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…

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 …

Write Me A Love Song

A few days ago, I attended an event and had a chance to spend a little time with someone I’d only met once before. For me, the event was pretty normal but yesterday, I heard that this casual acquaintance made some truly nice remarks about me afterwards. She talked about the things she admired about…

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…

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…

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…

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…