Hope and Dreams

On my running schedule for today my trainer wrote that if I wanted to take today as a rest day to do it. So I did. This morning I slept in until almost 7:00, after turning the lights off at 9:30 last night. After all of the running I did over the past three days,Continue reading “Hope and Dreams”

Let the Taper Begin

As I commented on Facebook today – I ran 35 miles in 48 hours this weekend. I am ready for taper. This morning I ran 20 miles and finished just about 48 hours to the minute from when I started my 10 mile run on Friday. My run this morning went well. As usual, theContinue reading “Let the Taper Begin”

A Good Run Thanks To Chocolate

I slept in today and absolutely relished every extra minute of sleep. That said, when I took my resting heart rate when I woke up it was around 60 – which is elevated for me. Usually it is anywhere from 44 to 51. This is a sign of over worked and need for rest. BeingContinue reading “A Good Run Thanks To Chocolate”

The Need For Zzz’s

My goal is to get at least seven hours of sleep every night. When I do, I operate quite well with my busy schedule. Considering I usually wake up at 4:30, it has taken some time for me to develop the habit of getting to bed by 9:00 so I am asleep by 9:30. TheContinue reading “The Need For Zzz’s”


I have gone from counting down weeks until my marathon to counting down days. Eighteen. Once again perspective is everything. If I had to wait eighteen days for an order from Amazon I would think that is a very long time. Knowing I will be running 26.2 miles in eighteen days seems like it isContinue reading “Eighteen”

Have To Do vs Want To Do

I wrote back in August¬†¬†that it is frustrating when things I have to do get in the way of things I want, and enjoy, to do. Well I had a bit of that today and as I result I am writing this post at what should be my bed time. My day started out withContinue reading “Have To Do vs Want To Do”

Monday Monday…

As the song goes … can’t trust that day… I woke up this morning and headed to the gym with 60 degrees and wind. Ah, that wind blew in rain and cold temperatures by the afternoon. Dark, rainy days are bad enough. When it happens on a Monday, well it seems even more dreary. FortunatelyContinue reading “Monday Monday…”

Perspective and Success

When I started training for my first marathon 13 years ago I started with absolutely no running base at all. I remember the thrill I had when I ran my first 9 mile training run. I couldn’t believe I was able to run (and walk a bit) that far. As my training progressed, I reachedContinue reading “Perspective and Success”