NYC Marathon 6 Mile Training Run

To follow my new format for logging my runs, I’ll report in with a longer run that I did during my vacation in New Hampshire.  I intend to get 10 miles in this weekend but I wanted to keep my general mileage higher so I went out for a 6 miles run. Here are the…read more

Preparing For Back To School

These feelings usually begins for me around August 1.  There is a change in the sunlight, the sun sets a little bit earlier, the nights get cooler and every where you look there are back to school ads.  I hate that time of year.  I love having my kids home for the summer, even though…read more

How To Train for Running Injury Free

Antonio Williams, M.S., NASM, P.E.S, Case Management Specialist, Health Educator at Cigna has very helpful information to help you avoid injuries when training for races.  I made many of these mistakes when I was an early runner. Cross Training A mistake some runners make is not including strength training in their training program. That’s why I…read more

Tips For A Successful Running Program

When I started running 6 years ago, I did so many things wrong.  This weekend I was at the location of my very first race, the Potato and Corn Festival 5K course.  It is a cross country course that winds along the outer area of a hay field in North Branford.  My dad likes to…read more

Do You Cross-Train To Help Your Running?

Do you cross train to help your running?  I didn’t used to once I first started running.  But for the past year I have incorporated it into my weekly workouts and have found it to help me stay injury free and stronger. Briane Agostinelli, BS, CEP, CWP, CPPC – Health Advocate, Consumer Health Engagement, ACSM Certified…read more

How’s Your Sleep Training Going for the Disneyland Half Marathon?

Sleep training? Why would you need sleep training? Well, sleep is one of the most important elements to your training. It is very important during the recovery phase. Unfortunately, many of us bypass sleep to get in our training runs. For instance, we may wake up earlier to run before it gets to hot out…read more

Big News from Marvel Studios!

ANT-MAN and THE WASP are now in production! MARVEL STUDIOS BEGINS PRODUCTION ON “ANT-MAN AND THE WASP” Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña and Michael Douglas return for the highly anticipated “Ant-Man” sequel BURBANK, CALIF. (August 1, 2017)—Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” starring Paul Rudd (“Captain America:…read more

A Spectacular Night At The Farm

Monday was another beautiful night at the farm.    As the family was taking care of the chickens I ran around the property to capture some of its quiet treasures. Pictures say more than words.  Enjoy the beauty I found on the land.

NYC Marathon 7 Mile Training Run

I am starting a new format to log my training runs so I can look back on them to identify successes and not so successful elements related to the training run. This week in increased my mileage a bit and got up to 7 miles on a long run for the weekend. Here are the…read more

Life Lessons On The Farm

This week was filled with a lot of changes. The weather was swinging from 60 degrees to 85 degrees and high humidity back to 60 degrees and breezy.  We went from sweatshirts to sweating and back to sweatshirts. But the biggest events happening at the farm were events that involved the chickens. The Big Move…read more

Complex calf muscles

So since my long run, I have been struggling with shin splints and decisions. I knew in my gut that the source of my shin splint pain was due to the fact that I am flat footed and to fix that, I have orthotic inserts to wear in my shoes. Since starting to run outside…read more

Post 9.5 mile run status

I am having some pain from my long run yesterday. Nothing critical, but enough to write about to keep track of for the future. I have runner’s knee in both knees. It started the day of the run late in the afternoon. I did a few stretches on the roller last night and took some…read more

9.5 miles… check!

I did it!  After a little nervousness and a few trips to the bathroom before my run this morning.  I did get in my 9.5 miles.  The forecast is talking about less snow than anticipated and warm temps so the roads shouldn’t be bad, but I didn’t want to take the chance of going on…read more

This week’s runs

So this week my mileage is supposed to be on the low side in preparation for my 9.5 mile run the weekend of February 11. I did a 5 mile run on Saturday, February 4, a 3 mile run on Monday and a 2.5 mile run today. I was hurting after the 3 mile run…read more

Run summary – 8 miles

Yesterday I did my 8 mile run.  It took me 1 hours 29 minutes.  It was a beautiful morning, almost 40 degrees and sunny.  It had a feeling of spring to it.  I heard some birds and the sun felt warm.  I used mapmyrun to set my route, but when I was out there running…read more

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