Quick Run Down, week of 9.16

Well this might refer to Wednesday’s speed workout, but really is a reflection of a banana crackers crazy week at work. All good/great, just a lack of time for reading & writing. I am reading Meb’s 26 Marathons though, and he speaks the truth: You don’t need to race to set personal records. Maybe this […]


Tuesday Topics: Marathon Milestones

I’m pretty sure I’ve never recapped a non race. But I have to say, even 36 hours later as I start this – twenty miles didn’t feel like just any other run. Linking up with Kim and Zenaida to talk about the milestones this race represented for Tuesday Topics. While this run was far from […]


Honor 9/11

I’ve seen the article that floated around about whether running is a selfish past time. I don’t buy it – at least not any more than any solo activity. We do what makes us happy, and if we’re able to, we give back. But this week? There’s something bigger than all of us. Where were […]


Starting September Off Right

Marathon training and the marathon is starting to feel real. Not frightening or anything, just real. I think the absolutely gorgeous fall weather contributed. As I mentioned, I’m really enjoying marathon training, but shared a few of the downsides over coffee. Just a quick recap as this was a busy week. Weekly run down with […]


September Coffee: Costs of Marathon Training

No, not those costs. Although I use Mint and could probably tell you what I’ve spent on this to 98% completion, save for the occasional non-tracked cash purchases of gels and the like. This post has taken forever to finish and it’s bounced from being Tuesday Topics to Runfessions to finally, Coffee with CoCo and […]


500 miles!

I would run five hundred miles and I would run five hundred more. Well, maybe not. Sometime this week I hit 500 miles run on the year according to the Run the Year tracker. Manual miles never quite make it there, so I actually hit it last week but didn’t notice. Why didn’t I notice […]


Powerful Podcasts and Love Thyself

It wasn’t love at first sight Some of our initial encounters Were awkward An up and down friendship But you grew on me Then one day I realised I was in love with you I love running We have the odd bad day But I can’t resist I always come back I want to grow […]


Super busy, wonderful week

A wonderful week with friends, both running and non, as their summer & work travels brought them through the city. A whirlwind of many late nights, but wouldn’t trade it for a second. Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down: Never miss a Monday: two running weeks in a row, Kim, […]


Vermont and other mischief

July finished with 84.79 miles. 84! That is, by far, a personal best. And yes, that missing .21 miles bothers me just a little because round numbers. But only a little because I’m really proud of this mileage increase that, touch wood, has been without injury. On nutrition: as I mentioned on twitter, I finally […]


Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz

New hydration tabs? Well maybe, but really this old Alka-Seltzer gem. And since the vast majority of us are in the same weather patterns I don’t have to explain that it’s actually about the ending of the brutal heat wave. Running and just existing this week was bliss. It’s so nice not to show up […]