Over the last several days, I've had some pain in the bottom part of my foot, right in the arch area. It hurts when I walk, but it's kind of inconsistent, so I'm not really concerned yet. However, I am resting as much as possible and not doing... Read more
Back to normal, healthy routine today
This past week was a crazy week. After running 7 miles the previous Sunday, the following week sucked as far as getting any kind of running or other exercise in. Then my husband and I left for Ohio (an 8-hour drive) to attend his niece's weddi... Read more
Yesterday I accomplished something that was a HUGE milestone for me: I ran 7 miles!
Last year, I signed up to do a 7-mile race that would take place in July. I signed up early (March or April?) and made it my goal in the upcoming months to... Read more
We all inspire each other!
Since I became vegan four years ago and started my running journey, two of my friends have become vegan because they saw what it did for me and they wanted to do the same. Several friends have commented that my running journey inspires them to ... Read more
As I wrote the other day, my plans to run a half-marathon in May have changed. I've had a couple of delays which have put a wrench in my training program so I'm not going to be ready for the May 4th half-marathon I had planned on.
But it's... Read more
Change of plans
I was sick over the weekend. At first I thought it was my allergies acting up, but over the last several days I've had a horrible cough and congestion. I spent the day yesterday in my jammies, resting and staring longingly out the window at th... Read more
Fall, get up, keep going!
Yesterday was a gorgeous day! It was sunny and in the 40's. Signs of spring have finally arrived! The snow is melting, and although things are still a wet, muddy mess in a lot of areas, things are improving. All day yesterday at work I looke... Read more
Week 5 of half-marathon training
I'm doing Week 5 of my half-marathon training. Because I fell behind during the recovery of my concussion, I skipped Weeks 2 and 4. Week 2 consisted of a 5-mile run, which I've done several times before, and week 4 was supposed to be a recover... Read more
I ran a 10K!
Yesterday was week 3 of my half-marathon training program. I was supposed to run 6 miles. Since this was the first week back to running since I took a couple of weeks off due to my concussion, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to do 6 miles. I fig... Read more
Running again and creating a web page
The headaches from the concussion I sustained almost two weeks ago are completely gone. Not running these last couple of weeks have been horrible. Running is my stress reliever. Running is my exercise. Running is......well, it's such a huge ... Read more
Half-marathon training temporarily delayed...
Last Thursday while walking to the van for work, I slipped on a patch of ice and got a nasty blow to the head! I ended up in the ER with a mild concussion, and for a couple of days had some nasty dizziness and head pain. The dizziness has gott... Read more
Day 5 of Half-Marathon Training
Last night I needed to run 3 miles. I got on the treadmill and about 2 minutes into the run, I just wasn't feeling it. My stomach was bothering me and my legs felt heavy and weak. What the hell? About 5 more minutes into the run, thinking th... Read more
Day 4 of Half-Marathon Training
Day 4 was a rest/cross-train day. I was scheduled to go to a parent-teacher conference after work, and so I thought I would have a rest day, but the conference was cancelled and so I ended up doing a Zumba workout. I love doing Zumba! I love ... Read more
Day 3 of Half-Marathon Training
Day 3 consisted of running 3 miles. Now that I'm able to run 3 miles on a regular basis, I've started focusing on my time. My goal for the half-marathon is to FINISH. Period. I'm not going to worry about my time or how slow I go. FINISHING ... Read more
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Day 2 - Half-marathon training
Day 2 of the No Meat Athlete half-marathon training program consisted of running two miles. I can remember when running two miles was a huge accomplishment for me; now it's my "easy" run!
It is a chore running two miles on the treadmill, h... Read more