Originally posted October 2011. This was right before my 4th of 7 Rock N Roll Series races I ran in my quest for the Rock Legend Heavy Medal. Fickle fate, right? How quickly my drive toward a goal, and thereby my emotional well-being, can fail when the carrot disappears. But then, WHAM! Luck is a lady… [Read More]
Fitness for the body, mind and soul.
I want to be ready for any adventure with a sharp mind, capable body, and loving soul. These posts are my workouts, challenges, disciplines, and prayers on how to be fully fit.
Originally posted September 2011. This was the beginning of the end for me in regards to Rock ‘n’ Roll Series races. I appreciate the people I had worked with during this time who helped me get to my Rock Legend Heavy Medal goal. Since then, however, this race series has replaced numerous staff and their… [Read More]
Admittedly, it took me a while to pick up on the point of compression attire as I didn’t realize what it was. What I’ve come to understand about compression gear in general is that it promotes circulation, helping fresh, oxygenated blood travel to the area, increasing performance and/or recovery. The idea has been around for medical… [Read More]
What does 186 miles of bouncing tulle, sweaty cummerbunds, and windblown cake toppers sound like to you? That’s right! My Big Fat Ragnar Wedding! Having realized how awesome relays are earlier this year, I jumped at the chance to join another relay team for Ragnar Napa Valley. It’ll be like the last relay, only backwards…. [Read More]
Rock N Roll Chicago Half Marathon 2011 Originally posted in January 2011 during my quest to run 7 Rock N Roll Series events in one year and earn the Rock Legend Heavy Medal. 3rd of 7 for Rock Legend. Can’t think of a better way to start off a week’s vacation than with a half… [Read More]
For my 50th post, something special. It’s clear that I love Runningskirts.com. I’ve ran several marathons in their gear. Their products are designed to be functional but also fashionable and flattering for women. Recently, I contacted them about my blog and they sent me some products to review! How great is that?! In the line… [Read More]
There were flag men carrying flags. There was a Statue of Liberty dude. There were people dressed in anything you could imagine that was red, white and blue. There were old men in funny tassel hats driving honky little vehicles that looked like they ran off lawn-mower motors. What better way to celebrate the 4th… [Read More]
I’ve stopped at “The Skirt Bar” at several marathon expo’s but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit the flagship store in Encinitas! It was an easy stop on the way to the San Diego marathon expo, and I had been thinking about those compression socks for a while. I also got one of the strappy… [Read More]
Originally posted in 2011. Back then, the colors for Team in Training were purple and green. I’d been running with them for two years and was inspired to write a song that captured the spirit of our team and purpose. A couple weeks ago I set out to write a song. I wanted to come… [Read More]
1st Marathon: San Diego RNR 2008. Three years ago, I had a cold sore the size of Florida extending from my upper lip toward the middle of my face and I couldn’t dorsiflex my right foot for a week. Three years ago, the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego marathon was my very first full marathon at… [Read More]