And I raaaan, I ran so far away....

I wish I were creative enough to start each blog post with a song lyric. That makes it more fun, right??Today's workout -Repeats again!!!1/2 mile warm up4 x 30 second repeats4 x 45 second repeats4 x 60 second repeats1/2 mile cool downIt was nice to get back out there with the group again. I really do enjoy running in the morning even though that actual getting up a 5 am kind of sucks....more

My First Runner's High

I had no idea my life could exist without spread sheets, flow charts and power point presentations. There are deeper rooted issues why I never let myself show up to a meeting without one of these items, but for purposes of this blog  I’ll just say I had no idea how to experience life without making sure all my T’s were crossed, and I’s were dotted....more

Starting My Year of Healthy Living

I was so excited when BlogHer asked me to be a part of their Inspiration to Fitness program. Mainly because, don't know if I've mentioned this once or six hundred times already this year, it totally lines up with my goal to make 2012 the year of a healthy lifestyle....more
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I'm Not a Runner. This Is MY Road to 5K

I don't like to run. You would probably take one look at me and not be surprised by that statement.  I don't look like a runner.  And even when I read inspirational stories about people that didn't like to run who are now training for their first marathon, I still don't think I will ever love being a runner.  26.2 miles does not appeal to me. What does appeal to me is this picture....more
This is very much what I am going through! I have 5 kids and I look pretty fit, but the last ...more

Road to 5K: First Week of Training

Welcome to our first week of training in the Inspiration to Fitness 5K track! Excitement mixed with a little nervousness is natural at the start of any training program. But congratulations—you’re taking the first step to a healthier, stronger, more balanced you! Running a 5k is just a bonus! Many runners agree that running is 90 percent mental. Negative thoughts and a lack of motivation can take down even the best runner. Here are a few tips to get and stay motivated:...more
In the first week of training in the Inspiration to Fitness 5K track there is excitement mixed ...more

Monday Run-down: January 9

Well, we've made it through the first week of 2012. Time flies! And since it's Monday, it's time to recap last week and prepare for the one ahead.I'm really happy with how my week turned out. If you'll recall, my goal was to run a total of 15 miles and incorporate some non-running exercise into my routine....more

Believe It Achieve It

I saw an article today that was all about "vision boards" and how they can be used to motivate and inspire you - keeping you focused on your goals and dreams.  OK, so I admit that I only got about two lines into the article before it lost me because it involved being crafty...and seeing how I'm more at home with power tools than I am arts & crafts, I figured the only way I'm getting a vision board is if someone else envisions and makes it for me.  HAH!...more
I love those words! @TheresaCifali I too was inspired by them days ago http:\/\/\/ExwJaUp9more

Keeping It Fun in 2012

I have never had such a hard time writing out my goals for the year. I'm so Type A that by this point, I usually have my entire race calendar planned. But this year, the drive to have my whole year scheduled from Day One, just isn't there. It's weird. And I think it's because I'm cheating on running with swimming and biking. ...more

Pictures from a glorious Central Park run

One of the best parts of where I live in NYC is that I am only 3 blocks south of Central Park by Columbus Circle.  Running in the park reminds me of Madison - not the scenery - but more the sheer number of people running, jogging, rollerblading (yes some people still do that) and walking....more

Save Your Ass Foundation

Reposted from Worst Parade Ever:  The Save Your Ass Foundation...more