With last Saturday's 10-miler behind me, and an "easy" 5K shakeout run the following day.....my body was craving some down time. So, I did my best to listen to its plea(s) and take things easy. Sort of....
Friday, March 24, 2017
Sometimes all the stars, moons, and planets align and races just happen to occur at opportune times in your training. Right?
Such was the case this past weekend. I have been building my base back up (in prepping for my next marathon), and the Wintrust Lakefront 10-Mile was the perfect distance at the perfect time. When Wendy (from Taking the Long Way Home) extended an invite to visit the Windy City and run this race with her...well, it was a no-brainer.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Hands-down, this is my absolute favorite event. In fact, I just registered for my 10th consecutive Dam to Dam last week. And, Runner's World magazine gives this event a nice mention in their April 2017 issue (page 91).
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Have you ever taken it to the stairs?
As a Fight for Air Climb veteran, I have been taking it to the stairs every spring since my first Climb (in 2013). Did you know the simple act of climbing stairs mimics running hills (on steroids)?
Of course, the incline of a (man made) stairway is usually a bit more steep than a simple (naturally occurring) hill you 'd find on the countryside or in your own town. In my humblest of opinions, that's what makes the challenge of running stairs even greater!
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
What do you think of trends? Do you follow them, or stay strong in doing your own thing?
When it comes to fitness, a lot of things are ever-constant: endorphins feel good, injuries happen, cotton is a no-go if there's gonna be any kind of perspiring happening. Yadda yadda yadda. We all know, though, that things need to evolve with the times, and it's (often) best that we change as well.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Any ideas on what happens when there is a BIG birthday looming?
Well, in my little corner of the universe, the husband plans a surprise trip to a warmer climate. Oh, and he may also find a race for the both of us to do in the area.