Thursday, September 28, 2017

Runfessing: Was It Fate?

Was it Fate?

I have been feeling rather introspective-like as of late, and quite grateful as a result. I can't help but wonder if Fate has been playing around in my world...and maybe (just maybe) helping to make some unfortunate things "right" for me.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Did I forget something?

It's quite amazing what a brief sabbatical can do to one's mind and memory.

Take, for example, my experience with this phenomenon following my 3-month sabbatical from running. It's not exactly like I'm new to the sport of running. After all, I've been lacing up and hitting the road for over 12 years....I should have all the details down-pat, right?


Sunday, September 24, 2017

On The Road Again!

On the road again! Yes, I am SO happy to be on the road again!!!

Did you hear? This past week was my first official week back on the road in my running shoes. I didn't run far, I certainly didn't run fast, and I did not run every day. But, officially, I'm no longer claiming "runner sidelined" as my status.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Gettin' My Giddy On...

Gosh, I'm feeling SOOOO giddy!

Momma N has finally gifted me some weather I can be thankful for. I know, I know....I'm on my own little island with this, but the brief return-to-summer temps has left me so giddy! Or, maybe it's the return to running? Quite possibly, both!

Monday, September 18, 2017

What's On Tap-Fall 2017

Fall 2017 is going to be unlike any fall I've experienced  (in terms of running, that is).


There's a very conservative number of happenings on my roster this year. When I say conservative, I am not joking...I have three official events bought and paid for. That's like half of what I'd normally have on my calendar.

Oh well, those three events are sure to be fun. And, since there's only three of them, I plan to showcase them.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Emotions were RUNNING high

It was a roller coaster week of emotions!

With the (quite hopeful) potential of getting the (return-to-running) green light from the surgeon on the horizon, I wanted to be especially careful with my walking mileage (you as to NOT jinx anything). Yeah...that was my plan on paper....

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Where are you running?

Some runners can be SO predictable.

Are you one of them? Do you find yourself running the same routes all the time? Or do you try to mix it up once in awhile?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Summer 2017---Thumbs-up? or Thumbs-down?

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times....

No, not Charles Dicken's famous novel, but the summer of 2017. Specifically, my summer.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Waiting Game....

The waiting game.....

Ever played it? You know, on those rare occasions when you've been...oh, I don't know...maybe side-lined from running for almost three months? Well, this is a game I've become quite familiar with, and I believe it's almost about to end. Stay tuned...I'll have my answer in a few days (insert a big smiley face and a {virtual} leap in the air).

Thursday, September 7, 2017

To Walk or to Run?

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

Until recently, 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 that I (finally) got it. I not only recognized these differences, but also learned to respect them.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Change Is In The Air

As the new season approaches, there's gonna be some changes taking place.

Changes not only in how I usually train, but a major change from the (running) lifestyle I've grown to know.

Ever since I've been a serious runner, I have been in a constant cycle of training and rest/recovery, and then repeating. It's always worked great...I've had plenty of races, lots of fun with running friends, seen some new cities, and always respected the necessary recovery before starting all over again.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

It's almost Go Time!

YIKES. Is it really September? Seriously? The good news? It's almost time for my Return to Running comeback. The bad news? The days are getting shorter (and darker) as we (reluctantly) bid summer farewell.

The previous week felt like so much of a roller coaster. This week, though, felt much more calm...kind of like a peaceful ride on a tranquil lake. And, it feels like the recovery has finally turned a significant's what went down: