11 Miles Before the Storm

We're getting a hurricane (Irene) on Sunday so I knew if I wanted to run long this weekend if was going to have to be on Friday afternoon. It was a beautiful, sunny day; about 80 degrees with a bit of humidity and stickiness in the air. I … [Read more...]

Friday Long Run – 8 miles

It was an overcast 72 degrees today so the runner in me said "perfect, I'm gonna run long". My employer encourages half days on Fridays in the summer so I changed my clothes and headed out for a run right from the office around 12:30. I headed up … [Read more...]

Hilly, windy, crappy training run

I drove up to Freeport yesterday to run this route again.   I need to get some hill work in before my next half marathon on May 1st and Freeport has plenty of hills. It was overcast and about 45 degrees, which was fine. What wasn't fine was the … [Read more...]

11 Miles Inspired By Greatness

I set out on Sunday to run 11 miles, which was what my half marathon training plan was telling me to do.  The weather, 45 degrees and sunny, was pretty good for this time of year, especially considering it snowed Saturday morning. I decided to … [Read more...]

10 Mile Slog (slow jog)

Even though my last double digit mileage run was January 30th, and my longest run since then was 6 miles, I set out today to run 10. The reason I did something this foolish is that I signed up for the Race the Runways Half Marathon which is in … [Read more...]

Day 303 | Running Again Tomorrow

I am feeling so much better.  I have lost the extra weight that I gained from the surgery (phew!) and am back to where I've been.  I was dizzy for a few days but now am ready to start running again.  I'm up in the midcoast of Maine this … [Read more...]

Day 239 | Hilly 11 Miler

Scenic and hilly

Today's run was beautiful but definitely had the most hills I have ever run to date. I went by some water and some farm land. It was a good mix. I'm still running really slowly though. It took me 2 hours and 41 minutes to run 11 miles. I … [Read more...]

Day 231 | 10 Miles and Rafting

I have been sticking to my half-marathon training schedule pretty well, especially the long runs.  Last weekend I ran 9 miles, and this weekend I am scheduled to run 10. I have never run double digits before.   I'm a little scared but mostly … [Read more...]

Day 208 | Little Motivations

Running by the Beach

Sometimes it's the little things that keep me motivated.  On my life list is living somewhere that I can run by the water everyday.  In mind mind I pictured owning a little cottage near the sea. I realized today that I can run near the water … [Read more...]

Day 189 | New Goal New Focus

My 40th birthday came and went this month without much fanfare.  I am well on my way to achieving my goal of being thin but I didn't hit the date I had in my mind (my actual birthday).  I have been a bit down about it for the last few weeks but now … [Read more...]