Thoughts about and during an 8-mile run
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 4 comments
Race date: October 17, 2010, Columbus Marathon This will be my first marathon. Running a marathon is not something I always dreamed of doing. It evolved out of cycling, riding a century, a friendly challenge to run a 5K (thanks BILLALEX70... Read more
Not Just a Short Run!
Monday, March 29, 2010 15 comments
As some of you may know, last summer BILLALEX70 and I met up with JAN_FRANDSEN (from Cleveland) and JOPAGH (from Pittsburgh) for some cycling in Mansfield, OH. We talked of doing something together again, only in Pittsburgh. After months of pl... Read more
First outdoor run of 2010!!
Monday, March 01, 2010 7 comments
Yesterday, Sunday, I visited my beloved Fleet Feet to make the final acquisitions for my cold weather running. Yes, I know it's now March, but I really wasn't that interested in going out when everything was snow-covered. Jean is my go-to sale... Read more
I did it! I actually completed one of these surveys.
Monday, February 22, 2010 3 comments
In the interest of brevity, I will just say this was stolen from various members of the RR. When's the last time you ran? Monday morning - an easy 4.5 miles along with my strength training. Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes... Read more
Thoughts and questions after a 9.5-mile LSD
Sunday, February 14, 2010 4 comments
I have five more long runs before my first half-marathon. After evaluating my last several long runs and conferring with several experienced runners, I decided this was the week to make some changes. Some changes were planned, others were the ... Read more
Feeling bewildered, frustrated and ?
Saturday, February 06, 2010 5 comments
This week, February 11 to be exact, marks the one year anniversary of when I started working out at my gym. My trainer, Lori, has been with me for this entire journey. I feel like I'm in new, uncharted territory, now. I have lost 80lbs, but th... Read more
A tale of the second child
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6 comments
WARNING: Not for the squeamish. My Thomas, my dear, sweet, crazy Thomas (age 6). Everyone expects the second of two boys to be rough and tumble, to be able to take a beating, but Thomas manages to create most of his injuries himself. Toda... Read more
Have a glass of wine!
Monday, January 04, 2010 2 comments
That was an ominous start! I've only had a few sips and I had to type the title three times to get it without typos! (I'm really just a bad typist!) I know I said I was going to try to keep future blogs shorter, but if you enjoy an occasional ... Read more
Crazy weekend and another 5K PR!
Monday, December 07, 2009 8 comments
Phew! We made it through this weekend. DH and I always say it is all about just making it through the weekend. I'd prefer if we could have a more positive view of it, but by the end of this blog I think you'll understand our attitude! For st... Read more
Race Report: Flying Feather 4-miler
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 6 comments
Let's start with an update to my last blog. Remember that laryngitis and annoying cough I wrote about? Well, it was probably my initial experience with H1N1. After nearly two weeks of coughing, it suddenly changed and I knew I had to go to th... Read more
Pelotonia in 102.4 miles
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 7 comments
Ride, Crash and Ride Again!
Thursday, August 13, 2009 3 comments
I will admit to being delinquent and teasing you all with my status posting of being sore and bruised from a crash! Here is the story: The kids and I are visiting my parents in Lebanon, PA. It's beautiful here - two acres, climbing trees, rai... Read more
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