Deployments ARE Marathons!

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!

Motivation’s Opposite

If yesterday was all about how we stay motivated to be consistent in our workouts, today is the exact opposite. It's been a week. I had appointments all lined up, new clients no-showed, others were late. Some showed up when they didn't have appointments. It's just one of those weeks where you have to laugh and roll … Continue reading Motivation’s Opposite

The Question

"Do you love running those long miles?" she asked me in an ongoing text conversation. We do swelfies (sweaty selfies = swelfies) with each other as an accountability check for both of us. It's what battle buddies do! It was a question that hit me like a ton of bricks. I thought to myself, "Wow. I hadn't … Continue reading The Question

What Medals and Miles Will Teach You

When I started running, I remember my friends tracking numbers. Things like pace, distance, miles over the year. I remember thinking 300 miles seemed like so many to run over the course of one year. Then I started goal setting. Apps on the smartphone like MapMyRun and RunTracker got the job done, and eventually I got a GPS … Continue reading What Medals and Miles Will Teach You

Dear Running

You have taught me many things since we started this relationship. There are times I don't like you. I've even thought about quitting this whole deal. I've bought new outfits, gadgets, and even shoes to impress you, but you don't care about that stuff. You never criticize when I'm slow, or I'm just not feeling "us". I … Continue reading Dear Running

Mishmash and Miscellany

We have rounded out the second week of school in our neck of the woods and it has been busy, as usual. Here's the mishmash rundown... My dear hubby thought what better way to start off the back to school season than with a school of fish?! Eric texts me from the pet store, where he was … Continue reading Mishmash and Miscellany

It Was the Best of Times…

In a recent writing prompt, it was asked to describe when the phrase, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" accurately described life. Now. Now is when that phrase is so appropriate. I am on a great running streak, day 73, in fact. I'm almost there in terms of hitting my … Continue reading It Was the Best of Times…