What’s on my Playlist*

Headphones we all have at least a working pair, a dead pair we should throw away but haven’t because it seems such a waste and a pair of Skullcandys that could be sent back for warranty coverage but haven’t bothered to send them off. If you run, walk, workout, watch TV and movies on dvd or…

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Winter Running, so Far

Remember when I said at the end of the fall running season I said I wasn’t going to quit, and keep plugging through the winter?  That only half happened.  I haven’t stopped completely, but haven’t been as consistent as I should have. Taking a semi-break has been okay though. I did get some relief by…

When “Best Intentions” and “Reality” meet

We’ve all had “one of those days” where we want to just climb back into bed and start over. This month has had more than it needed. Previously I said I joined a Holiday Challenge to help get through the holiday season a little healthier than I started it. “How’s that going for you?” I’m…

What’s in a Challenge, anyway?

Motivation. Heartbreak. Accountability. Discouragement. Achievement. That’s what.  I don’t think I’m doing it quite right. I told myself I was not going to get on the scale until the end of the month. From October 31 – November 30: no weigh-ins. I didn’t make it. I joined Coach Jenny Hadfield’s Holiday Challenge. It cost me…

Wo-Zha-Wa Run — race report

I hadn’t planned to run the Wo-Zha-Wa Run, a small race in Wisconsin Dells, WI (Saturday, September 17, 2016). Total finishers in 2016 numbered 111 for the half marathon.  There is also a 4 Mile Run; 145 finished that. It was the 5th largest field in its history.  Like I said, it’s a small race.…

The beginning, ten years later

On 24 September, 2006 I finished my first endurance event at the Walt Disney World Olympic [distance] Triathlon. I was 37. The only running I had done in the 25 years between junior high track and then was what was required in gym class, errands and chasing after my kids. I had gained weight with…