Along my triathlon journey, several people have told me I've inspired them. That's nice, but I haven't put much thought into it. Yesterday, I chatted with an acquaintance about her triathlons -- she's done one -- and I described my three-year st... Read more
First Pity Party of This Week:
We were transporting a rescue dog; he bit me. He didn't do anything wrong, and I don't think I did anything wrong, either. (Sometimes the transport itself is very stressful, because the dog is being handed of... Read more
I ran Badger Mountain on Friday. I had an 8-mile run scheduled for Saturday, but with the weekend The Hubs and I had laid out, I wanted to get the run out of the way so my workout wouldn't interrupt our plans. I haven't run Badger in about a mon... Read more
I'd devoted so much effort the preparing for the Richland Half Marathon and the St Patrick's Day 10K that I hadn't spent any time looking ahead. I have several other races already on the calendar scattered throughout the summer and early fall, b... Read more
Today's 10K was a personal record for me. It was my first 10K race, so, um, no matter what the result, it would have been a PR.
I didn't have a specific goal for this race. That isn't really a good idea. I think most coaches will tell you ... Read more
I tried copying & pasting my blog entry on to this page, but this software insists there are HTML tags in it and it won't let me post it. I'd rather not re-write everything, so if you're interested, please click on the link to my blog. h... Read more
I'm still recovering from a bad cold that knocked me out over the MLK holiday weekend. I skipped several workouts - from the 15th through the 19th - and I've been taking it easy with workouts since then.
My first run was a slow, easy one - ... Read more
I'm still a week and a half from starting my re-vamped half-marathon training plan. (I was using an Endomondo plan. We broke up a few weeks ago. It wasn't me; it was the plan: it didn't care about me, it didn't listen to my needs, and it made me... Read more
My new focus on better nutrition is working. Yes, it's only been a few days but I am going to celebrate. I get derailed so easily - especially with real whipped cream sitting in the fridge. (My mom is allergic to palm oils, so I always make real... Read more
I do these re-sets too often: yes, it's better than staying off track, but I wish I stayed on track longer instead of constantly derailing.
I've been training for a half-marathon at the end of February, but I'm doing it half-heartedly. I'm ... Read more
This past weekend, we made the difficult choice to euthanize one of our cats.
Tuffy showed up at our house two years ago. He walked into our garage while I was unpacking the car following a trip. We already had two cats; we were not intere... Read more
Since ending triathlon training for the year, I've only been riding my bike as transportation to and from work. I haven't recaptured the joy I used to feel on the bike. That stinks.
It's self-inflicted. Because I'm training for a half-marat... Read more
I'm having some difficulty with my half-marathon training.
The tonsillitis has passed, but I think my body is still recovering. I forget sometimes how strong my immune system is. I may not feel the full effects of whatever is attacking my ... Read more
I woke up Sunday morning with a sore tonsil. When I was in my teens, I'd get tonsillitis every six months or so. It's probably been thirty years since I've had tonsillitis, but I'm very familiar with the feeling. It's just one tonsil, and the ad... Read more
Last Friday, I drove over to my parents' home. It's about a five-hour drive. I'm the child that's closest to them emotionally; one of my siblings is closer physically, but he'd kind of a jerk and they'd prefer he not come around too much. They'r... Read more