Happy New Year
Thursday, January 01, 2009      2 comments

Wonder of wonders. My first race of 2009 is a PR (just under 54 min for 10K). I ran the same race last year, after having a stomach bug and not eating much for 3 days I was lucky to finish it. This year I was healthy and (apparently) strong... Read more
Diamond Head run
Saturday, December 27, 2008      2 comments

I did one of my all-time fave routes on Christmas morning, and I had a great run. It's life-affirming how a good run stays with me long after my shower;in fact I can still fe... Read more
Just Maintaining...
Sunday, December 21, 2008      3 comments

These days I feel like keeping the rock from rolling over me IS enough. It's less about progress than it is about not losing ground. I feel like as soon as the stress-rock or... Read more
Balance is dynamic
Sunday, September 14, 2008      1 comments

If it's not one thing, it's 10-thousand others... After fighting off my overeating a month back, I got some knee twinges that didn't go away with new shoes, so I went back to quad-strengthening exercises. I added glucosamine supplements and... Read more
she's gonna blow!
Sunday, August 17, 2008      0 comments

Tension, stress, changes...I'm feeling it all with this new job. I haven't been eating that well--oddly enough for me, this time it's too little rather than too much or the wrong things. The interesting thing is that this time I can actua... Read more
taking the edge off
Tuesday, August 05, 2008      1 comments

For absolutely NO reason at all, I'm having one of those days where a bunch of little things are conspiring to get on my nerves. After a nice relaxing weekend windsurfing and a new gig and all, I should have every reason to have a sunny outlook... Read more
tracking smackdown
Thursday, July 17, 2008      3 comments

The picture is the suit I promised myself if I track faithfully for a month (success is Aug 10). I hate tracking, and I've only been at it for a week since my pants informed me that I was slipping and already I've learned something. Of cou... Read more
smarty pants
Saturday, July 12, 2008      3 comments

my pants are smarter than me. after avoiding them and being in denial about the extra few pounds i've adopted, i put them on today and they immediately told me what i didn't want to know. i can't say i was surprised, because their cohort the sca... Read more
a pack a day?
Tuesday, June 24, 2008      1 comments

The thunderstorms of this past week have ignited many wildfires. Although nothing too close has been threatened, it's close enough that I've been smelling smoke since this weekend, and my eyes occasionally burn and itch. Nonetheless, I've stuck ... Read more
scorn the asphalt, I'm flying!
Thursday, June 12, 2008      2 comments

Not very modest, I know, and it's certainly hyperbolic given my average pace of 9:30 or so. But this evening I had one of those runs that makes me a runner. Although I felt out-of-sorts and not really up to the task, I pulled on my cute "r... Read more
Feel-good numbers
Saturday, May 31, 2008      1 comments

Today I put in 6 miles to make almost 92 for the month of May. That's a number that makes me feel good for a few reasons. It indicates that my consistency is back--mapmyrun's calendar shows 4 or 5 runs per week for each week this month. Actually... Read more
stretching study
Tuesday, May 27, 2008      0 comments

I'm not a stretcher. Yeah, I've read all those articles about how it makes you run better, prevents injury, helps you sleep better, save money, live longer, lose weight and keep from going grey (well, maybe not those last few). Nonetheless, I ha... Read more
ouch! my annual ass-kicking
Sunday, May 11, 2008      1 comments

Yesterday I ran a local 5K that ALWAYs kicks my ass--it's very hilly! On the steep hill I have had to walk...every year I hope to run the whole thing but every year that hill kicks my butt. It's actually a short (GPS says 2.5 miles) & ver... Read more
Juiced up!
Sunday, May 04, 2008      2 comments

Though spring weather has arrived and should have energized me, the big challenge lately has been to maintain my fitness (or not too lose too much) with vacation & changing work schedules and general stuck-in-a-rut-ness (is that word?). One symp... Read more
rest month?
Sunday, March 16, 2008      1 comments

I didn't mean to, but the past two weeks seem to have been "rest weeks". My weekly routine turned into a few weekend and evening runs and not very energetic ones. I thought the time-change would have inspired me, but I've gotta admit that my run... Read more

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