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As a child, I couldn’t sit still. I had so much energy. I never walked somewhere if I could run instead. I didn’t sit down if I could jump around. I couldn’t tell you the number of times I got hurt because I couldn’t obey the instructions to not move around so much. And I…

The 5 R’s (Hint: One of them is running)

I’ve chosen a letter and I’m sticking with it. Today it’s all about the 5 R’s.  Currently, I’m: Reading: The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr. I just started it yesterday and am already really enjoying the writing. Check out this paragraph: For the last five centuries, ever since Gutenberg’s…

Week 2 Day 2

Monday’s run. Short. My ankle didn’t hurt (I thought I might have twisted it on Sunday) but the soles of my feet did. I think the daily pounding of the pavement might be taking its toll. And it was cold. Except, Monday’s weather is predicted to be the highest temps all week. So, MODRUN2015 Week…

On The Run

Notes from Week 1 Day 5 of  #MODRUN2015 Somehow, running in 27 degree weather feels colder than the 20 degrees yesterday. Well, honestly, it felt like that at the start of the run. But after the first mile or so, I could still use my hands, where yesterday, I couldn’t so maybe it’s warming up. But it’s…

MODRUN2015

It’s going to be a challenge but I’m starting another MODRUN. Today. #MODRUN2015. I’m looking at the weather forecast this week and thinking I must be crazy. But I planned that 2015 is the year of yes. And if I don’t start running regularly again today, then when? The MODRUN (MODRUN = MODified RUNning streak) I…

Five Essentials For Arctic Temperatures

The weather in NYC this week was positively Arctic. Okay, so I’ve never visited the Arctic circle but the weather yesterday is what I think it’s like there. But I survived and these are the five things that got me through the week: Socks – fuzzy socks for inside, over-the-knee socks for going outside  Resistance bands…

Weekends In NYC

Sometimes, getting out of bed on a cold morning is the hardest thing to do but once you’re up, there’s so much to enjoy, that later, you wonder if you’ll ever tire of it all, because there’s so much to ponder, like… A woman in the street that makes you think about color and shapes…

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…

Running Is Not About Me

Running is not about me. I’m starting to realize that my new favorite hobby is not about me and I am fine with it. I believe that if something is not growing then sooner or later it dies. If an interest is not growing, it must be shrinking instead. When I started running (I probably…

Twenty three degrees

(This was first posted on my blog runwright.weebly.com on December 12, 2013) That’s the temperature outside today. Yesterday’s low has become today’s high.And rather than run in 40 degree weather on Monday, I chose to postpone my workouts until today. I didn’t expect it to get this cold but Monday was rain and Tuesday was snow…