When I ran a 13.1 half marathon in 2013, I was emphatic that I would NEVER do it again…and, then, my husband asked if I would run one with him… I was initially very nervous. However, after I thought about it, I got excited! After all, we’ve completed at least a few half marathons on our trips together in the past […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sometimes, I’m humorous. Sometimes, I’m poetic. Sometimes, I am just the best I can be… When I agreed to run a half marathon, I knew that only one race would actually inspire me to keep running. That race is the Dexter-Ann Arbor half marathon. For 40 years, this race has continued on as a tradition […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I have been asked by a few of my fellow fans and friends how my half marathon training is going…So, I thought I would tell you while my kids are safely and securely tucked into MineCraft and I don’t have to actually parent for a moment. As many of you may know, this whole shenanigan […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you have a phobia? After my last two runs, I now have three. Spheksophobia-The fear of wasps. I hate stinging insects, but wasps cause me to shriek and hide. The fact that wasps are dive bombing my house has caused my heart to palpitate more than a 45 minute spinning session. Coulrophobia-The fear […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
It isn’t fair to my friend, but his remark that I looked like ‘The Walking Dead’ inspired this post’s title. I attempted a long run at the end of a busy and physical week of training, spinning, lifting and yoga-ing. In fact, I was tired before I started. Like any good golfer, I could spout excuse after excuse about a disaster that I will […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My heart sank into my chest. I felt like I was short of Oxygen and I was fatigued immediately. My first thought: Not again! Not. Again. No, I wasn’t reacting to any anxiety of my first 8 mile run. I was viewing footage of the terrible bombings during the Boston Marathon. Even though I felt like I was […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
To continue my ‘ode to a half marathon in the key of m-e.” Yesterday marked the end of my first week back after a glorious Spring break with my kids and hubby. I call it ‘back to black ‘ (reference to Amy Winehouse’s famous track) because I like to often joke about the trainer ‘uniform’ of black […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I have to pose this question: Is the long race healthy or purely indulgent? The reason for this question? I fear that many of you that follow my blog may think that by setting a goal to run a half marathon I am doing it for my health. Working that ole’ heart muscle and all. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you want a great way to stay in shape and also look like a glamorous celeb, running is NOT for you. Today was my 6 mile training run for my half marathon in June. I knew that I was going to wait until after my birthday last Thursday to complete this jaunt because I had […]Continue Reading... No Comments.