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

New gear

I am so excited.  I went to my local running store shore Sound Runner and bought some new gear.  Now that I am running longer distances I have to start carrying water and fuel with me.  I had the change to talk to Gretchen while I was there and she gave me advice on what fuel…read more

Snow what!

It was still below 30 degrees and we drove around my route to see how the roads looked. Some were clear some were not. I would say about half of my route was clear. I was bound to get out there to run. It didn’t look like I was going to be able to get…read more

A rough night but a good run

“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.” –John Bingham I have been tracking…read more

Stretching

I found a good video on youtube about stretching and using the roller to work out the sore spots.  Now that I am doing the longer runs I am starting to feel it the days aftewards and am now going to have to incorporate a day just for stretching to work out the kinks.  

Yuck snow!

I used to love snow and I still like it because the kids are so excited when they wake up to see it laid a white blanket on our lawn. But now when I see it I worry how long it will be on the side of the road and in the way for my…read more

Where it all started

The photo on the top of this blog is of Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.  I vacation there every summer and my son took that picture at just 4 years old.  This is the whole shot. On our last trip there last summer I made sure not to be too lazy.  I took walks every…read more

The Long Run

I am reading a great book that a fellow runner Danielle http://liverungrow.com/ recommended on her blog.  I am reading it on my kindle and love the story.  I can’t wait to get to the end of it.

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