I’ve had a hard time getting my road legs back. Two years ago, I would have called myself a hardcore runner. A slow, hardcore runner, but definitely an accomplished one. … Continue reading Building momentum is the most important goal for new runners
The period between Christmas and New Year’s is one of my favorite each year. It’s a time filled with anticipation for the year ahead, a time to look back at … Continue reading Look back at 2018 & channeling my inner Don Draper
It’s evident what stretching before a run will do for you. Better recovery, fewer aches and improved runs. My goal this week was 10 miles for the week, up from … Continue reading Runner’s Diary: So, I didn’t quite run 10 miles this week
Two years ago, I was running up to 20 miles a week. This week, I’m thrilled with 7.35. And today I got three miles in. Note that my running time … Continue reading Runner’s routine: 5 stretches I do before every run
My Bose Soundsport bluetooth headphones are pissing me off. The button somehow got stuck, and I can’t get it back to normal. Wearing these has become a part of the … Continue reading Runner’s Routine: The podcasts I listen to while running
So, how in the world to you morning people do it? Any by do it, I don’t only mean “get up.” I mean get up and exercise! How. Do. You. … Continue reading Morning workout: How do you get yourself up early to go run?
It was four years ago when I first got into running. I’ve run four or five 5Ks and three half-marathons, and I plan to run more for sure. But for … Continue reading Quest to get back into running shape starts with walking
Before I visited Lake Anna and the swamps of north-central Virginia over the Memorial Day weekend in 2018, I visited Old Dominion in March 2017 when it was considerably colder. … Continue reading Running trail between Alexandria and Mount Vernon is fantastic
It’s like Virginia is becoming my second home. This is at least my third trip to Old Dominion in the past three years although there might have been a fourth … Continue reading Lake Anna getaway my latest Virginia adventure
We’re headed down the homestretch now. Three weeks to go until my third half-marathon in Oklahoma City, and my fourth time participating in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon event overall. … Continue reading 3 weeks until Oklahoma City half + Redbud Classic
I’m a runner insomuch that I enjoy running. To me, it is not a chore; it is respite from a day’s stress. I have gone weeks where I run 4-5 … Continue reading Health & Fitness: Can you lose weight with a walking-only exercise regimen?
New view. Those two words summarize why my favorite thing to do on vacation or on business trips is to go running. However, it took some new friends to help … Continue reading New view: A quiet but hot run through Buckeye, Arizona