Health and Fitness

Interim Plans

Springtime in Missouri. This means that we have random snow showers, LOTS of rain showers, plenty of sunny days, plenty of gloomy days. The old cliche is true: If you're tired of the weather, wait five minutes and it'll change. I always thought this was strictly a Missouri thing, but I see people saying that… Continue reading Interim Plans

Health and Fitness, Running

Ever Changing Plans

The best laid plans, as always, aren't what they started out to be.  After three fairly stressful weeks, I have ditched the half marathon plan. At some point, I may decide to go for it again, but for now I am content to do my normal Mississippi 7K race. The reality of my life right… Continue reading Ever Changing Plans

Family and Relationships, Health and Fitness, Races/Events, Running

Week 4 – Recovery

I've mentioned a number of times that recovery weeks are difficult for me. They're mentally exhausting. I don't sit well. I don't "do nothing" well. My recovery weeks typically consist of lots of walking and lots of yoga. You know, enough to keep the old body moving and flexible with as little impact as possible.… Continue reading Week 4 – Recovery

Health and Fitness, Races/Events, Running

Three Weeks Strong

Can I get a collective DEEP SIGH!? I survived another week of half marathon training! Whoo Hoo! Three weeks down. Nine weeks to go. And best of all....this coming up week is my RECOVERY WEEK!!! Recovery week. I get to give my legs a break! This past week has been so hard. Monday: Hill repeats.… Continue reading Three Weeks Strong

Health and Fitness, Running

Done Ditty Done Done Done – Week 2

Week two has been a helluva week. Filled with strength, melt downs, pulling it together, a few more melt downs, confidence issues, and basically blood, sweat, and tears. Why is training so hard? Towards the end of my long run last week my knee started aching again. The same knee that began the achy thing… Continue reading Done Ditty Done Done Done – Week 2