Plant Powered 5k Recap & My Next Half Marathon!

I had a great time at the Plant-Powered 5k on Saturday! It was a fundraiser for Farm Sanctuary, and the vegan social group I’m part of had the largest team and raised the most money. It was great to be with the group for a good cause, and the Sofritas burritos, Munk packs, and Hippeas snacks at the end didn’t hurt! I was not exactly prepared. Check out how much I ran all summer! Ahh. […]

Back to running

I ran my first half marathon four years ago today! The nostalgia has been tough. A combination of plantar fasciitis this spring, focus on my New Year’s resolution, and training for Tri for a Cure (which I then had to drop out of thanks to the plantar fasciitis) prevented me from doing much running this spring and summer. It feels weird not to be a runner. I don’t like it. So I headed out yesterday […]

Running after a hiatus

I went for a run again today. It’s slow going after all the time off because of my plantar fascia issues. I remember what it felt like to run a half marathon at 10 minute miles. It’s mentally surprising to find myself struggling to keep a 3 mile run under 12 minute pace. So I don’t look at my watch. I remember that my experience and effort can be the same, even if my results […]

Active Release Technique for Plantar Fasciitis

Please note – this is a description of my own experiences and is not intended to be medical advice! Please talk to your doctor so you can get the best medical advice and treatment plan for you. I have good news and bad news about my plantar fasciitis. Bad news: it’s the primary reason that I’ve decided to drop out of Tri For A Cure this year. My family lost one of my grandfathers to […]

I’m thinking of repeating Couch to 5k

One of my neighbors recently told me she was starting Couch to 5k again, and that she often does after a long break from running. What a brilliant idea. I’ve been swimming and taking a few classes at the gym (maybe you’ve heard) but not running much. I can still run 3 miles at my slowest half marathon pace without stopping, but what if Couch to 5k could be used not just to get me […]