Run-streaking, that is. Sorry for getting your hopes up (or, perhaps, terrifying you). I have been trying to complete a 30 day running streak. For many, 30 days of running every day isn’t very long so this personal challenge may seem somewhat insignificant, but for me 30 days, every day, is tough. I’m a teacher […]Read More STREAKING!!
You know what that sound is? It’s me hitting the wall. And not the cool “Game of Thrones” wall where the Watch is on duty and I might get to chase after Jon Snow, but the one that hurts a lot more: the training wall. THUD. Theeeeere it is. The moment where any sort of […]Read More THUD!!
The Gazelle is training hard and progressing beautifully. Every session is a magical moment of improvement. I’m proud of her. She had a rough season last year and she is the queen of the comeback. There’s just one problem… I suck. Now, I don’t mean that literally. I’ve got some solid races under my belt […]Read More It’s not about ego. Or is it?
My athletic therapist and I had a visit today. I was in pain. My hips were killing me and my knee started to hurt so much that I tapped out during a run (which I never do). She treated my injuries and we talked about my illness in October. Suddenly it all made sense. My […]Read More Maybe more than half crazy
Well, that was fun. And by fun I mean frustrating and annoying. I have a race in a week so I figured before I started easing back, I’d better get a brick session in. I haven’t done one in a while and I should probably remember what that horrible jelly legs feels like. So, off […]Read More The Land of Broken Training Sessions
So, wonderful, amazing, high-inducing run and then…crutches. Damn. I blame the ice in my driveway and the spectacular fall I took. Spectacular because I managed to save my coffee, less than spectacular because, well, crutches. I tried to tough it out and carry on but by the next day I couldn’t handle it. Too bad […]Read More Set back again
Today was one of those days. I just didn’t want to do anything. I’ve been having pain in my feet so I didn’t want to run, I’m tired so I didn’t want to swim and I’m stressed from trying to get the school play ready for performance so I just wanted to stress eat. Today’s […]Read More The good, the bad and the ugly training day
It’s been a while. I’ve been slacking. I wish I had a good reason but the truth is, I don’t. The things that took up my time for training are done and have been for a couple weeks but I just didn’t get back to training. Part of me has been a little depressed […]Read More Back in the saddle
This training thing is hard! Especially when you are busy as hell, have an active job and tend to overbook yourself (who? Me? Never!!!…well, ok, maybe). Sometimes, for those of us who like to “push” ourselves, the days when your body refuses to cooperate are really frustrating. My body is exhausted! Yesterday, I actually skipped […]Read More Sometimes it doesn’t go as planned
Goals? Yes, it’s formatted as a question. I know a lot of people who start of the New Year with a fresh set of goals and training plans and others who just plan to stick with the “same old”. Me, I find myself somewhere in the middle. Last year brought some really great successes. 4th […]Read More New Year, New Goals?