Archive for 'running'
I decided to wear the anti-mom outfit on Mother’s Day. You know, the kind with the super cute skirt that restricts my stride just enough to make it slightly annoying – but completely bearable because, well, it’s super cute. And the heels that I can walk well enough in, but only because I brought another [...]
My water bottle has been a little bit of a lifesaver this week. Not for it’s helpfulness in keeping me hydrated, of course, but for it’s cylindrical shape and it’s hardness. Stainless steal is the way to go, I believe, when the foam roller just isn’t cutting it any more. Who needs a rolling pin [...]
Manchild turned 6 last week. Six seems so much older than 5. Almost a big kid. Almost ready to do big kid things. Or maybe he is ready. We’ve decided to find out. I asked him a while ago if he was interested in going running with me in the mornings and he was enthusiastic [...]
I was doing fine with all of this marathon bombing craziness until today. Now that I am farther away and can’t see that for the most part it is business as usual. It was interesting being on the other side of the equation, being “there” where all the action was, and seeing that, for the [...]
I started thinking about what I wanted to do after Boston months ago. Training was going so well and I was having such a good time that I decided I might as well take advantage of the fact that I’m not pregnant and train for as many races as possible. So I signed up for [...]
I’ve heard it said that you never get over the fear of the marathon. No matter how many times you’ve done it, 26.2 miles is a long way and no matter how well-prepared you are, there is plenty of time and space for unpredictability. And also, it hurts. Most marathon runners I know have had [...]
Thanks so much for all of your concern for me and my family over yesterday’s events. Micah and I spent much of the afternoon responding to texts and e-mails and phone calls and Facebook postings inquiring after our safety and we so much appreciate your thoughts and support. We are doing well, and despite the [...]
Just letting you all know that the race is well and that our family is okay. We were hobbling back to our hotel room when he explosions happened. More about the race later, but now our thought and prayers are with those who were in harms way and dealing with the aftermath of he explosions.
Have I mentioned that I’m running a marathon on Monday? In Boston? The Boston Marathon? I can hardly believe it. The weather in looks like it’s going to be perfect on the 15th: a few clouds, with a high of 57. Lovely day for a run. My fingers are crossed that it stays that way. [...]
And we’re down to the last week of training. This time next week I’ll be posting a recap of the race, going over things that went well and things that maybe did not go so well. I hope there are fewer of the latter than the former. I didn’t run a lot last week. The [...]