I want to be like Betty

Meet Betty. Betty is 70 years young and this weekend, she’ll be running the Umstead 100-mile race in North Carolina. Yes, you read that right–she’s 70 and running a 100-miler. I met Betty last weekend at the ChiRunning clinic I attended. Betty was one of the instructors who helped out and she amazed us all with her beautiful running form and energy to spare. I […]

Mostly Wordless Wednesday

I’m a bit annoyed at the fact that it’s almost April here in Maryland and I have to wear tights. Anyone else with me on this??? Related Posts:I’m ready…Character builderWhat I’m loving right nowMonday mixTrick of the (summer) trade

Seeking chi (and a winner)

Let’s start this off with the winner of my thank-you giveaway. Random.org chose number 116 out of 131, so the winner is ozone3. Send me an email with your contact info and I’ll get the package out to you! Now onto my continuing journey that is called running: There are lots of theories about how we should run. My old way of thinking was that […]

Good shirt/bad shirt(s)

So yes, I finally am the proud owner of one of these. I know I can’t do it justice like Chris K. or Kovas, but it’s all for a good cause. If you haven’t heard yet, EMZ is going to run 24 hours. On a treadmill. Insane? Yes. But for a great cause? Well worth it. Go to her site and open your wallets. While […]

Pearl Izumi gear review

Not long ago my favorite people over at Outside PR emailed me to ask if I’d like to try out some gear from Pearl Izumi. Didn’t have to think twice on that one! Coming from a triathlon background, I’ve always worn Pearl Izumi for cycling, but didn’t know they made running clothing too. They do, and they do it well. I had the chance to […]

Barefoot running rules to live by

I’m a complete neophyte at this barefooting stuff, as you all know. But after yesterday’s post, it seemed that you all had lots of questions about how to get started, so I thought I’d throw out the principles that I am following. I ran this past my friend and minimalist guru Dr. Mark Cucuzzella to make sure I am giving you solid information. I’m sure […]

I’ve crossed some line…

I think I’m becoming the neighborhood eccentric. Over the past several weeks, I recognize that perhaps I don’t come across as the sanest person on the block. For instance: I’m often seen walking the dog in my bare feet I am standing up at my desk instead of sitting (by the way, I really LOVE this little experiment) Several of my neighbors have seen the […]

Thank you giveaway

This has been an awesome week for me–I did a total of four runs, each of them started off barefoot. Two of those runs were with my son. Yes, I have a long way to go to get all my former fitness back. But right now, that’s ok. Right now every run is a treat–like opening up a present every time I step outside. It […]

Information Overload

Because I’m working on changing things up with my running form and the way I train, I’m reading everything I can get my hands on to get the information I need. I love reading and learning, but maybe I have too much information? I don’t know–there probably isn’t such a thing. But I have my work cut out for me. Right now on my reading […]

Of course I had to peek

With everyone looking up their Boston numbers, I had to at least see what corral I would have been in. I was a 12,000–towards the front of wave two. Would have been nice, but c’est la vie. I am completely ok with not being on the start line this year. Right now I am so thankful and joyful that I am running at all that […]