At the end of last year, I asked my running coach for a week off. To be honest I was burned out. I had trained intensely all year to run three marathons. Mentally, I just wanted to check out for a bit and not be driven by a training schedule. It seemed as if my … Continue reading You Gotta Have Balance
While I am a big fan of running, I also realize that running is not for everyone. Due to knee problems, my husband, for example, is not able to join in my running adventures. He makes a terrific spectator, though, and can ring a mean cow bell. For people like him, walking is the perfect … Continue reading Just 30 Minutes
It has been awhile since I last posted on my blog. Recovering from my broken toe has taken longer and been more difficult than I expected. The last 2 months have not been filled with adventure or running. I have been on a detour along my running journey that I never want to take again. … Continue reading I’m Back
I don’t claim to be an expert in anything. I have dogs but after raising six dogs, I would not be so presumptuous to advise others on how to train their dogs. I still rely on my go-to resource, Auntie C., with any dog-training questions. I have run 11 marathons and 35 half marathons but … Continue reading The Importance of Moving
Warning: This week’s post is R rated. A few years ago I was in a running group. Our coach was an Australian woman who had completed multiple Ironman competitions. Nothing stopped her. My doctor wasn’t real keen on my running but more than anything I wanted to get back out on the trail and run. … Continue reading Excuses
It is not surprising that people are confused about how best to keep themselves healthy. There is so much conflicting information out there these days. I recall an article a while back that had the alarming headline “Sitting down is KILLING you!” That headline would scare anyone who is chained to a desk all day. … Continue reading What’s a Person To Do?