Food! Glorious (?) Food!
[AUTHOR'S NOTE: Apologies in advance for an extremely blunt/maybe sarcastic tone. I am having a really off day today...and my office is under construction and we have no A/C. And it's 100 degrees out...that's not a clever exaggeration..it real... Read more
A 6.2 Gummy Bear Hydration Experiment
So, yesterday I ran my longest distance yet - the elusive 10k (or for us Americans, 6.2 miles). Not only was it a distance I've never attempted (the longest I've run before this was 5 miles), but it was also my first run experimenting with my n... Read more
I can't even tell you how many times over the past few weeks I have thought to myself, "Who ARE you, Leah??? Where did this person come from? When did you change so much? How did this even happen?" In a GOOD way! Haha.
So, I thought, "Why ... Read more
Walking Right Into A Faster Race Time
I've been reading a great book by Jeff Galloway, "Galloway's Book On Running". Does that title sound arrogant? Actually, far from it. Galloway was an Olympic runner and winner of the first Atlanta Marathon. He's been called one of the father... Read more
What's Your Favorite Position?
I will go on record and admit that my favorite position is facedown. I just find that staring at the ceiling is not very comfortable and after an hour or so on my left or right side, my hip starts to get sore (partly why I hated pregnancy so mu... Read more
This Is A New Level of Tired
Wow. So, I'm surprised that, as I write this, I am STILL recovering from this weekend's running workouts. I was brutally exhausted yesterday and didn't actually get to bed very early - stayed up to watch a movie until midnight (bad choice).
... Read more
Why I Run (In Picture Form)
Blog has been pretty heavy these last few days. Figured we all could use some light fare today. I mean, it is Monday and an inordinate number of my buddies are just exhausted today and have brain fuzz (including myself). I don't know if there... Read more
It's Not All Puppies and Rainbows, You Know
Yesterday, I blogged about my longest run so far, the 5 mile. It went pretty well. No serious pain or anything and no soreness afterwards. I'd be lying, though, if I said it was a super easy run. In fact, I've been thinking a lot lately abou... Read more
How I Ran 4.5 Miles Without Stopping
This morning was a 5-mile long slow run. My longest distance attempt so far. I started out with a 0.3 mile walking warm-up and ended with a 0.2 walking cool down. In between, though, I was able to run 4.5 miles non-stop.
Perhaps you th... Read more
Lessons In The Fog
Something new happened to me this morning. I will confide in you and tell you that I literally "write" my entire blog in my head each day WHILE I'm on my runs in the morning. If you've noticed, there have been a couple days where I didn't post... Read more
Don't You Think It's Time We Met?
So, this is not my OFFICIAL blog for today (that will be posting shortly), but I did want to differentiate this from anything else I post because I feel it is so exciting and important. (Yes...two blogs in one day...don't you feel special? I ju... Read more
Slip & Slide And A 5k Before Breakfast
I took two rest days in a row. I know...shocking. Haha. Absolutely NO physical activity whatsoever. My eating wasn't HORRIBLE...I still stayed within my calorie range, but there weren't nearly enough veggies and whole foods for my liking. T... Read more
The Puzzle of ME: My Magic Moment
Yesterday, I posted a wonderful, yet vaguely mysterious status on the Friend Feed:
"Single best day of my career...ever. In 12 years. Not exaggerating."
Well, I think I've kept you all on pins and needles long enough! I suppose I'll e... Read more
Fitness Isn't Free
So, I've been on a "motivation" kick lately, I guess. This wasn't something that was planned...it just sort of happened. It seems like this would be a good time to move off of this topic of motivation and onto the next logical step, in my mind... Read more
Evidence of Changes Made
So, wait...something weird is happening. This weekend, we had very old friends (from back before we even had kids) come visit us from Iowa. We were pretty excited to see them and spend time with them. Things were going very well the first nig... Read more
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