Wipe Out

This morning something happened to me that has never happened before, something I never thought would happen, something I wiped out. I set off for a few miles with hill training sprinkled in. My warm up and the first steep/large hill went well, I took off on the downhill and as the terrain leveled off …

Motivation Monday – 4/30

In honor of Monday’s I am starting a ‘Motivation Monday’ post tradition.  A quote, an image, a story, or all three will be posted to motivate every Monday.  To kick things off I crafted one of my favorite quotes into a graphic, not necessarily a traditional ‘just do it’ style motivation but to me ‘You can’t …

City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks

Race 2 of 9 for my NYCM 9+1 for 2013 is in the books. The weather forecast called for temps in the low 50’s and  rain, heavy at times. Low 50’s? perfect, heavy rain? eah, not so much. The rain would have caused slippery conditions with pollen tree things spreading out all over the path however …

Allergies

Sniffing, sneezing, coughing, water eyes, sore throat, headache, congestion, and or trouble breathing? Allergies are rough, and so far this ‘season’ rougher than I remember. Thanks to the unusually mild winter allergy season has arrived early and is expected to be one of the worst in decades, eek! Don’t worry, too much. I’ve experimented with a …

Awesome Foods for Runners

Runners need to consume foods that promote healthy bodies, fuel peak performance, and assist with recovery. My top awesome food for runners? Chia seeds. Chia (not to be confused with chai tea) are the richest plant source of Omega-3, you know… the vital fats that protect against inflammation and heart disease. Chia seeds even contain more Omega-3 than salmon, take …

MIA Morning Run

I’ve been MIA for a few weeks, my life has taken a 180 and I chose to let blogging take a backseat – mostly to spare my 3 readers from hyped up drama and complaining. In my hiatus I’ve been running and its been rough but miles are miles right? Finding the motivating to get …

DNF

I Did Not Finish a race this weekend. I’d like to think it happens to all of us, I hope it doesn’t happen to any of you. It was Sunday, 4/1 and the joke was on me. It was supposed to be my 1st 15k, I didn’t feel very good when the alarm went off, …

Upcoming Races

I may have gone a wee bit race crazy, I am registered for 8 9 * races over the next 3 months. The 1st race I ever ran was in October of 2011, about 6 months ago. Am I totally nuts for registering for so many races? some may say yes, I say a big NO! …

My 1st Half

I couldn’t have asked for a better 1st half, the crowd was energizing, my fellow runners were awesome and the course was perfect for a fan of  Manhattan. I spent the 45 mins – 1 hour waiting to start talking to lovely runners in my corral, a middle-aged woman from California who had run so …