This week I joined the Facebook group page for Ironman Maryland. My hope and plan was to get as much information and gather tips as I could about the race, the venue, and all things race week. Race day is 27 weeks away. An announcement was shared that the much loved race director, Gerry Boyle,… Continue reading A Man, his Passing and Legacy, and a Scholarship
I’m standing in my kitchen in my Oofos, in the cloud of my own stink, feeling a little like a fraud. I have blisters on my arches. New shoes + custom orthotics = no Bueno until the shoes break in a little more, and my feet toughen up too. There are two toenails that will… Continue reading Feeling like a Fraud
I've said it before: the best of intentions and reality don't always meet. I don't know what made me think 2018 would be much different. I chose focus words instead of resolutions hoping they would keep me on track for a broader area of life; found two women who were also looking for accountability partners… Continue reading On Your Mark, Get Set, …WAIT!
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… Continue reading What’s on my Playlist*
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… Continue reading Winter Running, so Far
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… Continue reading What’s in a Challenge, anyway?
This Sunday wraps up the 2016 season for me with a full marathon at the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon. By the time October 1 comes around I am pretty much over the idea of running. I know it happens every year, and each year in the spring I feel like I can conquer the… Continue reading The End is Near, and I AM NOT Quitting