Health and Fitness, Running

That Sort Of Day

Saw this today and chuckled. Why IS it so hard? I have to physically stop myself from talking about it. I think I know why. Training is all consuming. We eat, sleep, and breathe working to get ready for a big race. When the race is done, what is left to occupy our minds? The… Continue reading That Sort Of Day

Health and Fitness, Running

Quarterly Updates and Other Such Nonsense

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

MO Cowbell, Races/Events, Running

Culmination Of Hell

In the last month there has been a lot of silence. Everywhere. Silence. I think I may have run out of words. Too frustrated to come up with them. Frustration at work. Frustration at my place off the grid. Frustration at our political environment. Frustration with race training. Frustration with health issues. Just....frustration. The culmination… Continue reading Culmination Of Hell

Health and Fitness, MO Cowbell, Running

Silly Walks

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

Health and Fitness, MO Cowbell, Races/Events, Running

Happy Running

  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