Thursday, December 29, 2016

Runfessions...the Truth Comes Out

First off...How is it even possible that 2016 is almost history? Seriously?

Second.....there are a few things that I have kept (relatively)quiet about....until now. Are you ready? I'm gonna spill a few Runfessions to ya'll (and hopefully sleep better as a result).

Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 Year in Review

It's been a busy year for this gal. Not only did I have a PR in terms of monthly mileage (several times), but I also set a new PR in terms of yearly mileage as well. Currently (as of Monday, December 26th), I'm at 956 for yearly miles! I expect I will come close to topping 970 in the final days of 2016..stay tuned.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Tis the Season

Tis the season for celebrations, and this past week came full circle.

Eager to get back to some "regular" mileage, but still in the thrones of marathon recovery, I cautiously eased back to a somewhat "maintenance" routine regarding my off-season.  As most know, I have been doing the Runner's World winter streak, which commenced on Thanksgiving morning and will conclude on New Year's Day. I have been very conservative with my streaking mileage...most days running only the 1-mile minimum.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Holiday Races - Fun Times with Friends

Have you ever done a holiday run? And, if so, did you dress the part?

Myself? Busted. Every single time.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Holy Brrrrr, Batman!

Let me continue with the theme of last week's Wrap-up.....It's been flippin' frigid here in my part of the universe. Just saying.

Born and raised in Iowa, I am accustomed to cold (and windy) winters. I get it. I've "been there, done that" more times than I care to admit. But December 2016 has been downright brutal.

Friday, December 16, 2016

For the Cold Weather Runner

Hello, my name is Kim, and I am a treadmill-hater. ((hello, Kim))

Well, I guess "hate" is a pretty strong, totalitarian word, huh. And, treadmills aren't all THAT bad, but the one sitting in my house has been dormant for the better part of the 2016...and let's just surmise it to say that both the treadmill and myself are quite content with that. No love lost (for either of us).

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Quick Look Back

As 2016 winds down, I'm starting to reflect on some of the significant happenings in my running shoes. There's been a lot of good, some bad, and few down-right ugly experiences....but everything has made me stronger. Here's just a sampling...

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Spoiler Alert - winter is here!

I've lived all of my life in the Midwest. Other than a 7-year stint in central Michigan, I've been in Iowa. I know cold, snowy, and windy weather (believe me, I know it well). I do appreciate a transition to the frigid temps, though, and Momma N was not so kind to oblige this year.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Five running things I wish I could "un-purchase"

Ever have buyer's remorse..... as a runner?

It has not happened to me very much, thankfully. But, there have been a few things I wish I could "un-purchase."

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

...And the Streak Goes on....

What a week....

Here's what happened.....streaking (and not much else). Well, I guess that's not all....

What I can tell you is that the streaking is still "on," but the jury is still "out" on the verdict of how long it will last. Remember that hip/groin issue that accompanied me through the majority of the Route 66 Marathon course? Well, it has not gotten any worse, but it has not packed up and vacated either. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Care to join me?

Shall we spend some time together, perhaps over a cup of coffee? Actually, you can have the coffee, and I'll have my usual chai latte.' Care to join me?

What's new with you? Any races coming up? Did you have a great racing season? Any new injuries, or were you able to breeze through the training injury-free?

Here's what I'd share with you...if we were having coffee.