Just over ten days ago, I mentioned that my friend Erin had invited me to run 12 miles with her at a 10 something pace and that, much to my surprise and delight, I caught myself thinking that maybe I could actually do that. After one weekend of crazy weather, we finally managed to connect for the run this morning. Here’s how we did:
Monthly Archives: November 2013
Into the Microphone.
This morning, miracle of miracles, I managed to get myself to a 5:30 spin class. I hadn’t made that class since this summer because I haven’t had the pressure of Ironman training to get my butt in gear quite that early in the morning. I do get up at 5:10 to meet my friends to run at 5:50, but getting up at 4:40 to make a 5:30 spin class is a much bigger challenge mentally. Maybe because the alarm time begins with a 4? Anyway, I made it, and my instructor made it a sweet morning for me. Continue reading
My Running Brain.
Just now, I had a moment about my training that made me smile deeply. Continue reading
The Sun Came Out. Again.
As if often the case, I’m blown away by the difference in my mood between yesterday and today. Yesterday, I was a frenzied mess. I was anxious about so many things and unable to focus for much of the day. And today? Today, I feel peaceful. Continue reading
Calming The Nerves.
I’m having one of those days when there’s so much going on that I have to stop and write towards clearing my head or else I’ll dip my hands into this and that and the other thing but not actually get anything done.
I had a lovely weekend at a Jeanne Guy Gathering where time seemed to stand still and I was present in what we were doing and what I was writing. I slept well. I ate well. I enjoyed the company of an amazing group of women. I called Mom and one trusted other but otherwise kept myself huddled in the security of a safe circle of women who listen and don’t judge. It was incredible. And now, just 24 hours later, I’ve had a poor night’s sleep, and I’m a frenzied mess. How did this happen?
I think I know. Continue reading
Sweet Baby Girl.
Today was a life and death sort of day for this little one:
A Good, Cold Run.
I wore three layers, a hat and gloves, but I still felt a deep chill on my morning run today. My hands froze during the 30-something degree run, so much so that, after the run, I struggled with the zipper to get into the pocket of my outer layer that held my car key. I fumbled with getting the key into the car door, and I had to use two hands to turn the key in the ignition. Then at the gas station, I had a hard time punching in my zip code and selecting my fuel type. It was just darn cold.
But I ran, and I enjoyed it. Continue reading
Wednesday List #30 – 30 Good Things About Right Now
I’m feeling a new hopefulness these days. For a while now, I’ve felt like a shift was taking place. I’m in the thick of it right now. I’m realizing that good things are happening all around me. Today, I took some time to try to put a finger on the goodness I feel. Continue reading
Wicked Good Runs.
I did two incredibly fun runs this weekend. The first was the Dirt Trails & Pony Tails 5K in Austin. The second was a nearly 6-mile run with a friend in Ames, Iowa. Both runs affirmed for me how much I enjoy running these days. Continue reading
A Wish List.
I keep a spiral binder that I use to make notes to myself about things I need to do or information I need to keep at my fingertips. It contains my to do lists, packing lists, notes about hotel reservations and car reservations, and more. Today, I opened it up to make a packing list for my visit to Iowa this weekend, and I happened upon a list I apparently wrote back on August 18. I say apparently because I have zero recollection of writing this particular list. Continue reading