Gratefully Fearless

Today is primary day here in New Jersey.  My polling place is about 3 miles away, depending on the route.  It is a beautiful day, and I needed to run – what better way to exercise my right to vote than by running to the polls? Here I am doing two things that to most... Continue Reading →

Revolution and Evolution of a Runner

13. For some, that’s an unlucky number. For me, that number represents revolution and evolution. This Sunday I’ll be running the New York City Half Marathon. 13.1 glorious miles through Central Park, Times Square and on down to Wall Street.   When I was 39, if someone had told me that I’d be running Half... Continue Reading →

The Finish Line.

Like everyone, I've been devastated by the bombings in Boston.  I was watching the elite runners in the morning, excited and in awe of their pure athleticism.  Then I thought of all the other runners - those who will never win, but nevertheless dedicate months and miles of their lives to prepare for the challenge... Continue Reading →

Hello 2013!

2012 turned out to be a pretty good running year!  My blogging skills have been abysmal, but I made real strides towards accomplishing my goals.  Yay!The big things:I lost 22 pounds!  I was aiming for 30, but I'm happy with 22.  I'm down 2 dress sizes.  How can I complain about that?I PR'd in a... Continue Reading →

New York, New York

I've been in a little bit of a funk these last few days with my exercising.  I've been lacking motivation - I just want to lay in bed when the early alarm goes off.  I don't want to run or exercise.The mind is a fickle thing.  How is that one day you are are raring... Continue Reading →

Starting to Feel Human Again

4 weeks post op and I'm starting to feel a little more human again. Thank goodness. I was starting to have some trouble with my pathetic self. My recovery from this horrible but necessary surgery has been problematic, to say the least.  I had to have another urgent trip to the doctor on Monday as... Continue Reading →

Crossing a different kind of finish line

I set myself some pretty tough goals at the beginning of the year.  My 30-30-30 plan.  30 minutes of exercise every day.30 minutes off my marathon time.Lose 30 pounds.It's the beginning of March, and I've made some headway.  I've lost 6 pounds. I'm faster and stronger. I've exercised 30 minutes almost every day.But now, I have... Continue Reading →

My 30-30-30 plan.

I love January 1st.  The whole starting over, resolution, new me, thing.  So I'm giving myself an overhaul.I've been running for 2 years now.  2 whole years.  And in that time, I've run 4 5ks, 3 half marathons and 2 full marathons.  Not bad for a newbie.  But in each race I just kind of... Continue Reading →

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