Having a few races under my belt including a marathon, as well as a few deployments - I couldn't help to note some striking similarities. During shore duty, the duty stations where deployments are not a factor, my mind goes to what I call the "shore duty mental bubble". These are the tours where deployments … Continue reading Deployments ARE Marathons!
I had a whole list of goals this year, and many were accomplished. One was to run/ride at least 500 miles. Yeah, that one didn't happen. (I checked my stats and I hit a dismal* 180 miles.) I killed myself last year running crazy miles to achieve the goal of 300. I felt great though, … Continue reading Goals and Year End Stuff
Sometimes I question my sanity. I got up early (before the sun) hit the early spin class, was feeling great and got hubby off to work and was determined to play hard with the minions. It's been sunny the past couple of days, but the rain is coming. It ALWAYS comes. And then we will … Continue reading Fartleks, Minions, and It Was All My Neighbor’s Fault
Ah, sweet Half Marathon. We started out not sure if we would like each other very much a couple of years ago. You with your attractive 13.1, me with my newly healed shins and proper running shoes. It was destiny, seeing you across the "room" of Honolulu. Then you made eye contact with me and … Continue reading Bittersweet Love Affair
I did it. I set a goal this year to do what a friend of mine had accomplished a couple of years ago when I was just starting out on this crazy fitness journey. I remember thinking that her milage was just crazy! How could anyone with 2 legs really run that much in a … Continue reading Miles and Other Stuff
Shut Up and Run had a post about personal running questions so I thought I would take it and "run" with it! If you haven't checked out her blog yet, Beth is so hilarious - even if you aren't a runner you'll find yourself laughing! Love this gal's sense of humor! So here are my responses … Continue reading 10 Personal Running Questions (Tagged from SUAR)
I have a confession. Whenever I see my neighbor run or ride his bike by my house - I am GREEN with envy! I don't normally consider myself a jealous person, but it never seems to fail, when my place looks like this: this neighbor guy runs by looking something like this: Okay, not … Continue reading Green-Eyed Monster