Monthly Archive:: March 2013

This week I get to  officially start my Spring race season as a part of Team Tough Chik. My race shirt is in the mail and will be here any day.  This community has been so supportive and full of great advice as I have built up my training and sports nutrition plan.  Several of us are racing in the Cherry Blossom 10 miler and I can’t wait to meet up with them in real life. Here is a picture from my run this Saturday after 6.5 miles with my Team in Training group.  It was me- age 52 and 6 other young ladies ages 24- 28 in the 10 minute mile group.  As my daughter and my Garmin watch keep telling me, age is [&hellip

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I have to update you on my planned race calendar for 20 13 Jan- Zooma Half – Stress Fracture- could not run Miami ING Half- Stress Fractuice- could not run Feb- NYC Half- Recovered from stress fracture but not quite enough to run 13 miles in the park so  no race Return to team in training – Long runs on Saturday with PT approval but started to feel something in the left  knee March – St. Patricks 5 K- YEAH- but whats this knee thing? Sleepy Hollow Half- Sprained knee – decided based on the previous history to not run and keep up with  ice and rest So next up in April Cherry Blossom 10 miler and the Nike Womens Half Marathon in Washington DC. [&hellip

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With the return of spring this week, its a good idea to take a minute and remind ourselves to be careful as we take to the open road for our runs. When possible, run with a buddy.  If you can’t, let someone know you are going out and when you are expected to finish. Know your route and if it doesn’t feel right for some reason, cut it short.  No run is worth your safety. Wear a road id bracelet or have your contact info as your screen saver on your phone, should you fall and are in need of emergency services. Ear phones are ok, as long as you can still hear emergency vehicles and bicyclists shouting.  Don’t get so lost in your playlist, [&hellip

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I am very happy to be part of the Spring Bootie Buster Challenge by RuntotheFinish.  It launched this week and I am having a great time connecting with the other ladies in the challenge.  The are so inspiring to see how they work out everyday despite very busy lives!  We have to make it a priority. This challenge is an opportunity to encourage each other, learn alot and thanks to Amanda and her great sponsors, win some prizes along the way. Here is how the challenge counts all the points for exercise and good food choices. POINTS A few changes to ensure this challenge is not so heavily weighted towards runners: 1 point for 10 minutes of exercise 1 point daily for drinking your 64 [&hellip

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This is my first update from an airplane.  I am on my way back to New York after visiting with my son Chris and my daughter in law Laura and my grand daughter Penelope for the weekend.  I just had an overwhelming feeling that I need to see them and I am so that I did! I have had to look at my running feels like 10,000 feet away as I am not able to return to running at all. I was at the gym this morning looking longingly at the treadmill and the running track.  the latest is I have to work on my glutes and hamstrings.  Bleach! i am looking forward to starting the spring Bootie Buster challenge this week.  It will distract [&hellip

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