Cheers! The dumpster fire of 2020 is over! But not really – since I doubt we all woke up this morning and everything was back to “normal” (maybe we did – I’m writing this ahead of time…or maybe it became December 32nd, and we’re stuck in 2020 still). But whatever the case may be, do…… Continue reading Daring to Hope in 2021
2020 miles: 616.42020 Workout Streak: 270 days2020 Elevation Gain: 30784 ft2020 pace: 13:43 min/miWeight lost: -24 lbs What a strange year it has been. Nothing like any of us thought it would be, but here we are all the same. And in all the bad that has happened, running and working out has been the…… Continue reading Goodbye (and good riddance?) 2020!
June Miles*: 76.15 June Pace*: 15:04 min/mi *Running and Walking 2020 Miles*: 317.40 2020 Goal: 600 miles Weight Loss: -9 lbs What a long, strange trip it’s been since my last post. I intended to come back and blog about the spectacular time I had running the Fairytale Challenge and then…the world went a little…… Continue reading 100+ days of workouts in a strange world
February Miles: 17.0 February Average Pace: 13:21 / mi 2019 Miles: 304.6 2020 Miles Goal: 600 2020 Miles: 65.7 “My bags are packed/I’m ready to go…” I have five pairs of shoes and more clothes than I could possibly wear (if the Florida weather could make up it’s mind, that would be great). Everything is…… Continue reading Ready or not, here we come!
I started and ended my last blog post talking about blogging more regularly…and we can all see how that went. But for real this time, I want to get back into this habit as I look at Princess in TWO SHORT WEEKS and beyond. For now, let’s recap the recent past: January Miles: 48.7 January…… Continue reading 5 months of training and 2 weeks to go…
Summer Miles: 76.4 August Average Pace: 13:29 / mi 2019 Miles to Date: 204.8 Summer Goal: 80 miles I can’t believe the whole summer is almost gone and I haven’t blogged. I’m looking at this going back to be a weekly thing as I begin training for the Princess Half Marathon and Fairy Tale Challenge…… Continue reading Summer Runnin’, had me a blast…
May Miles: 4.16 May Average Pace: 19:22 / mi 2019 Miles to Date: 92.56 May Goal: 30 miles Tomorrow I’ll be 6 weeks post-op. Tomorrow I will reach the end of the estimate the surgeon originally gave me for when it would be safe to begin using my core again. Tuesday, I hope to start…… Continue reading Operation Sparkle Redux: Thoughts on Returning to Running
April Miles: 0.9 April Average Pace: 42:06 2019 Miles to Date: 81.1 April Goal: Recovery I should have raced today. I was supposed to run my first race of 2019 – my first attempt to get a good proof of time for Operation Sparkle Redux. But instead I went on a not quite 1 mile…… Continue reading Operation Sparkle Redux: Dreaming of Running
February Miles: 31.6 January Average Pace: 13:17 2018 Miles to Date: 65.4 February Goal: 40 miles I fell short of my goal of 40 miles in February thanks to a number of factors. For one thing, it snowed a lot more in February than it did in January. I need to get better at running…… Continue reading February 2019: Consistency and Art
January Miles: 33.8 January Average Pace: 13:21 2018 Miles to Date: 33.8 January Goal: 30 miles Well, I made it through January. I went for a total of 10 runs (I only missed 3 overall – 2 for travel and 1 because of icy weather), which totaled just over 30 miles. Not bad for completely…… Continue reading January 2019 Recap: Getting back on the wagon