I runfess . . .I originally was thinking about another 5k in in May. Then it got suddenly hot (and the day the race was run would potentially have thunderstorms as a cold front was supposed to come through). Then COVID started surging again, and I decided it just wasn't a race I wanted to … Continue reading Peloton & Treadmills: Runfessions May 2022
Long runs can be wonderful confidence boosters, or they can completely suck any confidence you've ever had that you could run a particular distance out of you. No matter how many times you've raced that particular distance! Many of us run our long runs based on distance. But should you? Running for distance: Running for … Continue reading Long Runs: Time or Length?
It was a busy week of errands, visiting mom, and working on projects. A cold front last weekend blew out all the hot air, only to have it come back with a vengeance by week's end. I'm joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and going longer again but keeping the "easy" runs short … Continue reading More Weather Whiplash: 5/16 – 22 WRD
My socks stay intact, but I know a lot of runners who struggle with holey socks -- and holey running shoes, too! Knock on wood that hasn't been a problem for me so far. I got curious about what might cause this problem and any possible solutions. I'm linking up with My First 5K and … Continue reading 5 Tips to Keep Your Socks Whole!
I think about the Plan B a lot -- and not as it applies to racing. As it it applies to "what if I could no longer run again?". What would you turn to if you couldn't run any longer? We all want to be that 90 year old (or older!) runner who is still … Continue reading You need a Plan B
It's Friday as I sit down to write this post. Usually I try to write a bit as the week goes along, but it was a busy week. As usual it's hard to remember what I did yesterday, let alone a few days ago! I'm joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and maintaining … Continue reading Happy Full Moon: 5/9 – 15 WRD
If you want to see a new place, exploring on your own is a lot of fun, but if you want to uplevel your adventures, consider a tour (which I wrote about in this post here). I do have to add a caveat: I have not done tours during the Pandemic, and I haven't researched … Continue reading 5 Tips to Choose a Running Tour
I'll let you in on a secret: there really isn't one best way to see new places, but I have a few favorites and I'm going to share the pros and cons of each with you. There are other ways to tour new places, of course, including bike tours, hiking tours, segway tours -- I've … Continue reading Best Way to See New Places
Poor little guy Yesterday I let Bandit out. I don't always watch him, but usually I do because I like to know when he's done something. Good thing I did -- he stopped to sniff this little guy, but obediently left him alone when I told him to. I went outside to check him out. … Continue reading Wild Wildlife Week: 5/2 – 8 WRD
I'm joining Coco and Deborah and sharing a little differently this month: mostly in photos. When I saw my (free) race photos (read the real recap here), I saw that they actually tell a story! Notice my cockeye'd bib? My race belt has bungees for the bib. The first one went on fine. The second one tore … Continue reading My Race Story in Photos: Tea/coffee Date May 2022