This past weekend I ran the Bix 7, which is a 7-mile race that has been a huge focus and goal with my running over the past year and a half. It was a race that I really, really wanted to be able to accomplish. I guess you could say that it has been my… Continue reading Have I lost my mojo?
Brady Street Hill. These three words have been on my mind over the last several months. Those readers who live in this area and/or have done the Bix race are nodding their heads right now. For those of you who don’t live in this area, let me just explain. Brady Street Hill is about 1/3… Continue reading Bix 7 recap
One of the first lessons that every new runner learns is that it’s important to have a good pair of running shoes. When I first started running, I scoffed at the idea of paying $100 for a pair of shoes. I quickly learned, however, that you can’t run properly in a pair of generic tennis… Continue reading Running is all about the shoes….and socks.
The weekend started out with a 3.1 mile run on Friday night after work. On Saturday, my husband and I went for a 4.73 hike at one of our local state parks. This was our first hike of the year, as we’ve either been too busy or it has been too rainy. It was a… Continue reading Active weekend!
I’d like to think that my appetite looks like this after a run: Instead, it looks more like this: Training for a half-marathon has increased my appetite SIGNIFICANTLY. I find myself thinking about food constantly. I’m not even sure if I’m truly hungry, but I want to eat all…..the……time. When I finish my workouts, especially… Continue reading The appetite of a runner
Can you tell that my life right now is all about the half-marathon training? It’s amazing how addicting running can become. The more I run, the more I want to run more. Yesterday I posted about the 8-mile run I had on Sunday. To date, it’s the farthest distance I’ve gone. I was pretty wore… Continue reading 3-mile recovery run
Yesterday was an 8-mile run for the half-marathon training program I’m doing. After having a cup of coffee, a banana spread with peanut butter and strawberry preserves, and some water, I headed out. I got a new pair of running shoes for my birthday. I splurged and spent the extra money for a pair of… Continue reading 8-mile run
Dinner last night was fabulous! I tried a new veggie burger recipe from one of my favorite websites, Produce on Parade. This veggie burger is a tahini edamame burger. Instead of frying them in a pan, I baked mine at 375 degrees, about 12 minutes on each side. These burgers have a great flavor, and… Continue reading Saturday dinner
I had such a wonderful day celebrating my birthday yesterday! It started off with accompanying my youngest daughter to college orientation. It took up most of the day, but it’s so exciting that she’s now registered for her classes! I’m so proud and excited for her! I’d also like to give a shout-out to the… Continue reading My birthday recap
It’s my birthday today and I turn 48! I put together a wish list of things I’d like to happen in the next year. These things are not in any sort of order according to my degree of want or desire. It’s difficult enough coming up with 48 things, but impossible to put them in… Continue reading 48 Things: A Birthday Wish List