Doin' the Double
Saturday, August 03, 2013      4 comments

Call it midsummer blahs, post-vacation letdown or temporary insanity, but I've signed up for a DOUBLE road race at the end of this month. That's right, that's a 10k at 7:30, followed by a 5k at 9:15...for me that means 45 minutes of "rest" in-be... Read more
Finding comfort in running
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      5 comments

Of course I am shocked and saddened by the news of the bombs at the finish of the Boston Marathon. I feel it personally because I'm a runner and a racer and this was a savage attack on one of the biggest celebrations of our sport. But running i... Read more
HM race report and hiatus
Saturday, April 13, 2013      9 comments

My third HM was a big race on a famous bridge with many of my friends. This was an impromptu race with the least training. Since I was coming off my PR-attempt HM about a... Read more
HM #3 for no reason
Sunday, March 31, 2013      0 comments

I'e read many articles that say you need to respect the distance. Others that say you need a good reason to run 13 miles--because you will need to dig deep--but I'm not sure I do... My first HM was to challenge/test myself, my second was to... Read more
It's good to be old!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      8 comments

It may come as a statement of the obvious, but we runners are an odd lot. We get up at crazy hours and go outside in horrific conditions to maintain our planned training.... Read more
Sunday, March 03, 2013      9 comments

Training and running with just doesn't get any better than that. Unless you add two Personal Records for me and my longtime friend and virtual training par... Read more
Maintenance and the Kite
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      4 comments

If I'm lucky when I run my early monday morning hill workout, I see a kite hunting for her breakfast over the fields. It always feels like a special moment to me, the bird... Read more
Jeans Reconciliation!
Thursday, January 31, 2013      6 comments

I don't FEEL much different than the last time I tried on my "judgement jeans", but the scale seemed to encourage me so I pulled them on and I didn't look like a sausage (decent enough to be seen in public). So my jeans and I are now officially ... Read more
An immodest race report
Monday, January 21, 2013      6 comments

I'm training for a HM and aiming for a time goal; today's 10-mile club race was a way for me to "tune up" my progress. Like most runners, I always have many doubts: Is my speedwork helping my pace? Can I maintain the target pace over a long dist... Read more
Chasing 2:00
Sunday, January 13, 2013      7 comments

It's now about seven weeks to my next HM where I'm going to try to break 2 hours. To do this, I will need to finish about 5 minutes faster than my first HM (nov 2012). This ... Read more
My old jeans (getting my 2010 body back)
Sunday, December 09, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday I dredged my "old jeans" out of the bottom of my dresser drawer; these are 2 pairs that I last wore comfortably at my goal weight in 2010. One pair used to be my comfy weekend standby, the 2nd is my slightly-stretchy "go to town" dark-... Read more
Moment of Accomplishment
Sunday, November 18, 2012      2 comments

My good friend and HM coach took this picture of me crossing the finish of my first half-marathon. I love it because it captures the moment of breathless relief, surprise, s... Read more
Running with Jets
Sunday, November 11, 2012      2 comments

I'm ecstatic and euphoric after finishing my first half-marathon today! It was a cold clear morning but the Bay was like glass with the planes rumbling overhead every fe... Read more
Hyper taper
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      3 comments

Countdown to my first HM!! I'm 5 days away and just did my last "speed" workout last night; it was an easy 4-miler through some very dark streets. A group of us got a bit disoriented so we ran as a group and made some fun out of it. I f... Read more
Training complete!
Sunday, October 14, 2012      1 comments

This week I completed the 12-week HM training program that I signed up for, my teammates are running Nike today and yesterday I did a training run at 13.2 miles. My first HM is in about a month so I have a few more weeks to "top off" my training... Read more

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