Building momentum is the most important goal for new runners

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

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Look back at 2018 & channeling my inner Don Draper

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

Runner’s routine: 5 stretches I do before every run

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

Runner’s Routine: The podcasts I listen to while running

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

Morning workout: How do you get yourself up early to go run?

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?

Quest to get back into running shape starts with walking

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

Running trail between Alexandria and Mount Vernon is fantastic

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

Health & Fitness: Can you lose weight with a walking-only exercise regimen?

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: A quiet but hot run through Buckeye, Arizona

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