My favorite running and workout gear

I am asked from time to time about the gear I frequently use/wear when running, walking, biking, etc. So I decided to pull it all together in a handy dandy list for you. I have not been compensated by any of the companies listed below. I paid for each of these items and am sharing […]

Race Report: Starting (and finishing) my first half marathon

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“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” – John Bingham It started out like any normal Sunday. Well, any normal Sunday where you get up at 4 a.m. to get ready and catch a bus at 5 a.m. to your first half marathon. You know, the […]

I’m on the injured reserve

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This is what happens when your Garmin is upset you can’t run for 2 weeks. One week ago, I did a half marathon. All week long, I’ve been a lazy bum. I need to kick my butt in gear but I’ve been in so much pain with my left foot. Went to the doc Friday […]

I owned 10 miles

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(This was written Sunday afternoon… which should explain all the references to “today”). I can’t even describe the sense of accomplishment I feel right now. I did 10 miles today. Without stopping. (well, I made a couple of water stops but that is expected – no stops to stretch or rest though!) My body hurts […]

The one where I accidentally run .85 mi without stopping

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It started off like any other hot, muggy, late-night run. I walked a .25mi warmup (about 4-5min) and waited for my Garmin to beep at me that it was time to start running. it just wasn’t turning over. You see, I had set up this great program for myself tonight – a bunch of intervals […]

Another 8 miles down

Sunday’s 8 miles was felt so much better than last week. That’s partly because of the heat, but also because I rock. (Let’s be honest here). I was more into this mentally than I was last week. I had myself freaked out. This week, I kept a fairly consistent pace and was able to do […]