So, I seem to have a problem with my ankle...and it's super frustrating. But all things that make us slow down are I think.Anyway--I noticed that on my 5 mile runs I was getting a pain on the inner…Continue
So, I promise I'll stop announcing this as soon as the novelty wears off, but, ahem, now that I've signed up for my first half marathon (yay!) in April...I'm faced with the challenge of getting the…Continue
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Not Confusion...but Confusing. I've started hanging out with the owner of our newly opened indoor climbing gym, who happens to be a mountaineer, rock climber, runner and fledgling swimmer and she's been positively mopping the floor with me for about a month.
It's awesome. And a lesson in humility. And a continuing lesson in "Shut Up and Do It".
We've been doing run sprints, workouts with weight vests, the dreaded burpees, twists, cleans, squats...the…Continue
...about yourself, your training and your motivation for doing what you do.
It will also teach you things about layering, socks and just how grateful you can be over a granola bar.
In a nutshell, the lessons I got that were loud and clear were:
1. I could have pushed harder (always true)
2. Cardio and stamina were not my limiting factors
3. 13.1 miles is just the beginning, I think
4. If I can do this while experimenting with a…Continue
I have two other blogs that I write at the moment and it seems like they have all been focused, in one way or another, on the idea of the Mental Game...the thing that keeps you motivated and can shoot you down the fastest, the creature that lives in your head...we all know how it goes.
There's always this moment of bliss for me when I start something new, before the accomplishments/goals/expectations can hit..when I'm just doing something that I've never done before and I'm…Continue
I'm excited--and I can't seem to stop being excited. I ran the 5k eeeaaarly (for me, ya'll runners are perky ones at 7am on a brisk Spring morning!) on Saturday morning. My expectations were tempered: I knew that physically I could run the mileage, I was worried about mentally though. Could I not talk myself out of doing well, could I avoid getting defeated by the other, faster, more experienced, runners?
The answer turned out to be yes, I can. I ran my own race, I…Continue