Slow running… it’s the new fast!

Reposted from FitMilwaukee.com: I’ve never been fast. I don’t even know if I’d ever care to be fast. A lot of times, you hear about how fast people run races. Don’t get me wrong. I have a time goal. It’s just no where near that of my close friends. When they’re running an “easy” 9 […]

Bikram Yoga: What was I thinking?

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Photo: Visit London This is what I imagine hell is like. It’s smelly, it’s humid, it’s hot and you’re in a room with 30 other sweaty people. I was dripping with sweat – even my calves were sweating. Oh, and then class started. Yeah that’s right. I was dripping sweat on my calves, feet, forearms […]

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 […]

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

First it was good. Then it was really good. Then it was ok. Then it was meh. Then it was bad. Then it was really bad. Then it was oh-my-god-I’m-going-to-die. Then it was over. My left foot/ankle bothered me quite a bit yesterday. I’m not sure what happened. I iced it on and off all […]

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 […]