Congratulations! You’ve decided to take the exhilarating step toward completing your first (or fiftieth) half marathon at Disneyland. You won’t be disappointed. In keeping with Disney’s character, the event is ultra-organized and full of magic from mile 1 to mile 13! You’ll run thru California Adventure and Disneyland before sunrise and then thru the streets […]
When I hit the road running, I almost always wear this uniform: LEFT TO RIGHT: V-Neck FitDry Shirt by Nike (I’ve had this shirt for 6 1/2 years! Eek! Time to buy a new one!) Endurance Capri by Moving Comfort Gym Girl in Crush Pink by SkirtSports Wave Ascend Trail Running Shoes by Mizuno Wide Headband […]
Today, my 6-year-old and I ran 2 miles. Simultaneously, we helped send a girl in the developing world to school for two weeks. We didn’t fundraise or send in a check. We took our legs, our lungs, and our hearts – and hit the pavement. This is how it works. Download the Charity Miles app on your phone. […]
I ran my first 10K yesterday – my longest run ever! After kissing three little blonde heads, I walked out the front door into 44 degrees and glorious rays of sunlight. One foot in front of the other, I prayed and breathed with each step. If you’ve circled a 10K date on the calendar and […]
Tomorrow, my half-marathon plan says that I need to run five miles. It will be my longest run – ever. I’ll be wearing a Nike v-neck shirt, New Balance tennis shoes, and Moving Comfort Endurance Capris. These capris are super stretchable, ultra-comfortable, and fantastically flattering. They lift the butt and hold in your stomach. Plus, […]
“I always tell beginning runners: Train your brain first. It’s much more important than your heart or legs.” – Amby Burfoot The hardest part about exercising is not the beating of my heart, the sore muscles, the pounding of the pavement as it reverberates my bones. On the contrary, the hardest part is getting up, […]
“Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don’t think about them, I just do them. The decision has already been made.” – Patti Sue Plumer, U.S. Olympian “The luxurious ache of tired but not weary limbs.” – Michael Fairless “Run the first mile with your legs, the second mile with your mind, and the third mile with your […]
It’s true that I run 3-4 times a week (and I’ve competed in completed 2 5K‘s), but I also have a little athlete around that keeps me in tip-top condition. You should see her go. She’s a marathoner-in-training. Actually, forget the “in training” part. She puts in her 26+ miles without a flinch.