Category Archives: GoTheDist

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 »

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 »

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 »

Running and Steps

Last Tuesday my hip began to whinge on a short pre-work run and I wondered why. Nothing had been particularly strenuous or beyond my normal. On the return leg of a run cut short, I realized I’d accidentally run five days in a row. Oops, my feet feel so much better in good shoes that… Read More »

In the books: August 2017

long post to come re: my amazing road trip, but quickly closing out the books on August Came just shy of my full month without goal. I missed it by 20 (!) steps on August 30 and about 1,200 on the 31st. Latter was a conscious choice as I preferred to explore the town I… Read More »

On Gyms, August and September

Exhale, I found a gym. Yesterday’s plan was a follow up on Friday, however only the New York Sports Club at 49th & Broadway was open. It’s nice, and huge. But it’s way too much money. I just don’t want to spend $90/month on a gym no matter how close it is. Speaking of close,… Read More »

Gym Shopping: Redux

It wasn’t exactly my plan for the afternoon but when I found the 2012 chapter of gym shopping last night, I had a feeling that kind of analysis might be in my future. So this afternoon I headed out to explore some of the options I identified and those that came from my Facebook crowdsource.… Read More »

Speedy Turtle: 5K edition

Speedy is my turtle’s name, though it does not fit. Seldom does he move at all, he just likes to sit Why yes, I am quoting a song from as far as I got in piano lessons on a running/reading/travel blog. What do you mean that doesn’t fit? I’m a turtle and I “sped” today.… Read More »

Price of Laziness: $2.75

this isn’t one of those esoteric, vague treatises on the price of laziness. This time, laziness has a pure cost: $2.75 An unlimited monthly metrocard costs $121 and works out to be a little more than forty rides a month. It usually makes sense for me due to meetings during the day that are too… Read More »

Gone: 30 minute goal

after thinking about this on and off for the last few weeks, I just threw the 30 minute daily goal out the window. I had mentally written a blog post for today explaining how much work I had to do to get my average back over 30 minutes after a short run (no running allowed… Read More »

Happy Feet

I don’t want to jinx it, but I think I may be to the point where I don’t need to dedicate any Taylor Swift songs to my shoes. The shoes in the aforementioned tweet were OK but eventually went back because they were just cut too narrow. This is apparently a thing with recent ASICS.… Read More »

GoTheDist July 2017

before I entered today’s run I was averaging 12:56 pace for average workout time of 30:41. After today’s? 12:53 for 29:52 UGH! I was so close to maintaining the 30 minute average. But I don’t feel badly about cutting today short as my foot finally doesn’t hurt! Not after Saturday’s run and not walking home… Read More »