On Saturday, I ran in a 5k race and ran my fastest 5k yet. It was a great run! Yesterday, I was supposed to run 12 miles. It was a hot day yesterday, and I didn’t get out until after 10:00. I could tell as soon as I got through the first couple of miles… Continue reading From a PR to a bad run.
Yesterday I ran in our local Run for the Schools 5K. It’s the first 5K race that I’ve done since last November. Although I run 5K’s all of the time in my training programs, there’s something a bit different when you run in an actual race, isn’t there? I wasn’t nervous at all. Since the… Continue reading New 5K PR!
I don’t know about all of you, but I’ve always been the type of person to overthink and overanalyze things. When I first started eating a vegan diet, I drove myself crazy researching all of the combinations of food I would need to eat in order to get in all the vital nutrients and vitamins. … Continue reading Keep it simple.
I took Friday off for a mental health day and yesterday the relaxing mood continued. Although I did have to run into town to do a bit of shopping and had to do a bit of laundry and housework, the rest of the afternoon was spent cooking, reading, and watching a movie with my daughter.… Continue reading The relaxing weekend continues…
Things have been a bit crazy lately, both at work and at home with training for upcoming races, so yesterday I decided to take a mental health day. To me, a mental health day is a day off from the daily grind. It’s a day for relaxation and fun. A day to unwind and reboot. … Continue reading Mental Health Day
When did I know that I was a runner? Was it when I first decided to try to run instead of walk during one of my daily walking routines? Was it when I spent $100 on my first pair of running shoes? Was it when I was able to run my first mile without stopping?… Continue reading I knew I was a runner when….
Sometimes I wonder why I love running so much. Yes, it’s helped me lose weight and get in shape. There are other ways to stay in shape, though. After a bad day, a run helps me relax and unwind. But a glass of wine or bubble bath does the same thing. I’ve set running goals… Continue reading The Reminder Run
Today has just been one of those days at work. I feel like a Zen hamster who is staring at all of of these other hamsters running franticly in their wheels. I just want to tell them to stop and breathe, but they’re looking at me like, “Dude, what are you doing? You need to… Continue reading Random thoughts.
I can’t seem to stop thinking about running. In fact, I think I’m a bit obsessed at this point. Is there a support group I can join? Is this just a phase I’m going through? I’ll be honest with you: a couple of weeks before running my first half-marathon, I was starting to fantasize about… Continue reading My name is Tammy and I’m a runaholic.
Yesterday was the half-marathon! After months of following a training program, the day had finally arrived! On Saturday, I picked up my race packet: And here was my pre-race meal for dinner the night before. Spaghetti with eggplant “meatballs” (see recipe here). The meatballs turned out to be pretty good. I will definitely make them… Continue reading Half-marathon recap