I just entered the sixth week of my personal #500milesin2017 challenge. While I have always loved to run, I have definitely learned a lot more about myself upping my miles to meet the 9.6 miles a week goal: Your mind is your own worst enemy. I loathe the first mile and a half of any run. I don’t … More Week Six – What I Have Learned Along the Way
I was pumped all day for my long run tonight. 20+ miles done in 6 runs in 10 days. I was ready to #getsome! Only I wasn’t. All weekend long we were trapped inside the house awaiting the “Biggest Ice Storm in 10 Years”. It never happened. Yes, we got some great family snuggle time. … More Just… Bleh.
I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. What does throwing out the old calendar and hanging up the new have anything to do with me accomplishing something in life? I have been known to start a new “diet”, workout schedule, or topic to learn on any random day of the week, or month of the year. Except this … More #500milesin2017
My body is a machine, which runs on premium. Apparently, my steady intake of Wild Turkey, cheap White Sangria, pizza and movie theater popcorn (with extra butter, of course) this Fourth of July weekend was not a premium type of fuel. I found that out this afternoon while attempting to get back into my fitness … More More Lemon Water, Less Wild Turkey
It’s been officially three days post-medication. My mouth is slowly starting to feel less like the Sahara Desert, and it has been a little easier to breathe. Today, I decided to go on a run. Once a week, I normally run the base. It is an easy, flat 6.5 miles, and I can usually complete … More Baby Steps, Minus the Diaper
My stomach is tied in knots. My vision is blurred. I feel like my heart is going to beat right out of my chest. What is ailing me, you ask? Am I in love? I can’t sleep. Let me rephrase that…. I haven’t slept in almost four years. I toss and turn to fall asleep, … More Oh, Sleep? Where Art Thou?
I have been a slug for the past couple of weeks. My usual active and healthy lifestyle has been neglected, and I have a million and one excuses. The constant below-freezing temperatures and snow on the ground makes it almost unbearable to go outside. When I do slug my way over to the gym, the … More YOU are Not a Waste of Time