My attempt to keep weight gain at bay while not running

I'll be spending plenty of time in the pain cave while laid off

There are so many things to miss about running when you're injured and I'd be lying if I said knowing that I'm burning fat and calories while out there isn't one of them. I have felt good about my body since shedding some unwanted fat via MAF training, so it's only natural that I don't want to put it back on while on the DL. I think it's … [Read more...]

How to stay off the DL

Compression wear is all good and well, but it won't be the thing that keeps you from getting injured.

I hesitate to write this post, because, of course, as soon as it goes out, I'll get injured! But a few knocks on wood and here we go. No runner wants to be injured. In fact, I'd say there are few things more miserable than an injured runner. I'm a pretty big believer that injuries don't just "happen," and that there are quite a few … [Read more...]

Five for Friday

No crown? Yes!

1. About that crown--it didn't happen! I went in to the dentist yesterday and we started chatting about why it had taken me so long from recommended treatment to actual treatment. She commented that most people wouldn't be able to deal withe the pain for that long and asked how much pain I was in. Well, not much, to be honest, and the … [Read more...]

What’s your forte?

I did speedwork on the track today for the second time this season. I love/hate the track--nothing makes you faster, in my opinion, but man does it hurt!We did a ladder set, which means our first and last intervals were my all-time least favorite--quarters. To run strong quarters, you have to move those feet fast. This plays directly to … [Read more...]

Mastering master’s

As I've pointed out before, I run with a great group of gals. With the exception of one or two, all of these speedy ladies are in their forties, and a couple have even crossed over the 50 line. I've learned so much from them, both from a personal standpoint and an athletic standpoint. These ladies are wise!One of the things I have learned … [Read more...]