I’m not a morning person, and it’s too hot later.
“You’re going to do what?” “Run a marathon.” “But… Why?” There are a bunch of ways I can answer that, but my usual response is, “To see if I can do it.”
I wrote this while sitting in Prospect Park after my first Couch to 5K workout. See, a few days ago, I couldn’t fall asleep and, for some reason, I decided to sign up for a 5K in October. I don’t make great decisions at 1:30 in the morning.
I guess I run now?
If you are anything like me, you allow your self esteem to be directly related to your self view. My self view is that I am totally out of shape, overweight, and need to get focused. My self esteem has been pretty low because of it. So I thought, “Hmmm, how do get my body […]
I ran my first race on Saturday, the Hot Chocolate 15k in Chicago. As I dragged myself out of bed at 6:30 in the morning, several hours earlier than my normal Saturday waking time, I swore if I had not shelled out a hefty fee, I would be on my way back to bed, and […]
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer made history by becoming the first woman to run the Boston marathon as a registered entrant. In previous years, women had run the race unofficially, presumably following the course without earning the same recognition as their male counterparts. It took Switzer’s race entry to change this.
I’m writing this when I should be finishing up my final papers. Four more days, and I’ll officially be done with my first year of grad school and will be facing more than three months of relative emptiness. How ever will I cope?
This is the first in a series I will be doing about fitness and exercise. First, the obligatory disclaimer: I am in no way a doctor, dietitian, personal trainer or what have you. Just a lazy woman with a gym membership. So, you know, consult a real doctor to make sure you’re healthy enough for […]
I was a runner. WAS a runner. I ran in high school, three seasons every year (cross country, winter track, spring track). In college, I didn’t run for my D-I school but I ran with a girl in my freshman dorm, and we’d talk about our high school boyfriends as we jogged the streets surrounding […]
We’re running a little behind today, and there’s only two of us, so it’ll be a light day. Hattie and I both have some tricks up our sleeve so grab some coffee and let’s get this Friday started.