"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't." --Rikki Rogers Last week, I ran the California International Marathon, my 5th marathon in 2 years and 2nd one this year. After a disappointing Chicago Marathon finish in October by failing at getting a BQ (sub-3:55), a PR,… Continue reading Mind Over (BIG and small) Matters
Y'all...I've been reading a little on the web about fakestagramming...who knew there was a word? I knew what it was right away. In the world of social media, I think we're all keenly aware that some people want to portray themselves a certain way. No filter is actually a lot of smoke and mirrors. The… Continue reading What the Fake?
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about PMS and was figuring out a way to get out of it. I knew that the weeks after the Chicago Marathon would be hard with life stuff, so I didn't plan anything for after the race. Stuff got really hard, really quickly. And that's why it's taken me a… Continue reading Keep Your Head Up
The marathon is over. The medal is hung. The T-shirt worn, washed and worn again. The banana a long forgotten memory. I've posted, reposted and hashtagged to my heart's desire. Now the IG people like, move on, woman! Now what? I'll tell you what. PMS. No, not that PMS. I'm talking post-marathon syndrome. Now, if you've… Continue reading Now what?
With the start of 2017, there is so much information about resolutions and goals, improvements and changes. How many goals do you have? How will you achieve them? Did you write them down? I'm a very goal oriented person, and I typically have operated this way, but last year, I didn't meet all of my… Continue reading New Year, New Me?
A lot of fun things happened this week in the Weekly Wrap...but sadly not much running... Why? Remember that on and off nagging foot pain I'd been writing about. Well, let me clarify, I've had PF in my left foot that had been flaring with my increasing Houston marathon training mileage and really didn't get a… Continue reading This Boot Was Made for Walkin’
Believe it or not, we had a chilly week here in TX as much of the rest of the country. The "deep freeze" as they called it in the local paper was one day of temps in the 30s overnight. Brrrr. Yes, I am officially a cold wimp. Hard to believe that after 40+ years… Continue reading Runderful: Houston Marathon Training Wk 3
Another week of training is in the books. Boy, I was running on tired legs all week, probably because of the Sunday run, but still. Overall, this week has been solid. Here's my week: Monday: 4 miles Tuesday: 5x1200's (didn't hit my paces for all of them, but got sub 7:00 for the first… Continue reading Houston Marathon Training Wk #2
After last week's weekly wrap and good recovery period after NYC Marathon, I was ready to tackle Houston Marathon training. I'm not really starting from week 1 because I've trained for NYC, but at first, it does seem to feel like starting from scratch. Sunday night, we had our second kid down with the stomach bug,… Continue reading #FAIL: Houston Marathon Training Wk #1
Post-Marathon Week 2 is done. I had 24 miles of running and felt good. A little nagging foot soreness, but nothing too bad. MUCH better than my first marathon recovery last December. I didn't do any speed work or hills, but tried to do moderate effort on two days to see where I was. Everything felt pretty… Continue reading Runner Etiquette