Speaking of running

And speaking of running, (because aren’t we always)… I laced up and ran a little bit this morning. My knee is still bothering me, and I’ve taken the bandage off so I am running around with a huge open wound on my knee but there is a part of me that just doesn’t care how…

Crop Over

Right now in Barbados, thousands of people – Bajans and international revelers – have gathered for Crop Over. It is their annual holiday to commemorate the harvest – after months of planting and nourishing, it is time to reap the crop and celebrate the yield. I, too, planted something and it’s not quite time to…

The Week That Was

Last week, I didn’t post about my weekly goals because I was focusing on my monthly recap and intentions. But I did write about them in my journal so I’ll tell you now that I planned to: Read the Bible everyday – I did Read 3 other books – I finished 1 and started 2…

Halfway

I’m halfway there. After this morning’s run, I got a little notification that I’m halfway into my #ToughGirlChallenge running goal of 100 miles. At the beginning of May I started the daily workout challenge that I started with my virtual running-buddy and I’ve been keeping up with that by running at least a mile every weekday. In June, though,…

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…

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…

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…

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…