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 […]

4th Chilly Half Marathon Complete!

I had a great Chilly Half Marathon on Sunday. Tony and I decided to run together again this year (you can read about our first Chilly half together here). Neither of us expected a PR from the season, so Tony suggested we ditch the GPS watches and just enjoy ourselves. So we did. We had no idea how fast or slow we were running, we just ran it based on how we felt. And it […]

Picking up Chilly bibs this afternoon!

Had a great swim today – my last “workout” before the Chilly Half Marathon on Sunday! Picking up bibs this afternoon. Ever since Greg started running the Chilly Half Marathon in 2011, I’ve gone to pick up his bib and bibs for anyone at his work also running the race. The pick-up is 4-7 p.m. the next town over, and kind of tough to get to during working hours. So I go with the kids […]