Monthly Archive: September 2011

Proof. 11

Proof.

The thing I’ve been telling people the most often about running, is the thing I can’t remember the source of. But the basic idea is this: Have a running schedule. When the time comes for one of your scheduled runs, if you don’t want to do it? Just put on your running clothes and get out the door. Jog/Walk for 30 seconds. If you still don’t want to do your run? Come back inside. But you’ll probably keep going. I have fallen back on this rule of thumb dozens of times in the last 2 months of training for a...

Where I’ve Been. 37

Where I’ve Been.

This weekend was stressful and I was quite absent online yesterday. Instead of doing that again today, I’m just to going to write a very BORING entry to explain so that I can get this off my chest because it’s STRESSING ME OUT. Thank you for letting me vent…in advance. As everyone who has pets that spend any time outdoor knows, sometimes you see the periodic flea around your home. Which we have seen them a few times recently. And Nikki had a few bites which didn’t phase us too much because she has always been really sensitive to bug...

That Time When I Was Happy To See Monday. 11

That Time When I Was Happy To See Monday.

My patience has been pushed to the limits this weekend. I went from a proud high on Saturday morning after a pretty decent long run (TWELVE MILES) to a stressed out low due to a number of things too boring to discuss on my blog. Basically I have a list of things to do today that include: 1) Call pest control 2) Taking a kid to the doctor 3) Making an appointment with the vet 4) Double-checking some stuff associated with my volunteer gigs as it seems I made some mistakes this weekend I don’t want to happen again 5)...

Autumn Chase 13

Autumn Chase

Now…on to brag about my DAUGHTER! She ran the Autumn Chase yesterday. It’s just a 1-mile fun run, but it’s a huge event kids from all over the city attend. As legend has it, Donnie won a medal in 1st grade from doing the mile in 7 minutes plus some. Nikki had never run a mile straight before yesterday, but we were pretty confident she could do it. Wes went first, and finished in 17 minutes (he walked/ran the whole thing by himself!) so she had been running for a few minutes when he finished. I picked him up and...

How Boot Camp Taught Me That I Can Be AWESOME. 40

How Boot Camp Taught Me That I Can Be AWESOME.

My changes of speed over the course of a year of boot camp. A while back I wrote about how losing weight and getting fit – for most of us – is not about finding that one magical moment. There’s not ONE exercise plan or ONE diet or ONE book or ONE magazine article that is going to change our lives. For most of us – it’s about the tiny moments along the way. The small moments of triumph that may be followed by a trip-up or a failure…but that gradually lead us to success. While this is all very...