To Stretch or Not to Stretch!

As I finished up with my daily run, I felt compelled to eat and go about my business. I realized I had not stretched and I was getting stiff. There was no whining today. My knee was getting better and I knew that my muscles needed to stay loose.   I am trying not reinjuring myself….

Empathy

This morning as I was training my Personal trainer, who is an awesome person in his own right, I realized that to train someone as whiny as I am, you need a lot of empathy. Empathy helps you keep going when the whiny girl complains as she struggles to do the workout. I realize that…

Sweet socks

I thought I would take it light today since I feel a little down about my knee. In a few more days I should be able to get back on the road. I went walking today but it is not the same thing as a good run. I wanted to write about one of my…

Food Fest

    Summer is the most fun and treacherous time for food and eating. Outside of the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s food celebration block. In summer most of my calories are drink and dessert related. I love beer, wine, tequila and anything that ends in ‘rita or ‘tini. I’m female and mixed drinks are…

That Time of the Training

Today I went for a run and I felt totally off my game. I felt it coming on, but I ignored as I know it is really “that time or the training.” At this point of my training, I go through my allergy issues, which usually stop me from doing many runs, but this year…

The Build up

I am starting my training for my half marathon in November.  I am having my usual trouble doing the increasing my distance. As it stands, I can do 4 miles with no issue, but I seem to bottom out at 2 miles or so.  For the last week, I have been running between 2 –…

We fall down! But we get up!

    As I contemplate my next move in my ever complicated life, I run into an old nemesis, ageism. I never thought that it would happen, as I do not look my age due to great genes (thank you Mom). Sometimes I feel like I should just go into a retirement home. I remember…

No way I can fit that! Really?

    I still cannot get over the differences between, men’s and women’s running and workout gear. I realize that men and women are different but style aside, I really have to wonder why the functionality is not the same. Men have a more boxy and functional design, with pockets and extra areas to hold…

Not fat, running shoes!

I took it upon myself to write about some thing that is relevant to me and that I am passionate about. I am a runner who is female, over 40 and over 150lbs. (or 68.04 kg). Normally I would never admit any of this except my gender, but I have to make my point. Since…

Why I Failed the First Time I Dieted

As I went through this week’s exercises and I thought about my first diet plan that I used which worked but totally screwed up my metabolism for 5 years, I realized that I needed to analyze why I had to diet again. To me it was a success but it was a failure. I had…

National Running Day 2013

Today, June 5th was National Running Day, one of my favorite days of the year, not to be confused with World Run day. I wanted to write something short about it because I look forward to see what events will take place on this day. National Running Day is when people all over the US…

Displacing the Pounds

One of my Politically Correct, ultra metaphysical friends reminded me of what the phrase “losing weight” may mean esoterically. If you lose something, you might find it again. So now I say either “Displaced weight,” or “weight management.” It all means the same thing…I want the extra pounds to go away and never return. With…