I runfess . . .This actually happened in March, I think, but then I never wrote about it. I didn't tighten the top on my water bottle completely, and when I got to where I ran, about a quarter of it had leaked out. I was grateful it hadn't all leaked out or gotten me … Continue reading Running Up, Down, and Around the Rain: Runfessions April 2022
I Feel the Need for Speed . . .
New runners often have two concerns: How do I get faster? When will I feel like I'm not dying? The not dying question is usually answered simply: slow down! Getting faster? That's more complicated. Here are a few things you can try. Disclaimer: I am not a running coach, and I am not going … Continue reading I Feel the Need for Speed . . .
What if you ran like an elite?
Obviously most of us are not going to be paid to run or earn a lot (or any, most likely) money running and racing. I think we could still all learn a lot from how elites run. If you've ever watched an elite runner, you probably marveled at how effortless they make running fast look. … Continue reading What if you ran like an elite?
Pace is of the ego . . .
In my YTT, our teacher shared the following quote: Range is of the ego, form is of the soul My take on that is that especially now, in the age of Instagram and Facebook, we're all after that perfect looking yoga pose. The perfect headstand, handstand. Arm balances, Inversions. You know: those really cool looking … Continue reading Pace is of the ego . . .
Maybe it’s good to be a turtle . . .
. . . when you begin I can still truthfully call myself a turtle. I am faster, but I am still not fast, and feel no need to change my slogan: An older, slower runner with a passion for chocolate and half marathons. In the beginning . . . . . . almost every runner … Continue reading Maybe it’s good to be a turtle . . .