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
Greetings, Tribe! It was one week ago that I was sitting in my living room, having tea with a friend, and a loud boom and a bright flash of light shook the house, knocked over a patio chair and blew the power out. The next hour would be a whirlwind of us evacuating the house … Continue reading Runner Interrupted
Greetings, Tribe! Yesterday was the Fourth of July and as is our tradition, we ran the Firecracker 6 in Downtown Indianapolis. This is probably the highlight race of my summer. It’s well run (haha see what I did there?), small but not too small, and a great field and course that isn’t daunting but can … Continue reading Running Free
Greetings, Tribe! Week 17 of training didn’t go as planned. At all. I took the entire week off from running. A horrifying thought, but after consulting all of my running friends I was convinced that I should take time now to rest instead of later when the problem became worse. Instead of sitting on the … Continue reading Going Slow So That I Can Go Fast