Tag: running gear

Long run recap and my "rest" day...

Friday night I felt ready for my run on Saturday. Coach Jen had me down for 2:45:00. I got up at 5am and my stomach had other ideas. I was queasy. I’m not sure what it was…didn’t really feel nervous, just not right. I had my typical pre long run breakfast. Oatmeal made with unsweetened... Read more »

Be careful running this winter...

Seriously, be careful. I went out this morning for my run, and I wasn’t paying close enough attention. I hit a slick spot and wiped out. Landed on my back/ arse. Oddly enough, this was the same block where I fell last winter, same type of deal. I was transitioning from the side walk to... Read more »

Where my mind is at today...

What’s the deal with airline toilets? Wait…what? No, nevermind… Have you ever wondered if running in Converse All Stars was possible? You know, without getting hurt? Mark Remy, Runner’s World blogger pondered that very thought. Folks commented that it couldn’t and shouldn’t be done. Mark decided he should try…and shared the run… So there you go,... Read more »
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weekend recap...

weekend recap...
Yep, 13 days to go! This weekend was my last big one for runs before the marathon.  Saturday I got up at 4am to get my 2:30:00 run in before Pam had to go to work. I got out before 5am and decided that since it was my last big run, I’d make it a... Read more »

a long run, a mural and a video...

a long run, a mural and a video...
So Friday night I’m on the Kennedy on the way to go pick up PG after work and as I’m chugging along, I get up by the Bank of America Mural building and…I see they’ve added the tenth person to the mural.  It was trippy and cool all at once.  It was me…whoa, I’m on... Read more »

my new running shoes and how to tie them...

my new running shoes and how to tie them...
I mentioned I got new running shoes last weekend, and I must say…I love them.  I picked up a pair of Brooks Addiction 9s at Runners High n Tri (thanks Mark!)! They are lighter than the Beast, which I’ve been wearing since I started training, but offer great stability!  I’ve worn them all week and... Read more »
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sandwich run recap...

sandwich run recap...
Mmmmm…sandwich run.  A year ago that meant going to Subway or Jimmy Johns, and having 2 sammiches because, you know, one ‘healthy’ sandwich is fine BUT two?  Now that’s REALLY healthy.  Ugh, how far I’ve come. No, this week my long run was split in two parts, Saturday night and yesterday morning…sandwiched around some sleep. ... Read more »

running gear review: Garmin Forerunner 110...

About 2 weeks ago now I started using the new Garmin Forerunner 110, and I have to say I love it.  As a new runner I wanted an easy to use HR monitor with GPS, and that’s exactly what I got with the Forerunner 110!  The Forerunner 110 came with a heart rate monitor strap…the... Read more »

kick ass headband giveaway!

One of the things I’ve learned along the way is that not having hair kind of sucks.  Specifically running without hair sucks.  See, I sweat…a lot.  And with no hair the sweat just runs down my face, into my eyes and well, I look a mess.  Ok, more so than usual.  That’s why I typically... Read more »
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group run and hills and more, oh my!

Today’s post promises to be a smörgåsbord of fun…or something.  Ok, more like I have a few random thoughts I wanted to share and needed a way to do it all at once.  So I went with this.  Are you hooked? Still reading?  Wait, don’t go…see, this will work. I haven’t had a group run,... Read more »