I’m not the first, and I won’t be the last, to have a rubbish race. A race you spend weeks training for, mile after mile you push yourself, and then the race is just a mess. How do you deal with that blow? First, it’s alright to be angry, upset, disappointed, frustrated, you name it! … Continue reading Rubbish Race Recovery
This is a tough post to write. As I sit here, I have a glass of wine (which I now regret as I’m realizing I’m still dehydrated) and am completely alone as I still want to just sit and cry in frustration… Saturday we arrived in Chicago and got to the marathon expo just before … Continue reading Chicago Marathon Recap
Greetings, Tribe! As many of you know, I teach private violin and viola lessons for a living. It is greatly rewarding, but also has its challenges. My biggest challenge is typically to motivate my students to practice. (Shocker). Over the years I have used various tactics, but lately I have found myself using running quotes … Continue reading Running and Music
Greetings, Tribe! For those of you who have taken a runcation, you know how hard it is to come home. First you have the tears in the airport, and the praying that all flights are cancelled to your hometown forever. As you board the plane you’re in denial that the runcation is actually over and … Continue reading Back home again in Indiana.
Greetings, Tribe! By now you all know that the “Thugs of the Forrest,” (aka Bears) changed our runcation plans completely. After the bitterness subsided, we slept, ate a lot of good burgers and craft beer, and then we got back out there. Partially because of the less rocky terrain and partially because it was a … Continue reading Runcation, Part 2
Greetings, Tribe!We survived the first half of our runcation! Our original plan was to leave first thing Sunday morning, but my partner in crime was summoned to work (remotely), so we got a later start. A much later start. My dear friend (and host home in Reno) Vanessa dropped us off at the base of … Continue reading Runcation, Part 1