For the first time in my marathon training career (including the training I did for my first marathon in 2015), I did not finish a long run. I was supposed to do 20 miles today, and I quit at 12. I’ve been dreading this run all week. But to be candid, I dread all of… Continue reading 20-mile run (or the run that didn’t happen)
This past week, I was sick with a cold. Seriously? A cold in August? It kicked my ass. I didn’t work out at all and it couldn’t have come at a worse time, as I started my new job and I had things planned for the weekend: an 18-mile run on Friday and a 37-mile… Continue reading 18 miles
Happy Monday, my friends! This past weekend was HOT. And HUMID. God. It was the kind of weather that almost made me nostalgic for winter. Almost. I had a 14-mile run slated for the weekend. There was no choice for me but to do it early Saturday morning, as we were watching my daughter’s boyfriend’s… Continue reading 14 miles on treadmill
Happy Tuesday! It was my birthday yesterday, and it was a BIG one – I’m 50 years old, guys! Or as a few people reminded me, half a century years old. Yeah, thanks for that perspective. Seriously, though, I will continue to view age as a state of mind, and I can promise you that I… Continue reading Vegan Alfredo Sauce
I think I may have come back to reality following my marathon on Sunday. Or not. I still want to tell every single person that I run into, stranger or friend, that I’m officially a marathoner. I must look different, right? Do I look a bit faster? A bit stronger? A bit more amaze-balls? Seriously,… Continue reading More fruits & veggies please
Hello! It’s been awhile since I last blogged! Things have been very busy for me at work and so I haven’t had much time to focus on anything else. Also, I’m not training right now, so I don’t have much to talk about. No one wants to hear about a boring 3-mile run, right? Which… Continue reading What I miss about being in training
Yesterday I ran in the Ponseti Races, a local race that supports the clubfoot method developed by Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, who would have been 100 this year. They have a 5k and a 10k race. This is my third time participating in the race, but my first time running in the 10k race. It was… Continue reading New 10k PR
I don’t know about all of you, but I’ve always been the type of person to overthink and overanalyze things. When I first started eating a vegan diet, I drove myself crazy researching all of the combinations of food I would need to eat in order to get in all the vital nutrients and vitamins. … Continue reading Keep it simple.
When did I know that I was a runner? Was it when I first decided to try to run instead of walk during one of my daily walking routines? Was it when I spent $100 on my first pair of running shoes? Was it when I was able to run my first mile without stopping?… Continue reading I knew I was a runner when….