Running Pics of the Week

Ok week of running though I did not get out today (I had hoped to run before driving the kids to school today). Getting faster and stronger but tweaked my knee a bit and not feeling super strong this morning on it. Still blasting through the Harry Potter series and onto book 5. So far…

Living with Flare Ups

I have often commented on this blog about “Flare ups” and their effect they have on my running. One thing occurred to me today though as I hobbled through the lobby of my building after finishing up this mornings run – do the readers actually know what a “flare up” is? If you have Psoriatic…

TR: Learning from the Errors of the past

Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing lessons, goals and reviews of my running for this year and next via the 5 for Friday series (click here for the latest one). I find it is helpful to look back and identify what worked and what could have been done better. Nothing like self…

5 for Friday: My Running Goals for 2017

This is a continuation of my 5 for Fridays focusing on 2016 and today the outlook for 2017.  Attitude determines the altitude of life — Edwin Louis Cole 2017 is a mere 12 days away now and I am getting antsy. Why you ought ask? Well, at first I set my goal for Miles in…

Running Pics of the Week

It was a cold week of running so I did not take as many as I normally do but still managed a few. Here is this week’s best! Thank you for reading! BM

Testing out the Joints

When I was first diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis years ago, only after a year of tests (while enduring pain), I discovered that it was a rare disease that caused many conserable pain. I would go on Facebook message boards to find out what was working to beat back the disease (as well as what was…

Tuesday Musings: PsA and the Great Stress!

Yesterday morning, as I swept through about 4 inches of snow off my car, I realized that my Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) was flaring. My wrist hurt with each twist movement and my knees ached when I bent down after dropping the snow scraper. The general movements that most of us take for granted (myself included…

5 for Friday: Lessons Learned!

Continuing my year end wrap up of my running during 2016, today I present to you the improvements I can make going into 2017.  I like to believe they running always brings a lesson. Every time I venture out on a trail or a road, I learn something new. For example, last night, while venturing…

Adding an Old Friend to the Race Calendar…in Maine!

Yesterday I commented that I had added two races to my calendar for 2017. Yesterday, I shared with you the Newport Marathon. Today, I share with you an old friend…the Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon! I ran this half marathon back in the summer of 2015 – it was the first race that I truly…

Adding a Race to the Calendar…in Newport

Happy 2017! Ok, not yet but for me today I added two races to my 2017 running calendar. I will start with one today and the other tomorrow. The first one is the Newport Marathon. The race will be run staring at 7:30am on Saturday April 15th. The Newport Marathon is a scenic course (let’s…

5 for Friday: Winding down 2016

With the arrival of December, in my professional life (as opposed to my running life) the “Next year” outlooks begin to pour into my email box from people looking to share their opinion. These opinions cover tips such as corporate balance sheets, new technologies, the outlook for earnings snd how the Federal Reserve will behave…