It’s Time to Push: Running up that hill

At my first XC speed session, I dug in and got to the top of the bleachers, my chest fully heaving. Was it possible to have a heart attack at age 15?

I dragged my feet across the top row and shuffled down the next set of steps, trying to catch my breath when suddenly Coach’s voice roared:

“WHAT ARE YOU DOING? It’s time to PUSH! SPRINT down those steps! Come on, this is the EASY part. It’s NOT time to rest!! GO! … More It’s Time to Push: Running up that hill

Training for a 5K: Time for a Mindset Change

For so many new runners, the 5k (3.1) is their first goal race distance. In fact, the “Couch to 5k” training programs have been a fantastic “gateway” to running for folks interested in getting active. So I feel kind of strange admitting that, after over 30 years of training, running, and racing, I don’t really … More Training for a 5K: Time for a Mindset Change

Hello 2020: New Decade, New Year, New Running Goals!

I’m not a ‘New Year’s Resolution’ kind of gal. I love goal setting, but I don’t like the idea that new goals should be restricted to the first of the year. With one exception: Running goals! I think it’s just the timing; living in the desert Southwest, our winter months are some of the best … More Hello 2020: New Decade, New Year, New Running Goals!

Clean vs. Tequila

January 4, 2018 Miles run: 0 2018 total: 12.7/2018 Days without spending money: 1/365 <— WOW Fourteen days ago I started a 21 day cleanse – called the Clean Program. This is the third time I’ve done this program; the first time I lost over 25lbs – not in 21 days. The 21 days kickstarted … More Clean vs. Tequila

Running in circles

Miles run: 5 2018 total: 17.7/2018 Days without spending money: 1/365 Behold, the cul-de-sac where I ensure that all of my road runs end on whole number. My neighbors may think I have a screw or two loose. Or maybe they don’t. Who knows?