The day the excuses didn’t matter

The struggle was definitely real this morning – high temperatures, waking up groggy from not enough sleep and a tightness in the back of my right leg from maybe overdoing yesterday’s attempt at the Shaun T workout. I had a few good reasons for skipping the run this morning but when I started the daily workout…

Adding Another Challenge To A Packed Week

Last week, I posted my goals for all to see so it’s only right that I let you know whether they were just for show or if I actually worked on and met those targets. Last week’s intentions: Read the Bible everyday – check Read 3 books – fail. I started 2 huge books but…

Shoutouts

At the end of Week 5 of the running challenge, I must give a shoutout to some of the people who’ve encouraged me along the way. I probably wouldn’t have started if it wasn’t for a conversation I had with my challenge partner  My Runkeeper friends who clicked to like every one of the workouts…

5K, the day after

The day after is often just as important as the day of. The day of a race is often when the cheerleaders come out and the streets are lined with people shouting encouragement so when you falter, you won’t fall. The music, the energy, the presence of other runners chasing the same goals, the reality…

Go Somewhere

Today, I attempted to run 3.1 miles – my first 5K of the season (more on that later). My route took me to the park where there was a group of children – age ranging between 8 and 13 years old probably. They had congregated in a little area close to the entrance of the…

Whether The Weather Permits

The sun hasn’t made an appearance in New York City in about 3 weeks. Okay, that might not be completely true but that’s what it feels like. It’s been rainy or overcast almost everyday for a long time so while we’re at the time of year where we want to start planning outdoor activities, it…

New Weekly Goals

Last week, I didn’t post my weekly goals. It was the end of the month and 2 goal posts around the same time felt a bit much. That being said, my intentions were to: Read the Bible everyday – I did Read 2 books from my TBR – I finished one (I reviewed it here)…

Week End

I came across this temporary mini art installation in my neighborhood on Friday. Of the 9 pieces on display, this one is my favorite, although I can’t explain why. Maybe because it is utilizes waste material, maybe because it looks like something a collector (read, hoarder) would construct from a junk drawer that she claims consists…

The Second President

June 1st seems like time to start all over again but some things have to carry over from May, right? In May, I set a goal to get back into outdoor running so I started a challenge where I would run every weekday. Today is day 19 of the daily workout challenge that I started with my virtual…

Sticking To The Plan

Today is day 18 of the daily workout challenge that I started with my virtual running-buddy. I’m not going to tell you that everything is going great but at least I’m sticking to the plan. We’re almost at the end of the first month of running and it doesn’t feel like I’ve made significant progress. It doesn’t help…

Living In The Past

I failed to meet most of my goals last week so I’m living in the past, playing catch up, working on things I should have done already so I can hopefully get back on schedule for the end of the month which is… egads, tomorrow. How are we at the end of another month already?…

Workout Challenge Day 15

Today is day 15 of the daily workout challenge that I started with my virtual running-buddy. It’s the end of the third week which is a huge milestone. If we were running every day instead of just every weekday, this would be the point where we would say we’ve started building a habit. It is starting to feel…