I noticed it before, he slowly lumbered down the stairs. When we picked him up, he let out a yelp in pain. But it wasn't until after celebrated his Gotcha Day recently that I realized -- my running buddy, Blue, and I are getting older. Up until a year ago, I made various attempts to … Continue reading Training recap: We’re getting old, Blue
Category: Athletic adventures
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.
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
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
It was hot and humid -- a typical fall day in the South. I wore my usual tank top and a skirt, with pocketed shorts underneath, that holds my phone and water while I run. My path -- yes, I change my route every day -- went by the construction supply store in town. Across … Continue reading To the guys in the parking lot
In Zombies, Run! season three, I did something horrible. I severely injured and maimed my friends while Moonchild, a researcher turned psycho-hippie, used her mind-control device on me. Sam Yao, one of my best friends who is the radio operator at Abel ... damn, I thought I killed him. Well, Runner 5, the listener's character … Continue reading Training Week 2: This right here