I started the race a little worried. My knee had been sore for a few days, and I was concerned about durability. The adrenaline started pumping early, and I was feeling pretty good while waiting to toe the line. I got started and everything was great. My legs felt good and I thought “I got […]
My first big trail run and I am hooked
WOW! This update is a little late but so worth it. Just before my first 10K, I came across a posting for a trail run at Providence Canyon, The Flatlanders Canyon Crash. I’d never done a 10k much less a 10k trail up and down a canyon, but something got me intrigued. I hit up […]
Your mind is your greatest enemy.
Some days I’m reminded that we really have to focus on being happy with where we are in our journey. We need to find joy in our achievements. I’ve made huge strides over the last couple of years. I’ve lost 100 pounds I can run 10+ miles without stopping I can run a mile in […]
My first 10k was a success.
After completing my first goal of running 6 – 5Ks, I’ve moved on to goal #2 6 10ks. I ran my first one this past weekend and it was excellent. I was super concerned about my time. I looked at last years results, and my fastest training time was still towards the low end of […]
What works? Work.
I’ve said it before. This is hard. When you boil it all down, the only thing that works is work. There’s no simple way to do lose weight. You have got to put in the work. I can say this, if you do the work, it will work. You’ve probably heard my mantra, “Eat less, […]
First 10k is on it’s way.
My first 10k comes up on Saturday (http://theangelshouse.org/run). I’m really nervous because it’s a pretty competitive 10k. My fastest practice run would still put me at the back of the pack. I don’t know that there’s really much more I can do about it now. I’ve done several practice runs and for the rest of the […]
Almost at my goal and I am terrified!
As of yesterday, I’m 6 pounds from my goal. When I saw that number on the scale, I felt something I wasn’t expecting. I felt uncontrollable fear. I thought losing the weight was the hard part. Now that the weight is gone, I think the real hard part is just getting started. I should be overjoyed. […]
I know you want it, but you’ve got to WANT it!
Everybody wants to get in shape. It’s just natural to want to be your best. The problem is it’s not easy. It takes work. Recently I’ve seen many people asking “How did you do it?, How do I get started? I can’t get motivated, what’s your motivation?” The truth is you have to WANT it. […]
Time for the repeat. Autumn Chase #2
I made it a full year as a runner! This is my first time doing the same race. The Autumn Chase was the first organized 5k I did in 2015, and I did it again this weekend. I didn’t set any land speed records, but I did cut 10 minutes off my time. It was […]
Goal hit. #6 is done
I hit my goal of doing 6 – 5k’s in 2016. The 6th was the Purple 5k. I signed up on a whim because the gang at Orange Theory was sponsoring it. I actually got 2nd place in my age group. It was a smaller 5k, but a great route. There was a big hill […]
You must be logged in to post a comment.