5 for Friday: Limbo

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns OR rejoice because thorn bushes have roses             — Abraham Lincoln I have proclaimed more than a few times over the past month that I will be “Thinking Positive in 2017!” No matter what happens to me, I will remain positive this…

Lessons: Unforced Errors

If you are a coach or have coached, you are probably familiar with the term “unforced errors.” Every team, no matter the makeup, has mistakes that occur over the course of practice or games that are often due to many reasons (some include “a lack of mental focus” or simply “one choice over another”). These…

Going Nuun!

Got the following email earlier today! So there it is! I am an Nuun Hydration Ambassador. I am a regular user of their tablets and like the energy from them. Excited to see how this relationship works out in 2017!

5 for Friday: Enduring a Running Layoff

Bad attitudes will ruin your team           – Terry Bradshaw It has been quite a few days since my last post on the blog as I have been enjoying a sort of sabbatical from running and social media. The former due to my injured (and recovering) knee and the latter due…

Taking a Sabbatical 

UPDATE 1-12-17:  This downtime has been longer than expected as the prognosis was a sprained knee. Been doing a bunch of cross training. It admittedly getting antsy. One more week of rest and hopefully I am ready to go! I posted the following over at my Instagram account earlier today  I have an appointment tonight…

Tuesday Randoms: Potter wisdom

“The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed”  — Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban Over the past few months, I have feen listening to the audio books of the Harry Potter series – originally so that I could find out…

Happy New Year!

It was an incomplete year of running for me as I missed my running goal but 2017 will be a new start for me and for everyone who has set new goals. Good luck to Everyone and Happy New Year! Thank you for reading my notes, worries, concerns and triumphs this year! Hopefully I can…

Run Pics of the Week

Grasp the subject, the words will follow                                   – Cato the Elder Well, heading into today I did not think I would be able to run given the snow and ice that is all over the place locally…wrong! Got…

Dangerous Games with Cookies and Snacks!

The holidays are a time of joy for most as presents are shared among friends and family, cookies are munched on, pies are cut and scooped and drinks are bountiful. It is a time of parties and events that occur on an almost daily basis (I have had 6 this year). They are of the…

2017 in 2017…a very tall task

Short and sweet post today for you.  This showed up on my Facebook page today It has been showing up everywhere in the running world, many posts from those in the Virtual race world where you basically pay for a medal by running a given distance. To me these virtual races are just not real….

Monday Musings: Break Throughs and I will not be broken

A few weeks back, I came across a note that was “exciting” to me. It concerned the discovery that doctors were closing in on a new treatment that shuts “off” the body’s defense systems. These defense systems are normally a good thing for normally functioning human body. Heck, our defense systems keep us from getting…

6 for Saturday: What my coach has taught me.

So let’s start with tha obvious…what is with the title change? What happened to my 5 for Friday daily dose? Lately the 5 for Friday posts have not been posted on Friday and have come later. So this week we mix it up! Ok, with that out of the way, Lets move on! So, This…