Easy 10-miler - not an oxymoron?
Thursday, June 06, 2013      2 comments

A couple of weeks ago I set out to run an "easy 10-miler". It was the weekend after my 1/2 marathon in Cleveland, which I had run relatively hard, and the temperatures had risen during the race. Usually I would pull back the miles significantl... Read more
Cleveland Half Marathon
Thursday, May 30, 2013      1 comments

Cleveland Half Marathon May 19, 2013 I've realized to my surprise that I haven't blogged here in five months... see what happens when I drop the "blog a progress report every month" from my New Year's resolution? So... Ran easy and ... Read more
Life in 2012 and beyond
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      3 comments

A year of huge changes in my life... mostly for my family, but all had implications for me too. Both kids had major life changes. My DD graduated college, came home for the summer, moved to Georgia for graduate school (both school and cult... Read more
Volunteering at an Ultra - Beast of Burden - Lockport
Monday, August 20, 2012      2 comments

Well, the best I can say for July and August so far is that I haven't re-gained any weight. Alas, I wanted to lose some! Ran 66 miles in July, and am on track for about the same in August. Some major life changes - helped my daughte... Read more
Marathon recovery = injury recovery?
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      5 comments

June review (belated.. but better late than never!) Ran 45.85 miles Weight - no change cross-training - non-existant housework - better than last month, but not good... Highlights - travelled to see daughter graduate from college... Read more
A dream fulfilled - now what?
Friday, June 01, 2012      0 comments

May 2012 will go down in the books of my memory as a hugely exciting month. On the weight-loss front - I gained. On the housework front - my house is in chaos. On the running front - ran over 90 miles Watched my son graduate cum laude... Read more
Not the marathon of my dreams
Tuesday, May 22, 2012      13 comments

Warning - LONG blog entry Well, it was not the marathon of my dreams, a triumphant sprint to the finish in under five hours, relaxed and running strong. I knew I'd have to adjust my goals when I saw the weather forecast - highs of 85. ... Read more
First Marathon Jitters
Friday, May 18, 2012      5 comments

Okay, I'm bouncing off the wall, sleeping badly and having anxiety dreams... end of taper, and the big day is less than 48 hours away. What's causing me stress... questioning if I'm really ready people keep asking me "why" lower ba... Read more
Belated April and avoiding the scale
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      0 comments

One decision made - I'm not stepping on the scale until at least a week after my marathon. It's too discouraging, and I am going to just focus on refueling properly from long runs and not worry about the gains. April was a busy, busy month... Read more
Athens Ohio 4/1/2012 Half Marathon Report
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      6 comments

Athens Half Marathon April 1, 2012 In spite of being on April Fool's Day, this turned out to be a great race for me. We did the long drive down to DD's college (Ohio University) on Saturday (7-1/2 hours....) and DD and I picked up ou... Read more
March 2012 Recap
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      2 comments

Starting weight: 141.2 Ending weight: 142 Miles - 120.78 A pretty productive month... and I was in great shape for my 1/2 marathon on April 1 (that's another blog...) Mileage included my first 16+ and first 18-miler... One d... Read more
8 pounds in 48 hours - and body image issues
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      1 comments

8 pounds in 48 hours and body image thoughts - 2012 monthly report 2/12 February has been an odd month... I went on my much-anticipated getaway to New York City - and got a stomach bug while I was there. The only saving grace was the timi... Read more
Monthly Update 1/12 for 2012
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      3 comments

One of my goals was to say fit and healthy... not been a great month for that in many ways... 1-headcold, 2-infected cyst, 3-lower back injury, 4-side effects from the antibiotic... So-haven't felt that great in January. But on the fi... Read more
Resolutions Redux
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      0 comments

I always seem to make the same resolutions - which should probably tell me something important! But seriously, I do make progress every year! 2011 wishes.... -To be injury and pain free -To run a half marathon again, then to aim for su... Read more
Year End Review - Goals vs Reality
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      0 comments

Last year I started out with these goals in the "Dreams and Wishes" category... so how did I do? For 2011 I wish... -to be injury and pain-free - pulled hamstring in July, but have recovered well and am running distance again. -to run a... Read more

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