Reporting in on day 10 of the AMR Heart Rate Training Excellent Half Marathon Plan. Today I covered more ground in 60 minutes at 140bpm (actually 136 bmp) than ever before on this plan. I’m pretty stoked. And I did this in spite of feeling a little under the weather – I actually went home … More September 7, 2016: HR Training Check-in
I see some awesome running selfies on Instagram, my preferred social-media platform. And I always wonder how they happen. When I try to do something creative it starts to feel so staged, and then I’m all “well that’s not very authentic to what actually happened on my run” and so I don’t bother going much … More November 20, 2015: Run Selfies
In the wake of the Paris terror attacks last Friday, it’s difficult to feel ok about writing about my relatively mundane existence. I’m ok. The kids are ok. The husband is ok. The job, house, dogs, all ok. I feel ok regarding the things I have some degree of control or influence over. What … More November 15, 2015: Thoughts and prayers
I’ve been listening to some running podcasts and I keep hearing, over and over, this idea that my training intensity should be split into two categories: really easy, and really challenging. In fact, they recommend that 80% of mileage be run at an easy pace (super easy to carry on a conversation) and 20% of … More August 7, 2015: Running Easy
You are reading this because you find my writing amusing and approachable. You are a runner, you are a parent, you work full time (at home or in the office). You are part of Generation X and you embrace that. You are not religious; you might be agnostic (you are an atheist but you keep … More August 6, 2015: Who reads this?
What is the purpose of this blog? I had several goals in mind when I started this blog: To connect with other people who, like me, love to run, but are not necessarily gifted athletes. Just ordinary people striving to do extraordinary things. To share my truths; my goals, my dreams, and my struggles, in … More August 3, 2015: Purpose