Taboo Topic- Running Injuries

Are you superstitious? I am. One of my superstitions is this fear of jinxing myself when it comes to discussing certain topics out loud. You may have noticed that I shy away from a certain topic in particular…. Running Injuries   Ahhh!  I said it out loud! Time to knock on wood… Aside from my random-out-of-nowhere-still-can’t-explain-how-or […]

I Ran A Great Race But Not Ready For Summer To End

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  I didn’t get a trophy this year but I must say, I was really pleased with the race so let’s discuss…. I got real lucky that it didn’t rain during the race. I say lucky because the drizzling on my windshield as I drove to the race suddenly reminded me that I completely forgot to bring […]

Honey Dijon String Beans – Recipe

  My horoscope had a theme over the weekend: “You will be more likely to succeed if you are following your heart” and “Personally and professionally, following your heart and your dreams is the only way to go.” I guess I was on to something for myself on Friday… I kept this in mind during […]

Physical Fitness Tests and Building Up To Running

  I have come to realize how important it is to allow life to just happen and not worry so much about figuring out all of the details in advance. I very rarely plan out blog posts. I may have ideas in mind for the upcoming week or jot down quick notes on topics I want […]

Thinking Out Loud – Too Much Information

  Before we get into our Thinking Out Loud fun for today, the winner of the Gardein Coupon Giveaway is: Kelly D! – Kelly, please email me so that I can get those coupons out to you as soon as possible! Thank you all for your comments. It looks like most of you have already tried […]

An Icy Run and Lunch With The Parkinson’s Alliance

  Remember last week when I mentioned I should wear my glasses more often? Well, the 39 degrees that I thought the television was displaying yesterday morning was more like 29 degrees. 29 degrees is still “warm” enough for me to take my run outside but the part I didn’t factor in to this run […]

Today’s Long Run And The Fitfriend App

39 degrees with sunshine this morning certainly made 13.1 miles comfortable and almost summer-like.   I had my usual long run partners with me: The worst part about my run today was dropping my last jelly bean. I never sweat the small stuff but I will admit losing the last bean bothered me more than […]

Ice Packs, Pineapple and Stretching

Good Morning! It is actually quite gloomy outside today – damp, chilly and rain in the forecast. I, however, am in my usual sunshiny mood at this early hour…don’t hate me for being a morning person. I am pleased to report to you that yesterday’s run was by far the best I have had in easily two weeks. […]

Making The Switch

I had every intention of unplugging myself from the virtual world for the entire weekend but I wanted to pop in and say hello. Hello! Ok, really, I had a few things to say that just couldn’t wait. First, my long run yesterday morning was simply fabulous. No, I did not chick that guy on my […]

You Just Got Chicked and a Bestowed Box Discount

I must inform you about my run yesterday morning. Mile 1 pace – 9:30 min/mile I knew my legs were tired before I even began and my pace confirmed the fatigue. I knew I was going to be pushing to even complete my minimum run requirement of 4 miles but I agreed with my lower half to just run […]