Party Training

Though most people seem to be able to party outright, during the summer and train, which is fabulous, but I am feeling the pain. I’m a wimp! I love summer concerts in the Park, or at a venue in the City, dance parties anywhere, or just late night in the back yard. The time outside…

Athlete lifestyle

I noticed one woman who was walking by the beach the other day in a two piece bathing suit. She was your typical short, curvy, slightly over-weight woman, but still beautiful. Now for me, I am very self-conscious about my body and my weight, but she  seemed to be  very carefree and relaxed. I stopped…

All I had to do was Walk…to Run

I was reminiscing about how far I have come this year. I always take a look back in July, because it is more than half way to the Fall Marathon season. I cannot believe how fast the summer has moved. I feel as if it just started for me. I have had a few bumps…

Respect the Effort, Respect the Runner

Recently, I had a conversation with a bunch of friends over marathons. Most of these friends are either casual runners who do not run races or have not participated in a Marathon. Not to be a Marathon snob, but I feel you need to either have thought of doing a Marathon or have participated in…

Flat Liners

After having a very provocative week at the beach, I am back to training in the City streets.  Somehow, running on the flats in my area seems more difficult than hills sometimes. I feel the stress of running on flats after running my hilly course or at the beginning in anticipation of the hills. One…

Beach Running

After a short hiatus from the heat, I decided to return to my office. I went to beach to relieve myself from the 1000 degree heat that plagued my area for weeks. I have never felt so hot. I have visited the Sahara and I do not remember being that uncomfortable there. I saw on…

Running Theory

While drinking in a bar with friends, we covered a few topics and of course running was one of them. One of my friends was a marathoner also. I love it when I meet other kindred marathoners. We have the same types of war stories to report to our friends. We sat for hours sharing…

Travel-size

Though it has not happened yet, one day I hope to go on vacation again. Since being laid off I have known that vacation would be cancelled. But my staycation will be just as eventful. While I travel it is difficult if not sometimes impossible to exercise and train. Most of my travels were to…

Under there, Under wear

During my work out the other day I was speaking to my trainer and he said to me that most runners wear the shorts with the mesh inserts in them and wear no underwear with them,  to which I replied “no way!” So I thought about it and I have to ask, am I the…

Music!

Recently, I updated my running playlist. It was old ad boring like my routine, so I had to do something about it. Some people do not use music when they run, but quite a few of us do! It colors the mood of my entire run, especially long runs. When I run I like to…

Natural

As I heal from my injury, I go out into the Park on a daily basis to walk and test my knee. I started to pay attention to different runner’s running styles. Some people lightly run on their toes and are so light on their feel, so the look like they are floating down the…