Thursday, March 30, 2017

Five Things to Runfess over Coffee

Can we talk?

It's been a crazy few weeks, with lots of "a-ha" moments to contemplate, epiphanies to share, and runfessions to come clean on. Shall we chat about this over a beverage (of your choice)?

Monday, March 27, 2017

Pass or fail?


We're our own worst enemy.

Have you ever been guilty of that scenario? Do me a favor...look away (as I meekly raise my hand). Thanks, I owe you one.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Taking Things Easy....

With last Saturday's 10-miler behind me, and an "easy" 5K shakeout run the following 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

Wintrust Lakefront 10 Mile Recap

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

My Favorite DAM race

If there's one race that keeps me coming back, year after year, it is Dam to Dam.

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

Monumental Moments (no thanks to Momma N)

What a monumental week!

Someone (ahem....ME!) had a milestone birthday, and Momma N did her damnedest to put a kink in the celebration. Care to hear what some of her antics were? Read on.....

Friday, March 17, 2017

High Steppin' in the SpRiNg

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

Leprechaun Chase - 2017 Edition

How do I celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

Well, myself, being of Norwegian and German descent, I choose to pose as an Irish Lass for the day. And, in recent years, being a running Lass, I have run in the Leprechaun Chase.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Back in the fleece.....

Well, sort of by default, this week morphed into another scaled-back week in terms of fitness-related activity. But, in terms of fun? It was legit.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Current fitness trends that have me smiling

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

When in Florida....Sombrero Beach Run 10K

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. 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Shall we tame the Lion?

March. It came in like a lion, but it has been (momentarily) tamed. Well, at least in my world.