Dog running problems.

Riley, my 50 pound mutt, likes to run with me.  She is a great partner, especially at night.  She has these yellow-ish eyes and a bark that would send any threatening people running. There are problems that go along when running with a dog.  She used to cross in front of me while running.  When she … Continue reading

My job is making me faster.

It has been a while since I posted. Here is what has happened with my running. Training for a half marathon. On my 8-mile run, my calf cramped up and it was never the same. This cramp was so bad that I limped. But, I rested, drank water, stretched and got back out there. Two-miles … Continue reading

Whose race am I running?

Training for my half-marathon is being hindered by my calf.  I hydrate, I eat bananas, I rest it, ice it, stretch it, massage it (and other connecting muscles), but after 2 miles yesterday it cramped up again.  Something else is wrong, I fear. This setback has got me thinking about whose race I am running.  … Continue reading

Welcome to funky town. Population: me.

I am in a funk.  The weather is depressing.  My job has been stressful the last few weeks.  I have let my running slide.  Down into oblivion. Ok, in reality the funk is not insurmountable.  It hasn’t even been a week yet.  Nonetheless, the idea of sitting in my sweats with tea and my afghan is … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day on Facebook

I conducted a non-scientific content analysis of Facebook on Valentine’s Day.  Watching the most popular social media outlet throughout the day led me to the following conclusions about Valentine’s Day on Facebook: The romantic post.  “Look at what my love did for me!  S/he is the best!  I love her/him!” This is followed by a … Continue reading


Management. Great post by a fellow blogger.  I needed to read that this morning. As my cold continues to hang on, the training feels insurmountable.  We did an interval workout yesterday (Yay for sunshine and a little melting of the snow/ice) that just about wiped my out.  But, I did it. The part of the … Continue reading

Here we go!

The “official” training begins.  And, I have a cold.  And, there is too much snow on the ground.  And, ….. And,….. And, …. I can come up with a lot of “Ands” when I need to.  But, I committed to this. And,…..I must train. So, here we go!

My tempo run and the ambulance on campus.

Tuesday, it was 60 degrees in central Ohio.  Friday it is supposed to be 19.  Ohio weather. My best running friend (BRF) and I had a tempo run scheduled.  It was perfect weather.  We work together at a community college and have a 1-mile loop around campus.  Our tempo run was broken into 1-mile segments. … Continue reading