Winter Running: #TedCorbitt15K Chapter

I DID IT! The middle facial expression cracks me off because I look like I was miserable, but I had so much fun. And yes, I take responsibility for the snow. I got a text Friday night that they’d make the decision about the race at 6 AM and like Poland Spring, I was half… Read More »

Workouts, Week of 11.27

Between the 2,017 and November recaps, I almost missed this one. I can’t really say this week went as planned as I didn’t have an exact plan, but it went well. Tuesday, I hit the gym with a plan to focus on hills, and that’s what I did while simultaneously trying out a new pair… Read More »

November 2017: Go Big or Go Home

November, you were brilliant. Last November my step total was 320,610. 2017? 468,583 steps 206.13 miles run/walked Most mileage since August and one of only three (April) to cross 200. April was 465,416 steps and August was the inSANE 503K. Month didn’t even feel that heavy. What am I most impressed with besides completing #RunTheYear?… Read More »

2,017 Miles, Done!

When Caryn first told me about the Run the Year challenge late December/early January, I was curious but knew I’d need to pair up because there was “no way” I could do it on my own. I was just coming off my best ever year for #GoTheDist and I was worried about duplicating that. With… Read More »

Workouts, Week of 11.20

This week shook out almost but not exactly as I planned. Story of our lives, no? Tuesday – High 45 at Mile High Run Club. As I was walking in I saw this wonderful sign. I’m really trying not to overbuy this holiday season, choosing experiences and things of a true value/need. Another three pack… Read More »

Review: Runner’s World Race Everything

How do you know a book is going to take you on a wild adventure? I’d say a subhead like that one is a good indicator! Oddly, Antarctica was on my bucket list back when this was actually a travel blog, so in some ways this has come full circle. I really love all that… Read More »

Workouts, Week of 11.13

Why 11.13 and not 11.12?  Because I picked up 11.12 here. Don’t know if I’m going to stick with the format, but I like it for referring back, so we’ll see. Monday – off. Needed it after last weekend’s workouts. Barely made my Fitbit goal either Tuesday – train wreck that have become Tuesdays. A… Read More »

Mile High Wind Chill

I’m still trying to work out the balance between routine and rest. I’m pretty sure that’s going to be a thing forever, and I’m OK with that. As I briefly mentioned the other day, hills and weekend long runs are a challenge at the moment, although not an impossible one. The more pressing one to… Read More »

Training Workouts

So this is the first time I’m actually following a training plan. Or trying. As with everything I’ve done throughout this running journey, it’s a hybrid. I overthought it and consulted three plans. I know that the ones that have more than three-four days are not for me as my body needs that rest day.… Read More »

Saturday Six

I was out of the city this weekend for mom’s birthday and was looking forward to a long run. I knew I didn’t want to do endless laps on the course near mom and so when the morning dawned absolutely gorgeous I negotiated the car and headed for Rockland Lake State Park, a place I’ve… Read More »

Rebound Runday

  yes, running has definitely brought out the writer in me. It’s not particularly surprising, I’m way more accountable when I’m blogging. The calendar says November so of course I’m just carrying a light jacket as I walk between meetings. In fact it was even a tad humid. I knew I wanted to run today… Read More »

#GoTheDist: October 2017

Where did 2017 go? Wasn’t I just setting goals? October 445,034 steps 191.77 miles run/walked 36.54 miles run (27:37 average run time, 11:17 average pace) Year to Date 4,220,892 steps 1820.25 miles run/walked 350.87 miles run I feel like all of those need and warrant exclamation points. 2,017 miles is definitely going to happen and… Read More »

Turtles Love the Rain #PolandSpringKickOff

well love might be the wrong word. I didn’t sleep a lick last night worrying about whether I was prepared if the race went on, and whether the race would. With no text message when I woke, I checked FB to see all systems go and I… hit snooze. With the rain I knew I… Read More »

Review: Run the World

I can’t remember when Becky Wade’s Run The World  first crossed my radar, but it made a visit to Mt. TBR prior to this reading as when I downloaded it from the library, I was 4% in. I didn’t recall any of it, so re-started and finished it this week. If I had any quality… Read More »

Transformation Thursday

yeah, that’s supposed to be a tag for Tuesdays, but who am I to ever play by all the rules? Tonight was remarkably like that Tuesday. I had the best laid plans of ducking out early and going for a run in the park, but I blinked and it was 7:30. So I headed to… Read More »

Running shirts and cross training Tuesday

When we were running the Squirrel Stampede, I commented to Beth that one of the runners in front of us had a race shirt that looked different in color to mine. It was only then that I realized the women’s shirts were more of a pink than the red of the men’s shirt I selected.… Read More »

Review: Run Less, Run Faster

  I’m not sure exactly when I added this to my wishlist, likely in either June or July when I realized I couldn’t run daily due to hip/foot. It came off the library waiting list yesterday and I quickly posted about it to a runners’ reading group that I have come to love. Between people’s… Read More »

Food logs can talk

I wanted to run yesterday but as I was at the office until nearly 9 PM, that didn’t happen. Walking home also didn’t happen so my fitbit goal streak ended at 41 days (longest, I think). I was OK with that. Truly. I needed a day off after barely scraping by to goal a few… Read More »

Harlem Hills

There’s a race I’m contemplating for 2018 and the first thing I saw when I looked at the course map (always look!) was the damn Harlem Hills. They’re a little mythical to me at this stage as I’ve only done them twice and the first time was also my first ever 10K-a very bad combo.I… Read More »

OctoPR

so I finally Facebook outed my year of running for this week’s #TransformationTuesday. I’ve posted running photos but haven’t really talked about it since I ran the Frozen Penguin. It’s kind of crazy to see the progress I’ve made in just 9.5 months. Since my PR run to close September I’ve had some weird runs.… Read More »

Review: The Courage to Start

I really identify with John Bingham. His No Need for Speed was among the first running books I read when I got into all of this.  Although this is a short intro to some of the topics he covered at length in his other books, I felt like I learned a lot. I also felt… Read More »

Steptember: #GoTheDist 2017 Q3

September was many kinds of weird. Vacation to start the month and I was injured yet again. Still, I closed out the month with a 27 day (and counting) step goal streak. Stat time. September: 444,689 steps 190.7 miles run/walked 34.47 miles run. (Pace: 11:38. Run time: :25:11) Yep, I’m very happy with that.  Overall… Read More »

an awesome medal to close out September

Late August/September were pretty much a hot mess. Not for me personally, luckily, but certainly for much of the world between human and natural disasters. I think that’s part of why US Road Running’s We Are One Virtual race caught my attention. If unclear, it reads as follows: Birth place: Earth Race: Human Politics: Freedom… Read More »

So just how does a squirrel stampede

and why do the organizers of NYCRuns know this? Today was NYCRuns’ Squirrel Stampede and Roosevelt Island is a gorgeous place to run. We chose the 10K as it seemed to be more of a challenge. And I won’t lie, because it started later. As the weather grew more and more unseasonable I began to… Read More »

Wounded Knee and the Oregon Trail

Flickr plugin still broken. Photos are here. This is the post I’ve simultaneously been wanting to write while still driving that day, and dreading because it’s so complicated. It doesn’t have the undercurrent of dark tourism that the Charleston plantations or Oklahoma City did, but maybe it should? It certainly started to once this trip… Read More »