This Week in Running – Sometimes, it’s just about surviving…

Ahoy hoy! It's Monday and it feels like it's Monday. I have a doctor's appointment today to check into a cough that I just can't shake. I'm hoping that I've been running at a low lung capacity and that once I get this fixed, I'll be FLYING. Let's quickly recap last week's marathon training, so …


Telling the world your goals… Yay or Nay?

I think setting goals is a big part of being a runner. Sometimes the goal is to not have a goal, but even that's a goal! Putting your self out there and telling people about them is something that not everyone wants to do. The accountability of letting others know what you're going for can be a useful tool in training right and giving your best, but it can also add to the pressure to create stress and anxiety that you otherwise may not have had to deal with. What do you think? Keep the goals to yourself or share them with others?

This Week in Running – Learning the true definition of hills

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I find myself sitting in a cozy chair with a cozy cup of coffee after a 7 mile run where my legs feel better after I'm done than they did before I started. I guess recovery miles or shake-outs are real after all. Hill: a natural elevation of the earth's surface, smaller than a mountain. an incline, especially in a road:This old jalopy won't make it up the next hill. an artificial heap, pile, or mound:a hill made by ants. a small mound of earth raised about a cultivated plant or a cluster of such plants. Above is what I found when I looked for the definition of the word "hill". When it comes to running, I don't think that any of these accurately portray the meaning. I'll try mine: The portion of a run where lungs burn, legs fatigue and goals die.