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T.T.O.T.D. (Treadmill Thought of The Day)

Fitness tipping point:  When you have to stop your workouts because you’ve run out of time rather than energy, endurance or ability.

I love when I get back to this spot.  It makes me feel like a superhero.


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I LOVE virtual races.  What’s better than signing up for a race, getting a race bib, and knowing you are running with/competing against hundreds of people, yet doing it in your own neighborhood?  Or in your own gym?  On YOUR OWN time?  For me it’s a win-win.  And when the money from the race will go to a good cause, EVEN BETTER!  So I seek out virtual races all the time, and today, this one popped up on my Facebook feed from Runner’s World.  I signed up before I even finished reading the post.  No brainer.  It’s the weekend after my Vegas Rock and Roll half, and it will be a good recovery run.  Plus, it’s another way for me to feel like I’m helping my friends and sorority sisters in NY and NJ that were hit so hard by that bitch hurricane Sandy.  So join me!  If you are a casual runner thinking about getting to the start line, this is a PERFECT way to start racing.  If you’re a seasoned runner, I OFFICIALLY DECREE that any PR reached in a virtual race stands, so use your home team advantage to run a killer PR!  And if you aren’t a runner, why not give this a shot?  Walk it, jog it – whatever.  Put $20 bucks toward a good cause and get a free endorphin boost as a bonus!


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Lost My Rhythm…

You know when you have a good routine going with something, and then some other thing gets in the way of that routine, and you get off track and you can’t get your rhythm back?  Well, that’s me recently.  Rhythm-less.

Oh, I’m not talking about running, though.  I’m talking about blogging!   Priorities, people!

I *have* been running.  Not quite as often as I’d like, but I have been running.  In fact, I logged about 15 miles a weekend each of the past few weekends.

But I loooooove to write about running, and read blogs about running, and talk about running…  I just got off kilter, busy, distracted… and suddenly stopped doing all of that.

I travel for my job, (sometimes I travel to escape hurricanes…) and since my last post, I’ve been in NY, MO, CT, CO, GA, PA, VA, FL, NJ, TX, TN and CA.  I’ve also been goofing around with friends and, of course, running.  All that to say, SORRY.  I love that people read my blog, and I hope that my passion and love of running comes through in my posts and motivates others to start running, keep running, or run more.

I’m back.  And I’m racing the Las Vegas STRIP AT NIGHT on Dec 2nd, so there’s plenty to talk about.  : )


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Today I woke up feeling mean and nasty.

I went to the gym and had an awesome, nasty 8 mile run – mostly just fueled by meanness and nastiness.  I highly advise using grumpy/mean/nasty/sad/evil moods as JET FUEL for running!

Now I feel GREAT – no more nasty!

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A friend of mine posted this quote on his blog the other day, and it keeps bouncing around in my head.  Recently I’ve been feeling very high velocity.  Things are moving fast in my life, needing my pinpoint focus in what feels like a wind tunnel.  It’s not bad, per se, but it has felt very… consuming.  And as fast as things are moving, I myself haven’t been moving at all.  I haven’t run this week, and it’s not looking good for next week (traveling to San Diego, Orlando and Atlanta).   I’ve been feeling guilty/mad about not running, as if someone besides me was keeping score.  But since I read this, I feel better.  Smaller and bigger at the same time.  And I realize that if I want to run, I will make the time to run, no matter where I am.  Running is my gift to me, and that’s what’s important.  Here.  Now.  Today.

So anyway, here’s the quote.  It’s worth the click.  Sometimes a little perspective is just what you/I need.

I can’t wait to run tomorrow.

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Today’s Lesson…

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