Cooking as a Selfless Act
Every time Phil and I argue, I get my frustration with myself out in a few ways. Usually a good hug, a long workout and some quality time in the kitchen. Cooking for others is a selfless act. You are creating nourishment for their bodies… I love digging my hands into dough, carefully slicing fruits or veggies and giving him a reminder of my love and care for the coming days. Now...
I almost feel that a shower is wasted if I don’t stink first– Kristin Armstrong- Mile Markers
Get Up and GO!
P and I have been hitting out workouts like no one’s business this week. I am so proud of us! We knocked out a quick 4 miler this morning in a progressive workout. Mile 1- 8:28, 2-8:23, 3-8:06, 4-8:03. It felt good, but I’m thinking this morning runs should be 5 miles :). I can make my get ready for work routine 8 min faster… This weekend we will be doing this hill workout...
Instead, look at the types of workouts and moments within them that genuinely...– On setting goals: Walter Lockwood
Race Etiquette for Runners- From runbritain.com
As we gear up for the summer race season here are a few tips from runbritain.com regarding race etiquette. At the start area, line up in accordance with your expected finish time. At the bigger races they will often mark out areas for certain times such as sub 2.30, 3 hours to 3.30 and so on. It will make life easier for everyone if you stick with this. There’s nothing more frustrating for the...
My Dad Rules, Reflections from Today
Talking about the new Fiat, the man loves his family, golf and cars My father is a great man. I don’t mean great in the sense of so many other “awesome dad” stories, he is truly one of a kind. Downtown Santa Cruz in 1946 The youngest of 5 children, my father was born in 1946 to a family, which as far as I know, didn’t have a whole lot besides each other. I never knew my dad’s 3 sisters, his...
When it comes down to it, determination has a greater impact than giftedness– Kristin Armstrong Mile Markers: The 26.2 Most Important Reasons why Women Run
DISCLAIMER: I have now written this post 4x… seriously I hate technology sometimes. I know I’m saying a lot of what has already been said. I can’t even explain what running my first Ragnar was like, not in a way that truly conveys the way I feel it changed me as a runner and a person. I’ll do my best to leave a little piece of the memory here, though. Thursday night P and I met up...