In my last post, I was very "woe-is-me." I had some race plans squished by work and almost squished by other things. But we worked something out -- I have another half marathon to train for. This one is a few weeks after the one I originally wanted to do. The course is flat and … Continue reading New race, newish plans
What's the point of training for a half marathon in which you won't be able to race? I took a few days off my training to figure out why I need to keep going.
To the dark o'clock athletes We've crossed paths many times. You decked out in your running gear, almost invisible in the dark o'clock sky. I'm in my semi-pajamas, semi-running outfit holding the leashes of two small, but very barky, dogs. The dogs and I like routine. We set out at about the same time up … Continue reading Don’t apologize
Note: This is part of an occasional series of songs on my playlist. They aren't necessarily running music. They are song that mean something to me and help me push through a workout. Song: “Happier,” by Marshmello and Bastille Let's face facts, the video for this song is depressing. But there some good points to … Continue reading Songs that move: “Happier,” Marshmello and Bastille
On New Year's Eve, I posted a live video on Facebook at the Mountain Mama Adventures page. I asked people to commit to 30 minutes of activity on New Year's Day to kick off 2019 on a positive note. This is something I've been doing for several years. It's something to do when everything is … Continue reading Resolve to do something
Two years ago, I promised my children and myself to improve my life for the better. Then, I screwed up for a while. In 2018, I worked on keeping those promises that I -- and others -- haven't forgotten.
In mid-October, I started working two jobs. About a month later, I fell while trying to get out of my bathtub and injured a chest muscle. About a week later, when I thought the muscle was all healed up, I hurt it again while trying to do some plyometrics. So, for a while I didn't … Continue reading New year, new plans