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
Disclaimer: I received two packs of Brilliant Reflective strips 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. I knew as soon as the opportunity to review Brilliant Reflective posted that I wanted in. I have a severe lack of reflective gear considering the … [Read more...] about Brilliant Reflective Review
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?
When I began running twenty years ago, I was a very structured scheduled runner. I had to run specific days at specific times. If I was tired, I went. If I had something to do that morning, I got up even earlier to get the run in. I had absolutely no flexibility in my schedule at all . . . until my kidlets came along. Suddenly, everything revolved around their … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Flexibility is Key to Running
Happy Thursday! Soooo . . . I'm heading out for my first trail run of the season tomorrow. I'd planned to go last Friday BUT the rain was so bad I knew the trails would be a mess. So, I'm going tomorrow to a trail not far from home, and my plan is five miles. My hope: no bugs, not too much water, and a nice quiet time spent in the woods! I haven't been on a trail run … [Read more...] about Trail Runs, Puppy Collars, Change of Plans