One of the many things I’ve learned from running is pacing. Many beginners tend to start off too quickly whether it is a long training run or a local road race. The object is to find your pace so that you can run efficiently throughout the race and finish with a kick. Ironically I’m slow… Continue reading Pacing
This is a word that’s been in the forefront of my thoughts for a while now… Why does it seem more difficult for people to commit more now than ever? Commitment is an issue we deal with every day in almost every aspect of our lives. Relationships are built upon it, showing up for work,… Continue reading Commitment…
Two weeks ago I was rear ended in bumper to bumper traffic, the accident woke me up to a new view. We’ve all have been there (most of us) minding our own business and then “BAM” out of nowhere you’re now here… with a smashed in back bumper, trunk and a sore neck and back. So between… Continue reading Single Focus
This past week has been trying. I was in an accident on my way to work (rear-ended by a distracted driver in bumper to bumper traffic). I didn’t exactly have the most cooperative insurance agent (in her defense I was a bit shaken up). Then there are the all too many sad posts on Facebook… Continue reading Running with Gratitude…
Ok, I so got this from Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty… In my defense I’ve thought about this topic frequently — Almost every time I run! Let me begin by saying I dress for comfort and function. I own two pairs of dressy shoes one pair for warm weather the other pair for cold. So if you… Continue reading Run Pretty?
I’ve been off from work this last week of December. It’s a time I celebrate the holidays and take inventory of the past year, while looking ahead to goals for next year – It is a time for me to go “Off The Rails.” Yes, I leave my very scheduled disciplined life to experience the… Continue reading Off The Rails
Last December on a whim I decided to enter the Amica Newport Half Marathon. It was held yesterday and yes I ran and completed it, here are my thoughts on that run. Mile one; December of 2016 reading through my emails I notice one from Grey Matter Marketing announcing the Amica Newport Marathon. Deciding this… Continue reading 13.1 Thoughts
Ever have one of those days when all aspects of “your” time on the planet align? The past 24 hours have been that way for me… First the past, yesterday would’ve been my father’s 88th birthday — I spent the day remembering and celebrating him, first with a simple Facebook post acknowledging his birthday. Which… Continue reading Past,Present,Future
Today’s short training run felt like I was running in molasses – It’s been an extra long week at work and it was humid as hell… (come to think of it hell probably has a dry heat) Anyway I digress, I’m sure everyone has had a day training or at work when you’re not at… Continue reading Running Through “IT”
People often ask me how do I stay/get into the shape I’m in — But most of the time my gut tells me they’re really asking why? I say this because when I give a brief explanation of my workouts and diet their follow-up question is; “Isn’t that hard?” along with I could never do… Continue reading Is The Question How, or Why?