26.2 is the number most people think of when it comes to a marathon. But here are some other numbers for you… 18 weeks of training 107 training runs 637.3 miles or training 2 pairs of running shoes Countless sunrises and sunsets Dozens of Gu packets, Honey Stinger chews, and Power Bars ——– 50,000+ runners… Continue reading NYC Marathon 2017: Redemption Run
Back in February, I found out that through a lottery, I’d won a spot in the 2017 Tri for a Cure! I was soooo excited, knowing from my 2016 experience what an amazing event it is. So for the last 10 weeks, I’ve been swimming, cycling, and running in preparation for the big day! As… Continue reading Tri for a Cure….Take 2!
Not once, twice, or three times. Many times, I’ve been told that I’m a social media junkie. It’s true. On Facebook, I post personal photos, tell funny stories, document my marathon training, tell jokes, share videos, even re-post a meme or two 🙂 Several posts a day! I also post photos on Instagram, mostly of… Continue reading Online Extrovert, Offline Introvert
A couple of weeks ago, I saw an intriguing book in the bookstore. “How to Train a Wild Elephant and Other Adventures in Mindfulness”, by Jan Chozen Bays. At the moment, I was definitely feeling like a wild elephant. OK, maybe I still am. Scattered, worried, uncoordinated, out of control, etc. I picked… Continue reading Mindful Monday: Use Non-Dominant Hand
Last year, I participated in my first triathlon. It had been YEARS (probably at least a decade!) since I had been on a bike…so that needed to change! Ruthie found a deal on a bike for me on Craigslist and I started training with Doug, as he’s been a cyclist for quite some time. I… Continue reading It’s Not Hard, It’s Just Up
Yesterday, my running buddy, Audrey, celebrated her third birthday…in heaven. I received many encouraging messages and comments from friends and family, which carried me through the day. I’ve had a couple of friends ask about her, about how we came to be connected and what #irunforaudrey means. I figured I should take the time to… Continue reading #irunforaudrey
The other day at work, a colleague walked by my office and poked her head in to say hi. “How are you?” she asked. My automatic reply…”I’m fine, how are you?” “Are you really ok?” she asked, concern in her voice and on her face. I shook my head. My throat closed up and my… Continue reading No, really….how are you?