Focused on the Finish Line

The Tokyo Marathon is fast approaching - only three and a half more weeks to go.  I am being extra careful these days to avoid anything that could jeopardize my trip.  The memories of my fall that prevented me from going to the Berlin Marathon are still too fresh in my mind.  I won’t do anything … Continue reading Focused on the Finish Line

Runners Come in All Varieties

One of the reasons I was reluctant to run when I was younger was because I didn’t think I had the body of a runner.  The stereotypical image I had of a runner was someone who was tall and thin.  I did not inherit the light bone structure of my Welsh grandparents, though I did … Continue reading Runners Come in All Varieties

Making Peace with My Treadmill

With all this icy weather, I have had to move my runs inside to the treadmill, or as I refer to it, the dreadmill.  Running inside on the treadmill is preferred to risking a fall that could end my plans for the Tokyo Marathon.  I have never met a runner who has been thrilled with … Continue reading Making Peace with My Treadmill

365 Days of Commitment

The New Year has started and with it many people have set goals to achieve improved physical fitness.  I set a goal to make stretching a regular part of every day.  Here we are on Day 7 and I have already failed to achieve my goal.  Fifteen minutes of stretching isn’t all that demanding.  I … Continue reading 365 Days of Commitment