My Take on The World

June 25, 2011

Paying it forward

I ran my first race (a 5K) in June 2010. My friend Melanie Spring, an accomplished runner, was kind enough to train with me, offer encouragement, […]
June 23, 2011

Marathon Training Program

I just signed up for a Distance Training Program through PR Training Programs. Didn’t I just say that I’m going to take it easy this summer […]
June 14, 2011

My First Half Marathon

Here’s my post-race review of my first half marathon, the Zooma Annapolis Half Marathon, which I ran on June 5, 2011. It’s taken me a while […]
June 2, 2011

I’m race ready

Zooma Annapolis Half Marathon – I’m ready for you. All of the homework has been done, all of the equipment has been tested, my gear and […]
May 27, 2011

Taper = Don’t do anything stupid

I have one more week before the half marathon. Runners know that you have to taper before a race to allow your body time to recover […]
May 24, 2011

Barefoot and Minimalist Running

I’m a big fan of barefoot/minimalist running; however my body mechanics are not strong enough to do either at this point. The good news is that […]
May 18, 2011

Mental training ramps up

I just read a great quote: “You run the first half of a marathon with your legs – the second half with your heart.”  ~Dean Karnazes […]
May 17, 2011

Less than 3 weeks to go

First the great news. I exceeded my fund raising goal for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training! Thank you to all of my friends […]
May 1, 2011

Countdown to my first half marathon

Great 7.12 mile run today – counting down to the Zooma Annapolis half marathon next month. There was a ton of hills which is good since […]
April 3, 2011

I ran the Cherry Blossom 10-mile race!

Set a goal…achieve the goal. Sounds pretty simple, right? I had no concerns that I would finish today’s Cherry Blossom 10-mile race. I had visualized myself […]