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
Ramblings from the Long Run
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!
This week things got switched up a bit. Mom had cataract surgery (Argh, matey!) and I came to help her out. Wednesday, the morning of the surgery, came early. I didn't sleep well the night before, so I opted to do my four miler that day and switch my long run to Friday. This worked out better anyway because it meant I got to head over to the beach to run instead of doing the … [Read more...] about Wednesday Long Run, on Friday!
Here's my long run Wednesday post . . . on Thursday!! I woke up really really really early. Did I say early? 4:15. Couldn't go back to sleep. This happens sometimes when I have to be somewhere in the AM and I'm nervous I'll oversleep. I had a cup of coffee and got ready and headed out the door around 5:15, which was the time I had originally planned to wake up. It was … [Read more...] about Long Run Wednesday: