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I’m back!

Posted under Body Image, Boston, Metablogging - Aug 17th, 14 - 2 Comments

My site was down for a while after it was exploited and used for spam attacks. But now I’m back and my site is secure again. I’m thinking about the direction I want to take with this site. For more than ten years, it was a place for me to document my futile attempts to […]

I’m Back!

Posted under Boston, Running - Sep 3rd, 13 - Comments Off on I’m Back!

I finally feel well enough to run! I decided to get back into it by doing the Couch to 5K program. I’m running the intervals faster than I normally run– about an 8-minute-mile pace vs. an 11-minute-mile pace. I’m on week two and surprised myself by being able to keep up the faster pace for […]

Rest Day Wonderings: Fuel Belts

Posted under Boston, Gear, Running - Apr 24th, 13 - 2 Comments

Today is a rest day from both running and Ashtanga, though I will probably do a bit of light stretching later. Today’s topic of wondering is fuel/hydration belts. As a very slow runner, I have worn my beloved Amphipod fuel belt for pretty much every run, including yesterday’s two-miler. (I didn’t wear it during the […]

Boston Blogs

Posted under Boston, Nutrition, Running, Yoga - Apr 22nd, 13 - Comments Off on Boston Blogs

I’ve read a lot of recaps of Boston since Monday. They all made me tear up, but this one really choked me up. Pace of Me: Boston. Inspiring stories of qualifying for Boston: Dolores of Breaking Barriers chased the Boston dream for 14 years before qualifying. Erika Huerta lost 80 pounds and became a competitive […]

First training plan

Posted under Boston, Plans and Goals, Running - Apr 21st, 13 - 2 Comments

This week is my first week of training for a sub-65 minute 10K. If we have moved by then, I have my eye on a 10K in Reston. If we’re still here, I’ll run the local group’s monthly 10K (they almost always offer 1 mile, 5K, or 10K.) My PR for 10K is exactly 60 […]

Boston Plan: Phase 1

Posted under Boston, Nutrition, Plans and Goals, Running - Apr 17th, 13 - Comments Off on Boston Plan: Phase 1

I have a long way to go before I am able to seriously consider qualifying for Boston, possibly several years. I’m breaking my plan into phases to prepare myself physically and mentally. Although I’ve always enjoyed working out, I would have to say I have never seriously pushed myself to achieve new levels. I tend […]