Some days, anyway. More sun then we've seen around here lately, with a truly lovely weekend and I've been spending time soaking up some Vitamin D outside. Sadly no hikes this week, but I think I actually needed a bit more downtime this week. I'm joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and keeping … Continue reading Let the Sun Shine: 4/25 – 5/1 WRD
Some people will tell you that as long as you have the right gear, it's never too cold to run. There is a kernel of truth to that statement, but there are truly dangerous conditions when you should either reschedule or take it to the treadmill -- or do some other type of inside cardio … Continue reading Is it ever too cold for running?
Yes, I totally stole the subject "move more, exercise less" from a Peloton instructor. No, I don't know which one. I embraced it in 2021, too. Which meant that while it was one of my lowest mileage years in running miles -- although not the lowest -- I still kept busy moving. Pacing I pace … Continue reading Move More, Exercise Less
I started to work on a "top 10 videos of 2021" video for my YouTube channel, so decided it would be fun to have a look at the top 10 posts on this blog. Only it's a personal blog, with no plugins, so not so easy to see the most viewed posts from just 2021. … Continue reading 10 Most Viewed Posts in 2021
It's the end of the year, and maybe your thoughts are turning towards making some last minute donations. Maybe you already have a list of charities that are near and dear to your heart, but if you're looking for some that have some sort of tie to running (mostly, anyway), I have a few to … Continue reading 7 Charities to Warm a Runner’s Heart
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere -- and in particular a cold, windy, snowy area like I do -- running through the holidays can feel like a real challenge. Even if you live in sunny Florida, even in a normal year (and we all know that there's been no normal years lately!), running through … Continue reading 5 Simple Tips for Running through the Holidays
It's been about 20 years since I bought my treadmill. I did a lot of research at the time, even though I was not yet running -- not even close. I wanted to be able to walk more during the heat of a TX Summer (and not be eaten up by mosquitoes!). If you're shopping … Continue reading 7 Tips for Treadmill Shopping
I mean a recovery run -- which will be much shorter than even your easy runs. It should be much slower than your easy runs, too. Many runners start streaking at this time of year, trying to make sure they keep up their fitness through the holidays. Often that means quite a few days will … Continue reading Do you need to dress differently for a short run?
Eight years ago I ran my worst half marathon. It wasn't just one of my worst finish times, it was hands down the worst half marathon I ever ran -- and I've run a few doozies! Including the race pictured above. I didn't injure myself, but I had GI issues, which I never have -- … Continue reading My Biggest Takeaway from My Worst Race
Five years ago I ran a half marathon with some fellow bloggers in Florida. At the time it was a long awaited PR -- it didn't even feel hard. It also kicked off a year of PRs in halfs. It was also the start of a lot of turmoil in my life -- the ongoing … Continue reading 3 Things Learned from a Great Race