300,000-349,999 SparkPoints 324,169


Listening to your body - what did it say?
Friday, July 05, 2019      9 comments

Yesterday I ran a 4 mile race. It went well, I felt good. Late afternoon I needed a nap. Didn't think about it, because part of the package with running the race was getting up early, on less sleep than normal. Then I felt like going to bed ... Read more
Added to my Pint Glass Collection
Thursday, July 04, 2019      6 comments

So I ran a 4th of July race, the Firecracker Four Mile in Fairport, New York. Got up early this morning. Gun time was 8 AM, I wanted to be ther... Read more
I Got a Rock
Saturday, June 29, 2019      7 comments

Today was the Country Mile at Ganondagan, a 5-ish mile trail race at a historical site operated by the Seneca Indian Nation. It was a pretty enough day; I only took one picture, before the race started, to show the scenery: ... Read more
Racing, Recovery, and Mental Games
Sunday, June 16, 2019      7 comments

Today I ran a 5K race. The Facebook post says my time is slower than I'd expect if I were in good racing shape, but considerably better than I actually expected. There's a bit more to the story than that. 3 weeks before the Boston Maratho... Read more
I run for . . .
Sunday, October 21, 2018      6 comments

I didn't blog the first two, but today was the 3rd of 5 races in the Pete Glavin Upstate New York Cross Country series. This was a competition in several dimensions. It was an individual and team competition as a race, and part of an individual... Read more
7 years in maintenance, 7 years a runner, race report
Friday, October 05, 2018      9 comments

Today I got a bunch of messages congratulating me on 7 years of maintenance. October 5? I thought it was October 7 . . . checks records . . . Yes. October 7, 2011 I got down to 174 lbs., one pound below my initial goal of 175 lbs. that I had ... Read more
Cross Country is a Team Sport
Sunday, September 23, 2018      8 comments

It's the middle of my 2 week taper toward Wineglass Marathon next Sunday. I picked Wineglass on September 30 in part because the alternative local marathon, Rochester, was on September 23. Today. But in addition to considerations of course di... Read more
Echo from my sister's blog
Friday, August 10, 2018      7 comments

A nod to the blog my sister ONEKIDSMOM wrote today: https://www.sparkpeople.
individual.asp?blog_id=6516725 Sometimes Barb describes stuff that's going on with her, and I see an echo in... Read more
Wimping Out, or, Living with Limits
Wednesday, July 04, 2018      6 comments

I haven't blogged here in a while, though I have been reading my sisters' blogs. Today ONEKIDSMOM talked about Loving Your Level: https://www.sparkpeople.
individual.asp?blog_id=6506065 ... Read more
Remembering What I Want
Friday, May 04, 2018      4 comments

Discipline is remembering what you want, when faced with short term, tempting decisions. As my sister ONEKIDSMOM noted in a blog a while back, this can be problematical when you aren't sure what you really want. Well . . . I want to run. ... Read more
Race Report: 2018 James Joyce Ramble
Monday, April 30, 2018      4 comments

The USATF Masters 10K Championship has coincided with the James Joyce Ramble for several years. This year, the deadline for registration was before Boston; if I were considering it myself, I would have conservatively given it a pass. My team c... Read more
A Week Later . . .
Monday, April 23, 2018      9 comments

One week ago today I ran the 122nd Boston Marathon. I managed the race better than any previous marathon I started. A week later, recovery is going better than it has after any previous marathon I started. Now comes the dangerous part of ... Read more
Race Report: 2018 Boston Marathon
Tuesday, April 17, 2018      25 comments

The weather was as forecast, wind from 11 to 25 mph in my face, temperature from the high 30s to mid 40s, rain from showers to steady. The temperature and the wind would not have been significant factors without the rain. It was wet. One of... Read more
mini race report
Monday, April 16, 2018      9 comments

Too frustrated by the laptop keyboard to write full report now; the cursor jumps around because the touchpad is in a stupid location and I brush it while typing. Anyway, I won't have pictures till after I get home, and it may take a few days fo... Read more
So there's a forecast of rain . . .
Sunday, April 15, 2018      5 comments

The forecast for Boston today said 100% chance of rain. As I looked at a weather app throughout the day, I saw terms for the current weather of rain, showers, snow, drizzle, and (very rarely) cloudy. I didn't see enough precipitation to justif... Read more

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 Last Page »