It's easy to give cheerfully when life is going relatively well. It's more difficult in difficult situations, but I am working on it and this quote is a great reminder! How did August go? Let's see! Getting in scheduled runsAs mentioned in my goals, I'm still pretty much winging it. I got to almost the … Continue reading Compassion: August 2022
Compassion is the wish to see others free from suffering. -- Dalai Lama The above quote rang really true for me. Not just for my mom, either. We'll leave it at that. How did July go? Let's see! Getting in scheduled runsRunning was going pretty well until we got to the second half of July … Continue reading Compassion: July 2022
I explored the link between Summer running and elevated heart rate on the run last week in this post here. I continued to see oddly elevated HR during some runs -- and not others. What effects high heart rate? So doing a little sleuthing, here are some more things that can increase your HR while … Continue reading Mysterious Heart Rate Answer?
This will be an interesting week with running. It's gonna be hot and humid and I'm sure my heart rate will skyrocket! Or will it? Does it even matter? Maybe it doesn't; some of my research said it really doesn't. I just like to understand things. I have a curious mind. Definitely still no expert, … Continue reading Why Your Heart Rate Varies
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. -- John Holmes Compassion continues to be a struggle. So I picked a great word for me, right? It's not that I'm not compassionate, just that I'm human. How did June go? Let's see! Getting in scheduled runsRunning continued to … Continue reading Compassion: June 2022
How could you not want to run a race called Good Karma? Add to that that it's at a park that's quite close to me that I know very well. It's a good cause, too -- from the Website: All net proceeds from the Good Karma 5K Run/Walk will benefit AIM for Seva and the Regional … Continue reading Good Karma 5k Race Recap
When the anti chafe gel I had been using for years disappeared from Amazon, I was very sad. It had served me well. Now what? I had long heard about Squirrel's Nut Butter (buy it at my Amazon Affiliate link here). It was time to give it a try! If you're a male cyclist, you've … Continue reading I Tried It: Squirrel’s Nut Butter
If you've ever been involved with caretaking, even if you're not the every day caretaker, you probably know that your life is basically not your own. I'm lucky that I have two siblings and we all play our different roles, but things happen when you least expect it and you just have to do it. … Continue reading Summer Bucket List 22
Compassion is the wish to see others free of suffering. -- The Dalai Lama I consider myself to be a compassionate person, but I'm not going to lie -- sometimes my mother's complaining gets to me, the way she sometimes rewrites history. The quote above is a good reminder to me to just be a … Continue reading Compassion: 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?