Endings and Beginnings

Still riding high on such a great experience yesterday, this morning I was up by 7:30 AM to get to the pool and swim. My legs are sore today, a sign I gave all I had in the race yesterday. But my legs were not sore enough to keep me from swimming. I really haven’tContinue reading “Endings and Beginnings”

Akron Road Runner Marathon and Half

My day began with my alarm going off at 3:00 AM – even for me that is early. I thought of my friends on the west coast who were probably just going to bed and here I am getting up to get ready for my race. I had a smoothie for breakfast along with myContinue reading “Akron Road Runner Marathon and Half”

That Pre-Race Feeling

Pre-race nerves are something that does not go away regardless of how many races I have run. I actually thought that my first race after triathlon season wouldn’t be too bad. There are no fears of drowning, getting a flat tire, or crashing my bike. All I have to do is run. So much forContinue reading “That Pre-Race Feeling”

A Detour to Drive 56 Extra Miles

This morning I made it outside for a twenty minute run before breakfast. It was so invigorating. The ground was damp from the rain over night, but the skies had cleared and the temperature was just under 60 degrees. Perfect for a quick easy run – my last run before the half marathon on Saturday.Continue reading “A Detour to Drive 56 Extra Miles”

What’s a Little Rain?

Even a wonderful vacation can have a few clouds. All day clouds have lingered and it has rained lightly off and on. Despite what my fellow blogger Iowatribob may be hoping, I still had a fabulous day. The scenery here is so beautiful, gray skies do not seem to interfere with autumn foliage. My dayContinue reading “What’s a Little Rain?”

Peaceful Day

Is it really possible to not have a care in the world? Probably not, but today sure was close. I actually almost feel guilty for being so relaxed. Quite a sad revelation. I came here to relax, that is what I am doing. So I will also commit to relaxing guilt free. Of course IContinue reading “Peaceful Day”

Kayaking, Running, and Swimming All Wrapped Up

For me, waking at 6:30 is sleeping in – just what I did this morning. After getting a few things together I headed down for breakfast and then out to the docks. It was still in the upper 40’s when I got to the little lake here to go kayaking. I had on layers, soContinue reading “Kayaking, Running, and Swimming All Wrapped Up”

Spa Escape

For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while may have noticed that I have taken vacation right around the changing of the seasons. I was on a cruise in the Caribbean with a friend on the first day of spring and I was in the Bahamas with my family onContinue reading “Spa Escape”

Autumn Run

Today is the official first day of autumn – my favorite season. I welcomed in the changing of seasons with a run – 18 miles to be exact. Running in nature seemed appropriate so I went to the towpath to run. It also is much, much flatter than my neighborhood. The weather was perfect –Continue reading “Autumn Run”

Turning Point

I have been anxious to run fast to see how I am progressing. This morning I had that opportunity. My run workout was to run 4 x 5 minute intervals at my desired half marathon race pace with a three minute recovery between sets. After a mile warm up I set the treadmill at 5.8Continue reading “Turning Point”