning To Listen
Today I begin "official" training for my very first half marathon! EEP! I'm a bit nervous about beginning. I hope my ankle holds up. I hope my plantar fasciitis doesn't flair up. I hope I don't die from heat exhaustion in the crazy humidity. I hope to be able to complete it. It's nice… Continue reading And We Begin!!!!