It is just about a month now until my first of six half marathons in 2013. I have settled into a good training routine and have tweaked some numbers pertaining to my heart rate zones to help ensure I am recovering properly between my workouts. There are a couple of key components to my recovery [...]
It is no secret, when I do something, I do it 150%. There is no half-assing it for me. I either do it or I don’t. This can be a good trait to have, but it can be detrimental to body and mind, as well. A good example of where it can be bad or [...]
I have a close friend who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in October of 2006. I met Melissa just a little over a year ago while training for 5 half marathons with MIT. We ran together for many miles of training and then for 3 of my 5 half marathons last year. Melissa is [...]
When I began heart rate training a couple of years back I started taking my resting heart rate in the mornings before getting out of bed. Doing so helps me get a quick glimpse of how my body is adjusting to training. An elevated resting heart rate can mean many things – some of those [...]
Over the past few years I have had occasional bouts of low ferritin stores and/or anemia. Historically I don’t do well with iron supplements, so I try to focus on getting my iron from the foods that I eat. Those with Celiac Disease can be at risk for anemia, in addition to women being at [...]
My friends gave me a gift card to Fleet Feet for my birthday, so I was excited to go shop and find something new and fun! When I normally shop at Fleet Feet it is because I need something, which isn’t necessarily the same thing as wanting something. I had my eye on a pair [...]
I have been participating in some evening exercise classes recently which makes my dinner time later than the rest of the family’s. I can’t very well eat a full meal and then go run or to an intense exercise class. I found what works best for me is to fuel before hand with a gluten-free [...]
‘Tis the season to freeze our tails off while running in what feels like the frozen tundra! BRR! If you were cold outside last week while you were running, you will really be cold this week! The temps are dipping into the single digits at night, making those early morning runs super cold.
PR to kick 2012 off the right way!
We don’t stop running for snow.
Staying warm on ridiculously cold days.
A shiny new PR for half marathon #6!
Half marathon #7 and helping friends reach their goals!
MIT summer/fall session
Training runs moved due to heavy summer [...]