This weekend I completed my last long run before my upcoming half marathons. The first one is on April 22nd (Earth Day). Tapering is a great time for the body to rest and repair itself in preparation for race day, yet it is hard on the mind. I have struggled before with tapering before [...]
While you are reading this post, I am out finishing my last long run before my upcoming half marathons! After my 12 miles today, I will be in taper mode. Some people love taper, others hate it. I believe that I am in the latter group. The purpose of tapering is to allow your [...]
Just because I was “on vacation” didn’t mean that I didn’t get my miles in. My mom & sister snapped this picture on their way to take my nephew to school. Fortunately they caught me before I hit the killer hills and felt like dying.
After my tour of the hardest hills I have [...]
With running & exercising comes sore muscles, injuries, etc. One can only take so many NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – Aleve, ibuprofen, naproxen) safely. Not only can taking NSAIDS long term have some potentially dangerous side effects, but there have been studies that taking those types of medications before long runs or hard workouts can [...]
When I first started running I thought that all I had to do was put on my running shoes & put one foot in front of the other. While that may work for the occasional or casual runner, that doesn’t work for the one (ahem, me) that thinks she can take on the world [...]
There was a startling piece on the morning shows & news yesterday. It talked about how younger women are less likely to have the telltale pain in their chest. Instead, some of the symptoms are more atypical and may mimic other conditions. This really caught my attention. I know the feeling of going to [...]
After solving my frozen & numb hands problem with new running mittens in December, I moved onto the quest for warm toes. To be honest, I had put it off because of our unseasonably warm winter. Thankfully when I ordered some Little Hotties hand warmers, I got some sample foot warmers. Did you know [...]
A friend of mine posted this yesterday on Pinterest (a new obsession & time suck) and it was perfect timing. I needed a swift kick in the behind and this was just it!
While I have been doing well, for the most part, since I gave up weighing myself last fall, there are [...]
It is no secret that I am a fan of energy/protein bars. I like portable food for times when I am in a hurry or need to refuel after a workout. When I first started the gluten-free diet over 6 years ago, the choices for gluten-free bars were few & far between. There were [...]
I am always looking for a way to make my current meal choices healthier. This not only helps my body, but it helps me to get out of a rut that I sometimes seem to fall in with foods. I find something that I like and I like to eat it a lot. Sometimes [...]