Who wants to finish up 2014 with a running streak???

I like that my socks remind me that I am "Darn Tough"!  It is even better when both socks agree!  :)

I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  We now have one day until we leave for Thanksgiving…I kind of feel like I have already checked out, and am ready for vacation mode. I did 4 miles on the treadmill this morning, I used my Garmin and will write a post on its accuracy after the holiday.  […]

In the news…

I read this article from the Runner’s World website.  It is quite the inspirational story. South Sudanese Runner Hoping to Crowdfund His Way to 2016 Olympics   South Sudanese Runner Hoping to Crowdfund His Way to 2016 Olympics Guor Mading Maker ran 2012 Olympic marathon as “Independent Olympic Athlete” but hopes to represent South Sudan […]

The Grass is ALWAYS greener…

Do NOT try to descend the stairs with your cycling shoes on!  When I got them from the garage, I put them on in the kitchen--I am lucky I didn't fall.

Well, yesterday was a cross training day, and because it was cold (about 30*) and icy during my workout slot, I rode my bike on the trainer in the basement.  Folks, I didn’t think it was possible to have a workout WORSE than a treadmill workout.  I WAS WRONG!  I only managed to ride for 30 […]

Treadmill Tuesday

The picture should have the time.  It flashes on the "screen", I took 5 photos in each I missed the time!

Well, the colder weather is definitely upon us.  Yesterday I ran on the treadmill because it was 35* and raining outside–Yuck.   I completed 5 miles with a little speed work.  One mile warm up, 4x800M repeats with 400M recovery, then a mile cool down.  I did 2×800’s in 7:53 and 2×800 in 7:41, recoveries were […]

Weekend Rambles…

Just enough to cover the ground and stir excitement...

I hope you had a great weekend.  Mine was good, albeit short… Friday started with some snow…   After school we stopped at a local garden center, Churchill’s, in Exeter, NH…They have BEAUTIFUL Christmas displays, and we wanted to enjoy some early winter decorations and perhaps become inspired…   I also did a nice, easy […]

Liebster Award, part 2


I am back at it again!  It has been fun to answer these questions from Kristina at  Kristina Blog about Running and Life, Meg at Meg Go Run  and Marie Alessandra at Simple Runner.  Thanks for nominating me, ladies! From Meg… 7.  What’s the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you during a run or […]

Liebster Award: part 1


Hey everyone, I was nominated by 2 fellow bloggers for a “Liebster Award”.  Thank you Meg and Kristina! Let me start out by saying, “I would like to thank the Academy, my wonderful husband, my kids…”  Oh wait, it’s not that kind of award!!  (Good, I don’t have a dress…) It’s a kind of “get […]

What are 6 miles, between friends???


I will be the first to admit that I do not have a lot of experience with marathons (only one) or 50k’s (also only one).  As I am still in the “off season” of recovering and building from the marathon, my mind wanders to the when I did the 50k–which was actually 32 miles, and […]

More cross training…


First off, I would like to say thank  you to those who have so honorably served our country and fought for our freedoms.  Happy Veteran’s Day!  Thank a veteran today! I did manage to put in some core strength work yesterday, and I did this Yoga for Runners video from the Runner’s world website.  I […]

Monday, Monday


Back at it again!  After a LONG 2 weeks off, I started up running again today.  I did an easy (although, it didn’t feel too easy) 4 mile run.  It felt great to be back running again.  Although, I have to admit, I felt “out of shape”.  I know it will come back quickly, but […]