Are You Stuck In A Rut?

Do you feel like you are swimming upstream lately?  Not making any progress on your goals?  This is the time of year when many people who made a new year’s resolution tend to fall off the wagon.  Have you reached that point?  Are you stuck in a rut? Am I Stuck In A Rut? I…read more

Black Panther Giveaway!

My family and I have hopped onto the Marvel band wagon last year and are catching up on as many of the movies that we can fit it before the newer movies are being released.  The last Marvel movie we went to see in the theater was Thor Ragnarok and we loved it!  We saw…read more

LG Twin Wash System At Best Buy

Disclaimer:  I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. LG Twin Wash System Best Buy now offers the LG Twin Wash system which includes LG Front Load laundry paired with LG’s SideKick Pedestal Washer.  I saw this product during a…read more

runDisney Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon

runDisney has created a new race this Spring called the Star Wars  Virtual Half Marathon Challenge.  Registration is open from now until February 28, 2018.  Your half marathon run must be completed between January 3, 2018 – March 31, 2018. What Is The Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon? The Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon lets you run…read more

My One Word For 2018

I am working very hard on achieving my goals I have lined up for 2018.  I began my year by participating in the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend and I ran the Dopey Challenge.  This was a large accomplishment for me and a GREAT way to begin my year.  I finished a marathon within the…read more

2018 Walt Disney World 10K

The Walt Disney World 10K is the second race of the Dopey challenge.  It took place on Thursday, January 5 at Epcot. The corrals were the same set up as the previous day’s 5K race.  Since I was in Corral F with my family the day before I also had to start in Corral F…read more

2018 Walt Disney World 5K

The Walt Disney World 5K took place on Thursday, January 4 at Epcot. The corrals were separated from A through F. Our family was spread apart into three different corrals, from C to E to F. We all began in F so we could stay together. With the start time of 5:30 we all woke…read more

Dealing With Grief and Loss – Looking Ahead in 2018

I know this is a new year and I usually post about my word of the year.  But before I write about my word for this year, there is a topic that I want to address because it has been very heavy on my heart this past year.  Our town has been through a lot…read more

Cancer Didn’t Stop Bindu Panapalli’s Quest To Run A 10K

Bindu Panapalli, 47 years old and resident of Glen Allen, Va. near Richmond, always felt a desire to help people with cancer through research. By February 2016, she found herself at the start of 18 months of firsthand experience battling the disease through three surgeries and eight rounds of chemo – she just didn’t know it…read more

Cigna and Achilles will help Sonya Hazel Cross Her Finish Line

As a member of Team Achilles CT Chapter, I am always happy to share stories of other Achilles athletes.  One athlete who will be running the Walt Disney World® 5K presented by Cigna on Thursday, January 4th as a member of Team Cigna is Sonya Hazel.  Last year I was lucky to find one of the…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

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.  

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