Happiness

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On Tuesday, as I was huffing and puffing through the first 2 miles of my 6 mile stroller run, a thought kept running through my mind – I really wish I didn’t care so much about my pace.  My comfortable pace is a 10 minute mile, but I don’t want to run a 10 minute [...]

I can get through just one more

That is the phrase I repeated to myself today during my first attempt at Yasso 800s.  I had to do my Yasso 800s on the treadmill because I’m not stupid crazy brave enough to attempt them with the stroller and I won’t have a chance to go to the track alone.  Before taking my Yassos [...]

Embracing the treadmill

I once posted about the ridiculous lengths I went to for a run to avoid being stuck on the treadmill.  Lately, I’ve found myself willing getting on the treadmill for a variety of reasons – weather that isn’t conducive to stroller running, weather that doesn’t sound appealing to run in because I’m a wimp, or [...]

The problems of a running mom

The absolute biggest obstacle I face when it comes to my training: sleep. I never get a full night of sleep.  Zain will be 2 in just a couple weeks and he still does not regularly sleep through the night.  I accepted this fact for a long time because we chose not to do sleep [...]

Starting 2012 off on the right foot…

I have a lot of plans for 2012.  I’m going to run my 3rd marathon, my 4th, 5th and 6th half marathons and a mud run.  That’s all by the end of May.  I haven’t decided what to do with the rest of my year yet.  I have high hopes for my 3rd marathon and [...]

The lengths I go to in order to avoid the treadmill

I am very lucky to have a really nice treadmill located right in the comfort of my basement.  It has a hookup to play my iPhone/iPod through its speakers and there is a TV and DVD player in the room to keep me entertained.  Despite the distractions I can set up for myself, I have [...]

It takes a mile

When it’s cold outside, it takes me a mile, sometimes a mile and half to feel comfortable with the chill in the air.  I spend that first mile wondering if I dressed appropriately or if maybe I’d be better off going home and getting on the treadmill.  I know that the treadmill is not a [...]