I run to focus attention on myself. I run because it makes me a better person. I run to stay healthy. I run to set a positive example for my children. I run for fun. By myself, with a group, or with one other friend, it is fun to run. I run for those endorphins. … Continue reading Why do you run?
A lot has changed since I last posted on my page. The world looks much different than it did a few months ago. Yet some things still look the same. My perspective has changed with regard to some things I used to take for granted. Let me start with my own personal concerns, as this … Continue reading It’s Been Awhile
I’m leaving town this week with a dear friend of mine whom I’ve known my entire life, to visit another dear friend of ours whom we’ve known almost as long. We will be traveling to this place called Austin, TX. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. It’s fun! One really cool aspect of my friend going … Continue reading Running, Moming, and Laundry, Oh My!
I did a track workout a couple weeks ago, and it brought back memories of racing in grade school and high school. The difference, as I can recall, is this time I had to maintain very specific paces. I don’t really recall being coached to run a specific pace in my younger years of running. … Continue reading Track Running
I had a bucket list wish to complete a marathon in my lifetime-specifically by the time I am 40. So a couple weeks ago I registered for the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. I'm feeling very excited. I'm also feeling scared...well, terrified is probably the better word. How in the world am I going … Continue reading Becoming a Marathoner in 2019
Today was a beautiful day for a run over lunch! There were a lot of people around, and it didn't even occur to me whether or not I would be safe while I ran. At least safe from people. Running downtown in the city I live in does come with some safety concerns with regard … Continue reading Safety in Running
I got back rather late Sunday night from a very fun, slightly tiring, trip to Austin, Texas. My number one reason for going was to visit a very dear friend whom I've had since I was 7, and his partner. My number two reason was to be able to get a break from the cold … Continue reading My Recent Vacation and Exercise
We had a long run of wonderful weather in the state I live in, but that time has unfortunately come to an end. As a result, I have to run on the "dread"mill. I have a love/hate relationship with that piece of machinery. There are some really great things about running on a treadmill. For … Continue reading The Winter Running Blues
During this holiday season, I would like to address some of what I am thankful for. I'm very thankful to have married into such a great, supportive family, and to have a supportive family of my own. They all support my running-and even suffer through what I can only imagine are somewhat tiring conversations I … Continue reading Thankful for the Run