The countdown is on

Only 12 days and counting to my first half marathon in Stillwater on Memorial Day weekend. I have been using the Hal Higdon half marathon novice training schedule and it has been an intense twelve weeks. I’ve run in rain, and in cold (which isn’t too bad), and wind. I really hate wind. My longest … Continue reading

Weight Loss and the Art of Forgiveness

While trying to lose weight many people beat themselves up when they go off their diet and “splurge.” Not me, well, for the most part not me and here’s why. I refuse to call what I am doing dieting. A diet quite simply is “the foods a person, animal, or community habitually eats.” according to … Continue reading

I’m officially a hard core runner

My first 10K (ever, I think) was the April 24th Get in Gear run in Minneapolis. Get in Gear offers a 5K, 10K, and a half marathon. One word describes the morning of the run: rain. It was rain, rain, and more rain. I never pictured myself as the type of person that exercises whatever … Continue reading

Lessons learned so far

I’ve been doing serious running and training for about 10 weeks now. In that brief time I have learned some really important lessons. Get good running shoes. I can’t stress this enough. They don’t need to be expensive, but they do have to be comfortable and the correct size. I recommend going to an actual … Continue reading

Why a running blog?

I’m a novice runner and I’ve learned a lot already and am eager to share with others venturing into the world of running and fitness. The blog will also be a great way to track my fitness improvements. But before I get going I figured you might like to know a little bit about me and … Continue reading

A New Direction

I have been giving some serious consideration to retooling the purpose of this blog. Looking back there are a lot of posts where I simply bitch about my place in the world, where I am unhappy about my job situation, etc. None of that has changed, but I feel that the blog needs to be … Continue reading