Season of love

Fall, oh I do enjoy thee. Let me count the ways. 5.6. The number of seconds (approximately) it took me to eat this cup of chicken noodles at the Johnny Appleseed Festival this weekend. Fun fact: John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, is buried in Fort Wayne ....more

Friday favorites

If I had to be honest, I've been teetering on the edge of burnt out when it comes to running. The aggressiveness of my training plan (my fault), participating in a lot of races (my fault) and being a bit tired (not my fault).But, there has been hope.Here are some things that I have been loving on the run lately. 1. Revisiting old routes ....more

Roll With It: Myofascial Release {A Three Things Thursday Post}

Bump. Buh-bump. Buh-bump, buh-bump, BUH-BUMP.My muscles seemed to ripple over the blue foam roller as I not so gracefully glided over it ....more

When Your GPS Is An A$$hole

I felt like I was working. W-O-R-K-I-N-G. When I looked down at my Garmin 220, though, the effort was not matching the pace ....more

Weekly Training Update: 9/8-9/14

Last week, I was down. This week ... I was up.I was a bit nervous about what running would feel like after taking time off and doing just easy runs when I was sick the previous week ....more

Fall Racing: Whats, Wheres and Hopes

The hay is in the barn, as they say. Or, as I like to say, thank grilled cheesus, I don't have to cry any more when I look at my training schedule. This weekend, I completed my last double digit run and my longest goal pace workout - 6.2 miles - as I look toward the Fort4Fitness half marathon ....more

Race Swag: Yay or Nay

Over Labor Day weekend, Kim, Tami and I ran a low-key half for fun because that's what you do on a holiday weekend. You run 13.1 miles (actually 13.2 according to the website) for fun. As it was a small, local race, I did not have any expectations for "swag" when I picked up my bib ....more

Soggy McSoggerson

This is where dedication and necessity meet stupidity. I really needed to do something this morning - something active. After 24 hours of whining (and it was not me), I needed a space that was quiet, serene and just for me ....more

In the Sick of It {Weekly Training Update}

It began on Monday night with a queasy feeling that I hoped would settle. When I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and I still felt sick, I knew I was in trouble.And I was.Tuesday brought one of the toughest bouts with an unknown stomach bug that I've had in sometime. I will spare you the details but I couldn't walk 10 feet without feeling terrible much less run ....more

A dinner to remember

Seventeen hours later, I think it's possible that I am still in a food coma. A joyous, amazing, please-never-end food coma.Let me set the scene.It's Saturday. Mark was a groomsman in a wedding, one that brought in a lot of his high school friends who live out of town ....more