My 2015 Race Schedule

2014 held a light race schedule for me because of injuries and moving across the country. Sadly, I had to cancel my 2014 NYC marathon entry which was expensive but I have guaranteed entry for 2015 now. This year (Mungu akipenda) I’m looking forward to getting back to my marathon running self. May 2 – AmericanContinue reading “My 2015 Race Schedule”

Did yoga, running or both strain my sartorius muscle?

Over the last 4 months, I’ve gone from running tons and yoga only 2x a week to yoga everyday and running sporadically. Now that the Baha’i Fast is over, winter is fading and racing season is starting it’s time to log those miles. EXCEPT, I think I’ve injured/strained my sartorius muscle. During a 3 mile runContinue reading “Did yoga, running or both strain my sartorius muscle?”

Running through step-backs

It’s been awhile since I have written a blog entry – summer turned insane for me between work, travel, training for marathon #2 and life in general. It’s been a rough past 12 months but I am discovering my true self in the process and counting my blessings; I’m preparing for a life reset. The thingContinue reading “Running through step-backs”

Detox from exercise

Today is day 10 of the 19-day Baha’i Fast. No food or drink from sunrise to sunset means: dawn prayers and breakfasts with the hubby (and sometimes other friends), breaking fast in good cheer among loved ones, extra time for reflection and preparation for Naw Ruz (the new year – spring  equinox)….. however it also means noContinue reading “Detox from exercise”

Arizona’s Lost Dutchman 8k trail run

The hubby and I spent President’s day weekend in Arizona. Yay for sunshine and hot weather in February!! I was originally supposed to run the Lost Dutchman marathon but an injury deterred my training. So I changed my entry to the 8K trail run my husband was already signed up for. We spent Saturday afternoonContinue reading “Arizona’s Lost Dutchman 8k trail run”

Stronger hips for better running knees?

I’m still suffering from knee pain. I took 7 days off then tried a few slow/short runs. The first run was fine but a few days later my knee started hurting after 2 miles. So I’m doing another 7 days of no running. If that doesn’t work I’m going to see a specialist. As theContinue reading “Stronger hips for better running knees?”

A week of no running :(

I’m taking a week off from my marathon training. I’ve been slogging through discomfort on the left side of my body for weeks now. However, last weekend the pain continued even on my rest/yoga days….So no running for me. I’m not sure exactly when it happened but I’ve seemed to have injured my left knee. As my husband likesContinue reading “A week of no running :(“

Sometimes you need to just slow down and enjoy the view

It’s been hard to stick to my marathon training schedule these past 2 weeks. The hubby, dog and I have been traveling between Ithaca and Westchester, NY. Both places got quite a bit of snow and bouts of 0*F weather. To cope we used tons of gym guest passes and tried to brave the freezingContinue reading “Sometimes you need to just slow down and enjoy the view”