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
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
So, big news: I have FINALLY figured out my race calendar until the end of this year! It goes a little something like this: October 14, Tampa Hoofin' it 5K with my daughter and her soccer pals! Can't wait for this fun hometown race. November 5th, the Fort Myers Marathon. Hoping for under 5, but really just want to run and enjoy. My mom and I will be relaxing near the … [Read more...] about Upcoming Races! My Schedule is (Pretty) Set Now
At this time I'm beginning training for my next, fourth, marathon. I say beginning but I am already at a base of ten for my long runs; tomorrow will be a 12 miler. I have been running my long run during the week in the early AM, which enables me to enjoy the weekends with the family and only have to squeeze in four miles on Saturday Sunday; much more doable than … [Read more...] about Running Early, Running Long: How Early is TOO Early for You?