Frustrated runner is frustrated

My marathon training is driving me completely bonkers. I am not even close to quitting this, and until this point I have avoided dwelling on the whole thing, feeling that putting my hazy thoughts into silent or uttered words would be feeding the beast that does not need an extra meal. At this point, however, I’m hoping that a…

Rules for a super slow-runner

Run slower. If that doesn’t work, try harder. Give up worrying about your stride rate, and carry along sunscreen to reapply. Get a running buddy, and converse. Maybe rethink the idea of going for a long run with your former rugby teammate, who played in the wing position, scored a lot and ran 7:30’s the last time she…

Because we can can can

So far, I’ve picked two for 2013. Around mid-September, I assessed the list of races I did/planned to do in 2012 and realized that it had hit ten. Nine of them were running races; the first of them was the American Birkebeiner classic ski race. As I did this math, I realized that I’d overcommitted…

Switching gears

As much as I do enjoy snow (indeed it is the reason I’m here in Minnesota, there, I said it), I love, love LOVE summer weekends. We just had another good one, even though it’s so hot and sticky that I’ve got prickly heat for the first time since I was about eight years old….

Ok, I’m in training

Since early April, I’ve been running with intention, but the three weekly runs have served mainly as respite from what the yoga teacher training did to my calendar, starting in February. This week, I did my long run on a Monday morning (rather than the sensible time, of a weekend day), so I figure I…

it’s finals week

A very ironic near-blunder: the day before our final exam for my teacher-training course, I found out that we need to show up two hours earlier than usual, that day. I came very close to realizing that nightmare that many of us continue to have, of oversleeping through/otherwise missing a very important test. I’m taking…