First Run

I am sure the GPS wasn’t working because when I was done I didn’t feel as dog-tired as this kind of distance usually produces in me… .. but I was dreaming about running last night and when I woke up, I went for what I thought would be a short run but it felt so…

Running Plans And Otherwise

It’s been a couple of weeks since I ran. I was hoping to resume last week but recovering from my not-a-glamp camping trip took the better part of a couple of days and then the next few days got so busy what with trying to catch up on all that I had missed. Hopefully, this…

Summer Running

I’m in week 8 of the daily workout challenge that I started with my virtual running-buddy and getting a little bored with my daily running routine. Every morning, I lace up my sneaks and without spending time to warm up, I start running as soon as possible. Usually, I am hurrying because I’m trying to beat the sun coming…

Finish Strong

Finish Strong. That’s something I used to hear when I ran with the NYRR. I’d be close to the finish line, panting with what felt like my last breath, and an eager spectator or volunteer would shout out what they thought was encouragement but for me, sometimes felt like just an annoyance… Finish Strong… meaning,…

Run My Life

This week, my running goal was to run 12 miles over 5 days. Monday was the start of week 7 of the daily running challenge that I started with my virtual running-buddy and I announced my intention for the week in this post. So did I actually accomplish that goal? Let’s see. Monday goal: 2 miles I ran 2 miles …

Reading For Runners

Ask me anything and when I offer my own advice based on what I’ve experienced or thought about, I’ll also add a book recommendation so you can do some research on your own and maybe even come back and teach me a thing or two. I’m  in the middle of week 7 of my daily…

Summer Running Essentials

If you’re running through the summer because… you’re training for a winter marathon or a half marathon in the fall you’re doing a running streak you’ve taken up the #ToughGirlChallenge to run 100 miles before September 17 you’re outrunning the health problems that seem to accompany a sedentary lifestyle or you’re still trying to get to…

Get More Done On The Longest Day Of The Year

Last week is gone, and the new one is already far spent. It’s past time to reflect on how I did on my goals last week and what I plan to accomplish this week. LAST Week’s Goals/ plans Read the Bible everyday – I did Read 3 books – I read a lot but didn’t…

I Missed A Day

I was traveling yesterday and while I’d packed my sneakers, there just wasn’t time to fit in even a run. This morning, I tried to make up for it by running my weekly 5K – I covered 3.15 miles in 33 minutes – but my weekly mileage is still lower than it should be. This…

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…

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)…