Thursday, May 23, 2019

Five ways to honor Memorial Day in your running shoes


All gave some; some gave all.

Memorial Day is all about honoring our fallen heroes. Most little towns, big cities, and mid-size communities have some kind of tribute to memorialize those who served in the armed forces (but are no longer with us). There are graveside ceremonies, town hall concerts, and parades.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ending on a Bright Note


Warm, cold, rainy, hot, more rain, followed by more heat. I'm just glad all is well that ended well.

Such is this past week's story... not only for the weather, but also the running. There was all kinds of variety, and that's never a bad thing.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Running Against the Wind - Market-to-Market Relay 2019


We were running against the wind. All five of us. All day.

But, hey, at least we outran the rain!

Such was the day for our team at the 2019 Market to Market Relay on Saturday, May 11th. The temps were chilly (it never got warmer than 55F), the air was damp, and the wind was brutal. That said, it still was a fun adventure in our five sets of running shoes.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Walk Much?


To walk or to run...which would YOU choose?

Until a couple years ago, my answer would have (obviously) been to run. No second thoughts, no debate. 

Although walking and running share a lot of the same traits and features (more walking benefits HERE), I have noticed a few differences that are often over-looked. It wasn't until I was forced to substitute walking for running (after that emergency surgery in 2017) that I finally got it. I not only recognized these differences, but also learned to respect them.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Brrrrr...brrrr...brrring on Spring, please...


Well, it's been a cold one....

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but I thought it was May (?). Shouldn't we be well-past the temps of winter? Thankfully, we're past the fear of snow...but just barely.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Friday Favorites - What I've been loving lately


There's been a lot to love recently, even with the hum drum weather.

As week #2 of my Destination: Downtime draws to a close, I've been reflecting on said downtime. It's been an interesting ride. I'm not especially gifted with full-on rest/recovery. I do honor rest and recovery days, but I'm not typically sitting idle in a comfy chair as I do so.

None the less, there's a few things that I have been loving lately. Care to hear of a few of my Friday Favorites?

Monday, May 6, 2019

Armed & Ready


Arm warmers....I certainly wish I was the one holding the patent (assuming there is such a thing).

Here we are, in the midst of Spring. Some days it still feels like Winter, while others feel like Summer has arrived in full force.

What's a runner to do when the air is chilly, but the temps are going to be rising while you're running? Not a fan of freezing it out in the first mile, I opt for some handy dandy arm warmers.

Care to hear a few reasons why?