Blogs about Running

I think I CAN, I think I CAN, I _____

What were you inclined to fill in the blank?  It may be very enlightening. "I think I can, I think I CAN, I think I CAN, I ... CAN ...."  is often the mantra I repeat as I run the hills in my neighborhood, one small step at a time. These few focused words keep me in the moment and while each step may be hard, it is much easier to believe I am capable of the next single step forward than it is for me to tackle the entire hill all at once and with every step.

Running May Be Good For Your Knees

Many people worry that running ruins knees. But a new study finds that the activity may in fact benefit the joint, changing the biochemical environment inside the knee in ways that could help keep it working smoothly. 

Staying warm for outdoor running

I absolutely love running in all seasons. There is NO WAY that I will pack away my running shoes with my shorts and flip flops! 

10 Reasons why you should run with a group

10 Reasons why you should run with a group

How to Run Like a Girl

7 tips to prepare for the holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching. Are you ready?1) plan all your meals 2) eat out no more than 2 times per week 3) get lots of sleep 4) exercise daily 5) plan for all of your cheat meals 6) relieve your stress daily with meditation, yoga, exercise, massage, accupuncture 7) Stick to your grocery list and buy only what you need; avoid overeating. 8) eat healthy 90% of the time. 9) make a decision to maintain a healthy weight and do it! 10) spend MOST of your time with freinds and family that will not sabotage you by over-eating, exposure to bad or unhealthy food or habits.

3 Simple Ways To Meditate While You're Running

The research is in, and there's no doubt about it: Running and meditation are really, really good for you. I'm not just talking about physical benefits, although those are definitely there. Running torches calories and may help you live longer, and meditation can get rid of headaches, and its stress-busting benefits are great for heart health. 

You Got Chicked! Savageman 70.0

The actual story starts a while back, when I decided to participate in a shorter race distance than an Ironman. Something with a punch would be a good change of pace.I thought it would be a super idea to get the “brick” (more on that in a bit) and race the Savageman 70.0 in Deep Creek Lake, MD on September 18, 2016.

L.I.F.E - all you have to do is show up

L.I.F.E - all you have to do is show up L - live in the moment I - invest in interesting things F - focus on yourself E - enjoy the things you do At times life seems to get in the way. Menopause sure gets in my way sometimes.

Yaktrax and Running in the Snow

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } This year's Snowzilla, aka the Blizzard of 2016, dumped around 2 feet of snow in and around Washington, DC. Traffic came to a virtual stand still for several days, as neighborhoods took days to get plowed.