So sue me: I basically picked Pink's song because I like it and it's my blog. So there. I haven't fallen out of love with running, although maybe I've fallen out of love with training hard? I don't know. The nice fall-like weather at the end of the month did make it easier to fall … Continue reading We can learn to love again: August 2019
I’m not a get up and go girl
I admire the runners who get up, maybe drink some coffee and eat some toast, and boom! They're ready to toe the line at a race. Getting ready for a long run or race is a process for me. It starts the night before I try to make sure everything is laid out the night … Continue reading I’m not a get up and go girl
Do the loco-motion with me
Do I have a favorite running shoe? Bwahaha! You've read about my struggles with finding my Newton Motions, which yes, is my favorite running shoe. Why did I have to fall in love with a shoe made by a small company? Then why did said small company get even smaller, the shoes even more expensive … Continue reading Do the loco-motion with me
Sunshine of Your Love: July 2019
I have to admit I didn't realize what song this was from the title, but when I clicked on the link, yup, I knew it. Who here hasn't done an early morning run in the sunshine -- maybe a bit too much sunshine? I'm with you my love The light's shinin' through on you Yes, … Continue reading Sunshine of Your Love: July 2019
Why am I here?
Or finding what I want to be when I grow up. I often tell people that I'm a sort of jack of all trades, master of none sort of person. I've dabbled in a lot hobbies, some coming and going regularly, so for just a very short time, others for the long haul. I've spent … Continue reading Why am I here?
Flexibly Mentally Gearing Up
We choose all the right gear for our runs: the right clothes, the right shoes, the right fuel, the right music, etc. Sometimes we have to gear up mentally, too. While we always need to be in the right mind set to have a good run, it becomes more difficult when life throws you a … Continue reading Flexibly Mentally Gearing Up
4 Favorite Summer Skirts
I have to admit, I have many favorite skirts. There's a reason I'm a Skirt Sport Ambassador! There are so many different styles of skirts, it can be overwhelming for someone to choose when they look at the Website. The End of Season sale may have just ended, but many of my favorite summer skirts … Continue reading 4 Favorite Summer Skirts
I Will Always Love You: June 2019
Now who doesn't love this Whitney Houston song? Such a wonderful voice, such a sad ending to her life. My June was not sad, though; in fact, there were lots of fun times! June was about coming back to running -- on my terms. Running how and when I want, something we all need to … Continue reading I Will Always Love You: June 2019
“I Can’t”: What Does it Mean?
"I Can't" has many meanings. Can't simply means can not. According to Merriam Webster, can is defined as: be physically or mentally able to That is just one of the many definitions of the verb can; so can't means that you are not physically or mentally able to. We say can't all the time. We … Continue reading “I Can’t”: What Does it Mean?
Black Toenails 101
I ran for roughly 10 years and kept all my toenails . . . until I didn't. Although there are causes for black toenails (and we'll get into that), much like chafing, it can be totally random. What is a black toenail? Black toenails can have many causes, but for runners, it's usually caused by … Continue reading Black Toenails 101