Warning - self pity ahead
Plantar fasciitis sucks.
After 8 weeks of a night boot, steroids and limited exercise I finally got to an ortho.
More "conservative treatment" ahead. More night boot (different boot of course) and $$$ orthotics (probably for life they... Read more
The AthHalf race report
Based on my time, this was not a great race. Based on the circumstances and experience - it was!
I had not planned to run this half marathon. I ran a marathon in early September and was enjoying running fewer miles and feeling good about ... Read more
The Most Fun You Can Have - while running a marathon
I've been looking at the Marathon du Medoc for several years. This year, for a variety of reasons, was THE year.
A little background - I did my first marathon last year in Cleveland. The temperatures got very hot, I walked a lot - basic... Read more
Enjoying the Power Surge
Sometimes when you are training it seems as though you go forever without progress. Then in the space of a couple of weeks you make a HUGE jump in fitness/weight loss/whatever your goal is?
I call this a power surge.
I am delighting i... Read more
Easy 10-miler - not an oxymoron?
A couple of weeks ago I set out to run an "easy 10-miler". It was the weekend after my 1/2 marathon in Cleveland, which I had run relatively hard, and the temperatures had risen during the race. Usually I would pull back the miles significantl... Read more
Cleveland Half Marathon
Cleveland Half Marathon
May 19, 2013
I've realized to my surprise that I haven't blogged here in five months... see what happens when I drop the "blog a progress report every month" from my New Year's resolution?
So... Ran easy and ... Read more
Life in 2012 and beyond
A year of huge changes in my life... mostly for my family, but all had implications for me too.
Both kids had major life changes. My DD graduated college, came home for the summer, moved to Georgia for graduate school (both school and cult... Read more
Volunteering at an Ultra - Beast of Burden - Lockport
Well, the best I can say for July and August so far is that I haven't re-gained any weight. Alas, I wanted to lose some!
Ran 66 miles in July, and am on track for about the same in August.
Some major life changes - helped my daughte... Read more
Marathon recovery = injury recovery?
June review (belated.. but better late than never!)
Ran 45.85 miles
Weight - no change
cross-training - non-existant
housework - better than last month, but not good...
Highlights - travelled to see daughter graduate from college... Read more
A dream fulfilled - now what?
May 2012 will go down in the books of my memory as a hugely exciting month.
On the weight-loss front - I gained.
On the housework front - my house is in chaos.
On the running front - ran over 90 miles
Watched my son graduate cum laude... Read more
Not the marathon of my dreams
Warning - LONG blog entry
Well, it was not the marathon of my dreams, a triumphant sprint to the finish in under five hours, relaxed and running strong.
I knew I'd have to adjust my goals when I saw the weather forecast - highs of 85. ... Read more
First Marathon Jitters
Okay, I'm bouncing off the wall, sleeping badly and having anxiety dreams... end of taper, and the big day is less than 48 hours away.
What's causing me stress...
questioning if I'm really ready
people keep asking me "why"
lower ba... Read more
Belated April and avoiding the scale
One decision made - I'm not stepping on the scale until at least a week after my marathon. It's too discouraging, and I am going to just focus on refueling properly from long runs and not worry about the gains.
April was a busy, busy month... Read more
Athens Ohio 4/1/2012 Half Marathon Report
Athens Half Marathon
April 1, 2012
In spite of being on April Fool's Day, this turned out to be a great race for me.
We did the long drive down to DD's college (Ohio University) on Saturday (7-1/2 hours....) and DD and I picked up ou... Read more
March 2012 Recap
Starting weight: 141.2
Ending weight: 142
Miles - 120.78
A pretty productive month... and I was in great shape for my 1/2 marathon on April 1 (that's another blog...)
Mileage included my first 16+ and first 18-miler... One d... Read more
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