Everyone has one: something they struggle with in their life. Usually their whole lives. Weight is definitely one of my struggles. Many of my local friends don't really get it, because while they've seen the photos, they never knew me as a very heavy person, or it's not a struggle for them. By the way, … Continue reading Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, Part II
While I was sick, I used some guided meditations focusing on being healthy. One of them said words to the effect: I allow myself to go through this illness, because I know that I will come through even stronger than before. Fairytales and Fitness No one ever wants to be sick. Sometimes, though, we truly … Continue reading Whatever Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger, Part I
Some runners never race at all. Runners who do race, though, race for all sorts of different reasons. Your reasons for racing may change over the years, too. I do think it's important to revisit your why. What is it about racing that motivates you? Why do YOU get out there to race? Fairytales and … Continue reading Why do YOU race?
I have run in some pretty gnarly weather conditions: snow, sleet, thunderstorms, extremely windy, a Nor'easter (yes, I'm going to milk that one for years to come). Sometimes the weather changes when I'm already out on the run and I have no choice but to run back to the car. Other times, yes, I know … Continue reading Fair Weather Runners,Unite!
You have a lot of time to think in a hospital. I thought of one more thing after I made this graphic . . . Fairytales and Fitness I had not been in a hospital -- for myself, that is -- since I was 12 years old. Since there isn't a lot of movement going … Continue reading 7 Random Hospital Thoughts
Your first run, that is? I don't. Apparently I really don't. Fairytales and Fitness As I was moving around running clothes -- putting away some (not all) heavier clothes, bringing out more skirts -- I happened upon an old journal. If you asked me when I started to run, I would tell you about 10 … Continue reading Do you remember your first?
Or a Fat Burner? Does it even matter? That's the $64 million question, isn't it? Fairytales and Fitness Sugar burners rely on sugar for that quick energy burst: think refined carbs, gels, beans, chews. Sugar burners tend to have a quick burst of energy and then a crash (hello, mile 10 slump in a half!). … Continue reading Are you a Sugar Burner?
I'm like many (but not all) women: part of why I'm active is about getting a little more wiggle room in what I can eat. Being vertically challenged and in my late 50s, weight management is an ongoing "exercise" in juggling food and activity. Fairytales and Fitness So what do I do when being active … Continue reading It’s really about what you put in your body
Or how I walked 5 miles in my house I wrote about my strange rungries and sleep disturbances when I started to run again after a short runbbatical here. This week I'm going to talk about how I managed to get in my steps -- even with bitter cold, no running, limited power, and no … Continue reading My Quest for Steps
It was just earlier in the week that I wrote tips for getting in more activity in Winter (read that post here). Well, there's a dark side to that story. It's no secret that Winter is not my favorite season. There was a reason I interviewed with companies in more temperate climates when I was … Continue reading What will keep you running?