My daughter has been working out since last soccer season, keeping in shape so she'd be ready to go this year. She took up some running, and recently ran a 5K with me. She runs on her own a few times each week. She practices toe touches, and we head to the fields on the weekends to practice shooting. This year she would be a lead defender first string going into the year. … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Dealing with Setbacks, In Life and In Fitness
I have never been one to push my daughters to participate in running. We've done one 5K together, but that was for the school and we ran and walked it. As far as asking them to go outside and run, or join the running club at school, I didn't push. My thought is this: Running is something you should do because you love it. I love it. I love the way it makes me feel. I love … [Read more...] about Running: It’s All in the Family at the Hot Chocolate 5K!
Disclaimer: I received a Fun Run Box to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews. Wondering why they call it the Fun Run Box? Because it's a box filled with fun running stuff! Trust me: The name fits the product! I was super excited to be selected to … [Read more...] about Fun Run Box: Swag, Community, and Fun!
Oh, summer in Florida. It comes in around March and lasts until November. This meme from ABC says it all . . . Oddly enough, this year our summer is not only lasting a long time but the heat of the day is hitting the 100s; typically we are past this point and it isn't quite so hot. I can say I felt it strongly this past Sunday during my 18 miler. Rewind. 16 … [Read more...] about Long Runs, Humidity, and Mind Pain: Or, Marathon Training!
Ten years ago, while training for the Surf City Marathon in Huntington Beach, my aunt died. The loss was a difficult one. She was a woman filled with light, joy and happiness. She loved to dance. I can still hear her laughter and see her smile. A month later, a very close friend died. Again, unexpected and devastating to me. I couldn't understand. I spent many long run … [Read more...] about Running Through Loss and Time: One Guaranteed, One Not