A List Of One

For a couple weeks now, I’ve been working on a post entitled 5 reasons to do a running streak or 10 reasons or 15 or whatever number I felt exhausted all the motivations I was coming up with as I was running. But during yesterday’s run, I had an epiphany. I don’t need 5 reasons or 10…

Tales From The Run – Goals Met and Celebrity Sightings

Today I reached my goal: 25 miles in a month might not seem like a lot to some of my marathoner and ultra-runner friends but when you’ve been slacking on running for a while, 25 miles is a great accomplishment. And I did it thanks to my MODRUN running streak. I set a goal and…

Goals Set and Goals Achieved

Last week in the MODRUN (MODified RUNning streak), my goal was to run between 1.5 and 2 miles each time. It started well and faded away towards the end of the week. Sunday – 2 slow miles with the run club, made possible only because I have amazing run-buddies  Monday – 1.81 miles early in the…

Thinking Out Loud (Olympic Edition)

Thinking out loud about… USA’s 30+ medals at the Olympics whereas Brazil isn’t in the top ten.  Actually, Brazil is in 21st place with 3 medals so far.  There should be a rule about not overshadowing the host or something. Okay, I know that’s ridiculous but… it just feels bad.  Speaking of Olympics, I want to be…

To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before

You know the song. It’s about thanking the people who’ve helped you get this far.  “I dedicate this song –  to all the girls I’ve loved before, who’ve traveled in an out my door, I’m glad they came along, I dedicate this song to all the girls I’ve loved.” It’s important to acknowledge the people…

MODRUN Week 5 Day 4 aka THE LAST DAY

It’s officially the last day of April and the last day of the MODRUN. I’ve enjoyed it but it’s also been challenging. I guess that’s the point. The goal of the MODRUN MODified RUNning streak was to run every day except Saturday and I’ve run when I was tired, when I was rested, I’ve  run…

MODRUN Week 5 Day 3 Alice In Wonderland

Today, I ran 2.22 miles for the MODRUN, including some hill repeats. I read a couple of articles about breathing before the run because I’ve been feeling like I am running tired and panting even when I’m not tired. I did some deep breathing before the run to try to establish a pattern. It lasted…

MODRUN Week 5 Day 2 Recap

The downside of running every day is that I feel like I am always running on tired legs. Even after taking my one day off for the MODRUN, I feel like I am panting and not really making the best use of my stamina. As I really get into distance running and training for the…

MODRUN Week 5 Day 1

(This post should have been posted yesterday. Just pretend it’s still Sunday as you read.) It’s Sunday. I get almost no rest on the weekend and I guess I love it because instead of changing my schedule, I just keep doing it all over again. One of my resolutions this year was to phase out…

MODRUN Week 4 Day 4: He Pushed Me

Today, I wanted to get about 3 miles in so I ran to Central Park and back. I’ve been having a little health issue all week and my energy level is low. It feels like I’m dragging, like I’m tired, like I’m stuck in a rut. Somewhere close to the 2 mile mark, I stopped on…

MODRUN Week 3 Day 5: Easy Does It

Just a short run early in the morning to make sure I get at least a mile in, and because running is how I clear my mind to deal with stuff. There’s lots to get through today – physically and emotionally. Today, I have to attend the funeral of a man I sat next to…

MODRUN Week 3 Day 4: Feelings

The weather is so unpredictable. Yesterday, the forecast was for all-day rain so I braved the morning showers and got in my 1-mile run early, getting soaked in the process.Then it rained and drizzled and stopped and down-poured and drizzled and stopped for the rest of the day. If I had waited, I might have…