Amazing what happens when you just do it!
On Saturday, I completed a Mini Triathlon. It was a small community event in the order of run (1 mi), bike (3mi), swim (100 yards). I rode my bike there hoping that would be enough to give my legs a warm up. I have trouble running "cold". I... Read more
First Ever Triathlon - Bib #365
On 9-13-2014, I completed my first ever Triathlon. The Life’s a Beach Triathlon in Sarasota, FL is a short course: 200 yard swim, 5 mile bike, and 2 mile run. Short, but still challenging.
My lovely partner Ruth and I arrived the aftern... Read more
And so I am back...from outer space
"I just logged in and start rambling about doing another race.
I should have really kept in touch, I should been a better friend.
But now that I am here will you cheer me on again?"
For those of you not familiar with Gloria Gaynor and h... Read more
My First 13.1 DONE! :)
It doesn't feel like I completed 13.1 miles yesterday.
Well, according to some body soreness here and there, well yes, it definitely does.
But in my mind I still am grasping it. Did I really complete a Half-Marathon?
The St.... Read more
Apprehensive About My 1/2 Marathon
After months of training and anticipating...my half marathon is this Sunday the 10th.
I am both thrilled and terrified.
My biggest fear..being too slow. There is a 18:19 pace (4 hour limit).
Now, in good form, I am quicker than... Read more
I want to be faster. Need your input!
I love that I have graduated from 5K events to 10K events.
I love that I have increased the most miles I have traversed from 4 miles to 11 miles.
I love that I am slimming down and getting stronger.
I love that during my last... Read more
New 10K PR!
I have to admit it - 10 minutes before race time I was pacing around, on the phone with my girlfriend, asking "Why do I do this? I'm too slow, it's so embarrassing".
She gently reminded me that I love to run and that this is race is abo... Read more
Hot 10 Miler
Yesterday, Wed, Jan 9, 2013 I set out to complete a 14 mile run/walk.
I got started a little late in the morning. My run started at 9:30 am rather than my usual 7:30 am. This was to be a major game changer, because the Grinch may have ... Read more
My life has changed so much since I signed up to complete a Half Marathon in Feb 2013.
The training has taken me far beyond my former 3 mile max. As part of my training, I started to run/walking longer distances, with 11 miles being my lon... Read more
Most miles ever
New record today. I did an 11 mile run/walk this morning as part of my Half Marathon training. The most miles I have ever covered at once, so far!
It was so cold and windy! I had planned to do 9 miles, but once I got going, got warmed up... Read more
In PortaPotty When My 10K Started
That is the honest truth.
My first 10K and I miss the start...lol
A wrong turn resulted in my arriving to the event with 12 minutes to spare before the race. I grabbed my chip and ran for the Porta line because I needed one more st... Read more
My First 10K Tomorrow Morning
After 15 years of 5Ks, I am finally taking the next step. I'm doing a 10K tomorrow and I'm a little nervous.
I know my time is likely to be between 1:30 and 1:40 (hr:min). I checked the stats and last year and the last person finished in ... Read more
Need help from my SP friends and Team
Here is my situation. I'm training for a half marathon in Feb. My training was strong from October through early November, but then I got sick and I didn't run for a month. I started again last week.
I have a 10K this weekend, and I wasn'... Read more
Exercising the Mind while the Body recovers
Last week I got hit with an upper respiratory infection that is lingering. :(
I haven't been running in the last 7 days, so my Half-Marathon training has been thrown off course a bit.
Yesterday, I finally felt strong enough to exercis... Read more
Oct 28 2012 - Halloween 5K Story :)
Oh goodness that was one scary race - but so much fun!
Mother Nature, in her infinite humor, decided to hand out some curve balls. One was a physical challenge that had to be managed, the other, were 30+mph winds courtesy of Hurricane S... Read more