Prioritizing

And so it begins. I work in academia, but year round. I spend the summer getting ready for the beginning of the school year. And yet. Nothing gets me ready. I am keeping a running list of what I didn’t get done. It’s a long list. And that’s work. Personally I got things done, but…

Cranberry Sprint Tri–Race Report

Well, I did it. Here’s the race report–warts and all. On Saturday August 28 I did the Cranberry Sprint Triathlon. I started, and I finished. As this was my first tri, that was as far as my goals went, though I did want to try and come in under 2.5 hours. Still not sure of my time. (UPDATE,…

The Day After

Though I intended to write last week, the mixed emotions and nuttiness of work precluded that. A quick recap of the week. Monday I went to the doctors who did some moving, poking and prodding of my knees. Long story short, he told me to ice and take ibuprofen, and then reffered me for some…

T-6

I am scheduled to run my half marathon on Sunday, October 11. I am a physical and emotional wreck. Apparently, from what I've been told, this is normal. See, before you run a long race you cut down on your runs. It is called a taper. It is a time for rest and recovery in…

Who is that old broad?

Took a Chi Running class on Saturday. The thought was to learn a technique that will help alleviate injury possibilities. A good seminar, but again humbling. Not because of the Chi Running, but because of the technology. I was one of three students. The other two were guysone of whom ran a 5K in 18…

Running Lessons

The perfect storm that was this past spring (weight gain over the winter, lethargy and feeling a little blue) inspired me to try to run a half marathon. My ex-grad assistant Julie has become a marathonaholic, and was supportive and encouraging (as is her tendency) and suggested her running group, BostonFit. I signed up (something…