Somnio shoe review and jacket giveaway

For those of us who wear shoes to run, finding the right pair can be a challenge sometimes. A new type of running shoe aims to fix that. Somnio has designed running shoes that can be custom-made to the runners’ needs. The company offered me a chance to try that approach and I want to share that experience with you. Getting a pair of Somnio’s […]

Training, just training

I mentioned after my last race that I was a bit burned out on the racing front and looking forward to getting back to some training. Well, that’s where I am right now and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Having a little race break has allowed me to increase some mileage, get back on the track consistently, and just be in a routine. It’s nice. […]

Big or small–what’s your pleasure?

I’m talking about race size here. Each year I do a wide variety of races in terms of distance, size, terrain, etc. I like them all for a different reasons, but lately I’ve been thinking about race size and how much it affects my enjoyment of the event. As I see it, the cons to racing the monster events: Hassle factor–getting to these races is […]

Write the Future

Ok, so it’s not running, but…check out this motivating video from Nike: Write the Future Happy running! Related Posts:No Related Posts

Versatile blogger

AJH over at Age Groups Rock tagged me with the Versatile Blogger, which means I am supposed to reveal seven random things about myself. So, here goes: 1. I am a creature of habit to a fault2. I can’t garden worth a damn, which is one good reason I belong to a CSA (community supported agriculture)3. I grew up on a nice, natural lake in […]

Unhealthy America

So I’m about to wrap up my three-day excursion to Anaheim for a conference. Once again, I learned that sitting all day in sessions is exhausting and kills my body. I suppose putting in an early-morning run each day didn’t help–just set me up to be stiff–but I wouldn’t have missed that part of my day. Apparently, though, the majority of America is quite content […]

What’s wrong with this picture?

Lots of things, that’s what! I’m here in Anaheim, right down the road from Disneyland. Without my kids. Not only that, but I’m close to the beaches, and close to the mountains, but can’t get to them. I’m here to cover a conference for my biggest client, which means I’ll be spending most of my waking hours sitting in boring riveting sessions. I chose not […]

Good news for marathoners

If I had a dime for every time a non-runner asked me/told me about how running was going to be the ruin of my body someday, well, Bill Gates would have nothing on me. I’m sure you know of what I speak. So here’s a new study that we can throw back at the naysayers when they chastise us: running marathons halts cellular “suicide.” Who […]

What we won’t do…

To keep running. I’ve mentioned in past posts that I’ve been dealing with plantar fasciitis in my “good” foot, the one that hasn’t had it before. Well lately it’s been getting a bit too fired up for my comfort level, so I’ve decided to do something about it. No, I don’t mean rest it! Why, that would be too logical. I’m a runner, after all, […]

Running Chics giveaway winner!

Wow–you guys have been chatty lately, as well as ready to win some prizes! I love it–please keep it coming. Again, I hope nobody is put off by my commentary on the Boston qualifying times. I’m just calling it like I see it from where I sit. For the record–I work my butt off to nail the best times I can in a marathon, as […]