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Posts tagged ‘Running’

21
Oct

Top Ten List for Runners

Runners can be an opinionated lot as every road running enthusiast has a system that works for them regarding training, diet, clothing and yet, there is a lot of crossover. Consider shoes – most runners agree the foot needs some type of cover especially for distance but the recommendations vary depending on the type of arch support, stability and cushioning needed. No one shoe works for everyone just as no one set of recommendations work for every runner. That said, I have learned a lot over the past few years and although I’m not an expert, I wish I knew then what I know now: Read more »

6
Aug

The Worst Race of My Life…But It was Fun….

Last week, my friend, Mark asked if I wanted to run “Race the Train” – an 8.4 mile race in upstate New York (North Creek) and since I’ve been running 8-10 miles four days a week this summer, I immediately registered although I briefly hesitated because the weather forecast was for hot temperatures on Saturday, August 4th.  With a start time of 9:00 am – late by running standards – we all knew this race wouldn’t be our best but the idea of racing a train sounded fun. Read more »

27
Mar

Do You Prefer To Be Called A MILF or a Grandmother?

A few weeks ago I was speeding through the parking lot in my 6 cylinder station wagon (which my daughter thinks is the most uncool car in the world) when I saw the big brown UPS truck come around the corner. I quickly pulled over, jumped out of the driver’s seat and ran over to ask if there was a package for Paddock. There were 2 UPS guys in the front seat , both of whom looked to be in their 20’s, one obviously training the other. Read more »

12
Dec

The Palm Beach Half Marathon

I’m scheduled to run 13.1 miles in the Palm Beach Half Marathon and nervousness and anxiety are setting in because the temperatures are predicted to be in the high 70’s, which is very warm for a runner like me who has been training in 40-50 degree temps. Read more »

17
Oct

Watching From The Sidelines

Yesterday, Hartford hosted the ING Marathon/Half Marathon and I watched from the sidelines – on my couch, eyes glued to the televised race.  Three weeks ago, I had to pull out of the race because I was still building my mileage and couldn’t increase the miles too quickly without possibly re-injuring the foot I fractured in late May. Reminding myself to be thankful for being able to run, I focused on watching the race and set my sights on the Palm Beach Half Marathon in December. Read more »

30
Aug

The Long Road Back

Warning:  If you’re not a runner, the following blurb may bore you out of your mind as only runners talk about times and injuries incessantly. Read more »
27
Jun

The Ice Bath

Several years ago I started jogging several times a week as a means to keep fit.  Running didn’t require me to a go to a gym, adhere to a schedule, or have any special equipment.  I could run anytime and anywhere. All I needed was a good pair of running shoes and motivation.  At some point I crossed over that invisible line that changes a person from a jogger to a runner.  Read more »