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...]

3 Miles on Matinicus Island

We went on vacation last week to the beautiful island of Matinicus. We had friends of ours from Chicago come and stay with us. A wonderful couple with children about the same ages as ours. It was a week of beach days and relaxed meals. I love to … [Read more...]

Race Report: Beach to Beacon 10K

Every year the Beach to Beacon 10K gets more and more popular. This year the entries sold out online in 8 minutes. I was lucky enough to snag one of them, along with my husband, sister-in-law, father-in-law and several friends. We all ran the … [Read more...]

Assessing the Damage of Time Off

I'm trying really hard to not beat myself up for taking time off from running and eating mindfully in order to focus on a few short term/high stress projects in my life. Between May 1 and July 15 of this year we renovated our kitchen, staged and … [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...]

3 in a Row

I feel like I'm now officially back in the swing of things. I ran 7 miles on Sunday. Yesterday (Monday), I went to a Boot Camp class at my local YMCA. And today, I ran 3 miles at lunch time. It wasn't a pretty run. It wasn't quick. I didn't … [Read more...]

A Post About Running

We moved two weeks ago and have finally (mostly) unpacked. This week New England had a pretty crazy streak of hot days so I delayed my triumphant return to running for a few days longer than I would have liked. The heat finally broke a bit today … [Read more...]

Our New Life is Just Ahead

A month has gone by since my last post. That is inexcusable. Now I will proceed to make excuses...or at least try to explain. Until today, I hadn't run in a month. It's hard to write about running when you're not actually running. The last … [Read more...]

Wasting Time

I apologize for the lack of posts for the last month or so.  I don't know why I stopped writing.  I have been thinking about it a lot lately and I still haven't figured out why I completely stopped writing.  I haven't posted here, I haven't posted … [Read more...]

Slow Carb Diet Progress – 8 weeks

Well, I've been following Tim Ferriss' Slow Carb Diet for 8 weeks now and I'm very happy with how things are going. I have lost a total of 12.6 pounds and 11.5 total inches.  Although I've had my up weeks and down weeks, the thing I'm most pleased … [Read more...]