SORGIN's Blogs

Pre-Race Paranoia and Therapeutic Writing
Tuesday, September 15, 2009      18 comments

I did my first half-marathon, the Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach, VA this past spring. Everything about it was enchanted. I met fellow Sparkers Jen and Katherine, I trained smart, I had incredible support from Spark friends and family,... Read more
An interesting thing happened on the way back from running. . .
Friday, September 04, 2009      21 comments

This morning I was due for a 45 minute "moderate" run. Before heading out the door I decided that I was going to push it today, just to see how it felt. Sometimes my "moderate" isn't very moderate at all. I need to get over that. I warme... Read more
The Climb
Friday, August 28, 2009      13 comments

I’ve discovered something about myself in the last month and I’m not happy about it: I am a negative person. For 20 months now, I’ve been happily running and training for various races. There have been a few bumps along the way but for the ... Read more
Gait Analysis Addendum and Then Some. . .
Wednesday, July 22, 2009      5 comments

Yesterday I received in the mail the DVD of myself running during last week's gait analysis. Yikes! I now have a semi-permanent record of what I look like running from the side and rear. They only gave me 15 sec. snippets but it's enough to... Read more
I Had My Gait Analyzed
Wednesday, July 15, 2009      11 comments

After running for a year and a half and then recently experiencing hip pain and a feeling that "something's just not right," I signed up to have my gait analyzed by one of our local running stores. I was a little skeptical since it was spon... Read more
Me in Real Life (video blog)
Thursday, July 09, 2009      19 comments

Just had to do it. . .... Read more
Two Miles, Four Beer Stops and a Great Time with my Kid
Sunday, June 28, 2009      10 comments

There's an annual race that takes place in our neighborhood. It's the Beer Belly Two, a two-mile fun run. It has a 20-year history of helping several local charities and at... Read more
13 Miles Easier than Six? You Bet!
Saturday, June 13, 2009      11 comments

That's my son at 5:30 am trying to down a bagel. We did the Bellin 10K today. I've been nursing a hip "thing" for two weeks. I thought it was taken care of with two ... Read more
I Pressed the "Submit" Button
Friday, May 22, 2009      16 comments

I did it. I signed up for my first marathon. Katherine first proposed this just after my first half marathon with her and Jen in March. She very casually said, "Let's ... Read more
Trust and Confidence
Saturday, May 16, 2009      5 comments

I opened today's Green Bay Press Gazette and there's the above photo (by M.P. King) of a blind runner grasping a sighted runner's upper arm. According to the companion artic... Read more
The Road Well-Traveled
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      10 comments

I've been at a plateau for months. In fact, I am just 10 lbs. less than I was a year ago. That's not a lot of progress for a year's time. Things began to unravel in October. I got to my lowest weight, 164. I traveled out of town to visi... Read more
"Want to See My Medal?"
Monday, March 23, 2009      28 comments

I completed my first half marathon yesterday. We had an hour-long drive after the race and I'd ask the kids periodically, "Do you want to see my medal?" We'd stop at a ... Read more
12 Miles and a Big Ole Smile on My Face!
Friday, March 06, 2009      11 comments

I had a change in plans. I wanted to do my long run, 12 miles, this weekend. But the weather report had me in a quandary - rain on Saturday and rain/sleet/snow on Sunday. And back to colder weather on Monday. What to do. . . After runni... Read more
Giving Birth to Doubts and Dreams
Sunday, February 22, 2009      7 comments

I'm beginning to see that training for this half-marathon is a little like giving birth. I read, ask advice from others who've been through it, pay attention to what I'm eati... Read more
From Funky to Focused
Monday, February 16, 2009      9 comments

I was in a funk all last week. My first 15K was two Saturdays ago and I was extremely nervous. The route was tough with two very long hills. I made it through the race but really struggled through most of it. In spite of a good warmup,... Read more

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