I usually run on Saturday, but Chuck and I took advantage of his only Saturday off from school this summer to go to a Farmers Market and take in a summer...

Happy Labor Day weekend! So today as part if exercising my brain during my run, I was able to not freak out when my pace was really off. I worked it out...

There has been a lot of wedding chatter around lately. My daughter Laura was recently engaged and we have been re living all the good things about my wedding...

As part of my new commitment to blogging I am adding in the WIAW ( what I ate wednesday) posts. This am, I had a breakfast smoothie as usual but I added a new ingredient Sweet Dark Cherries.  They were very good. Today I used 1 cup vanilla unsweetened coconut milk 1 tablespoon Justins Almond butter 1/4 cup frozen sweet dark cherries  ( 365 brand from Whole Foods) 1...

So today I made sure and stick to my cross training. I have convinced myself that it’s the cross training boot camp exercise class that I am doing weekly that will kick in at mile 20 on marathon day. My knees are really starting to feel it now. The class includes squats with weights and side shuffle repeats plus a kicker core series at the end. As part of my brain...

I learned from this weekends runs that I need to exercise my mind a lot more. I spent way too much time psyching myself out on Friday in preparation for...

I survived my 14 mile training run yesterday. I joked that I would burst into flames once I ran past 13.1 miles, but nothing that dramatic happened! I...

That’s a quote from Ben Franklin.  I like that quote and he’s  not a bad guy.  He’s a good role model who wasn’t afraid to exercise in the rain.  ( flying the kite to discover electricity and all ) This post is all about my plan to succeed when taking on the NYC Marathon.  I contacted Coach Krissy from Team Hole in the Wall  and told her...

Hey Everyone, I promised to blog more and in keeping with that, here is my first Throw Back Thursday! This is a picture of me from my first race is 2011 and the second is from last month in San Francisco. What amazes me most about the first picture is not my size, but the amount of clothes I wore to run my first 5k! first race and July 2014 Signed, Phyllis4fitness...

Hello out there, I fell off the radar this Spring, when my race training was interrupted by a nasty bout of optic neuritis and all the follow up tests that went with it. I am happy to report that it all turned out fine and that I did run a half marathon, not Nike, but the More Women’s marathon in NYC. It was humbling, to say the least, to run a half, half trained,...