Girls on the Run (also known as GOTR) is an awesome nonprofit that helps train young girls to run a 5k, but more importantly, also helps them with their self esteem. The lovely Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner runs one of these groups, by the way. This was my third time running this 5k (not in consecutive … Continue reading Girls on the Run 5k Race Recap 11/24/19
10 Goals for a Great 2018
Expecting my 2018 Goals? Gotcha! I'm still working on my own. Are you still working on your goals for 2018? I know some people feel that goals are too stressful, but would you take a road trip without your phone? Of course, back in that day, it would be would you take a road trip … Continue reading 10 Goals for a Great 2018
Looking back at 2017
And looking for those silver linings When I picked my word for 2017, I wrote about having the patience to see my training bear fruit (read about that here, and my word for 2018 here). Little did I know, that patience would be rewarded; in spades! January Rachel @ Runningonhappy offered a free month of … Continue reading Looking back at 2017
Cohoes Turkey Trot Race Recap 11/23/17
Yes, I know it's 2017, but I was unable to find this year's logo. This is my third year running this low key, free, yet chip timed turkey trot. I'm sure the big ones are a ton of fun, too, but it's just far easier for me to get in and out of a smaller … Continue reading Cohoes Turkey Trot Race Recap 11/23/17
Dear Fall: 5 Things I want from You!
It's the first day of Fall and I decided to go off script for the Friday 5 and write a little letter to Fall and ask it for a few favors. Today I am joining up with the Friday Five 2.0 from Fairytales & Fitness and Rachel @ Running on Happy to share the five things I'd like to … Continue reading Dear Fall: 5 Things I want from You!
The real victory . . .
. . . was to keep on keeping on Victory: achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties Today's word prompt got me to thinking: is the real victory the PR, or is it the journey to that PR? If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride … Continue reading The real victory . . .
Superaging: Spilling over tea/coffee April 2017
Mostly I'm thinking about my last race today. Not so much in a "I should have done this" or "I should have done that" sort of way. More in a "I'm just kind of shocked" kind of way. Have I ever told you the story of my engagement to Mr. Judy? I don't remember (guess … Continue reading Superaging: Spilling over tea/coffee April 2017
Never say never: TOLT
Today I'm Thinking Out Loud about not being jinxed by well wishes for a PR in my upcoming race, and everything race related. Of course. Plus the furkids. Of course. Trying something different I've pretty much been trying to lose weight for the last 8 years or so. That includes during training for all my halfs. This … Continue reading Never say never: TOLT
Must get faster — how?: TOLT
I'm Thinking Out Loud about running, training, how to get faster without getting injured, and male dogs vs female dogs. Generating heat I often wonder about strange things. Like if you're a faster runner does that mean you naturally generate more heat? Do you run hot, so to speak? Darlene and I dress very differently for the same temperatures. … Continue reading Must get faster — how?: TOLT
Cohoes Turkey Trot Race Recap 11/24/16
You can have your Troy Turkey Trots, because even though I've never done it, I'm pretty sure I prefer the more low key (and free) Cohoes Turkey Trot. Here's how it went down for the second year I've run it. Packet Pickup I got to the race earlier this year than last year. I knew … Continue reading Cohoes Turkey Trot Race Recap 11/24/16