But this feels weird Here’s the deal. I was supposed to run America’s Toughest Road Race, the Blue Ridge Marathon, the other weekend. And I did. Well, sort of. The race was canceled due to severe thunderstorms about 6 miles into my race. We made it 9 miles to the stop where buses would pickContinue reading “I Promised Myself I’d Take Time Off from Running”
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Where Did my Mojo Go?
Or is it taper madness? It’s taper time in training for my 11th marathon. Up until this point, I’ve been extremely motivated in the process, going on all of my planned runs at the planned mileage. But now that taper is here, the wheels are falling off. I simply have lost my motivation to run.Continue reading “Where Did my Mojo Go?”
Only Crazy People Run 20 Miles Solo
I guess this makes me crazy It’s peak week in training for the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon. All of my runs this week have been on my own. This isn’t necessarily bad, but I’ve surprised myself by reaching this point in my running career where knocking out multiple double-digit runs in one week seemsContinue reading “Only Crazy People Run 20 Miles Solo”
What Does it Mean to Be The GOAT?
The greatest of all time Who do you think of when you hear The GOAT? Simone Biles is the first person I think of when I hear this. In my mind, she truly is the best athlete ever. She makes the sport of artistic gymnastics look easy, but the sport in this day and ageContinue reading “What Does it Mean to Be The GOAT?”
What Does it Mean to Run Mindfully?
How to utilize your time on your feet in a meditative way Mindfulness, a type of meditation, has been a hot topic lately. It’s no wonder. We all are trying to survive a seemingly never-ending pandemic, deal with an uncertain future beyond our control, and manage everyday anxieties. With all the extra worry on ourContinue reading “What Does it Mean to Run Mindfully?”
What I Learned from Dry January
Resetting my relationship with alcohol I had pegged this as a goal months ago. The last time I tried to do Dry January, I only lasted 10 days. I was a miserable failure. I was determined to complete my goal this time. Even though I had extenuating circumstances that arose after making this promise toContinue reading “What I Learned from Dry January”
I’ve Been Streaking, and It’s Been Great!
Sharing my thoughts about my January run streak. Ah, January. The new year, with a fresh beginning and hopefully with a few aspirational goals to motivate. With the month almost over, I’m taking some time to reflect on my new year’s journey thus far. Personally, I chose to do a run streak for the monthContinue reading “I’ve Been Streaking, and It’s Been Great!”
What’s Your Running Mantra?
Positive self-talk matters in fitness. It’s January. That means gyms are packed with everyone super motivated to pursue new years’ resolutions and streets are a bit more crowded than usual with runners and walkers alike. If you are new to your fitness journey, sometimes it’s challenging to feel like you even belong in these spaces. Continue reading “What’s Your Running Mantra?”