Resist the Resolution

My good pal Katie recently asked me if I had any New Year’s Resolutions. Back in the day, when I liked to torture and then punish myself, they were of the usual variety; starve to lose a few pounds and submit to a ridiculously intense exercise program. I think the last resolution I made was  …

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Dreams of Boston Danced in Her Head

It’s not a secret that I am a results-driven individual. Doing something for fun is all fine and dandy and I can play that way if I’m forced to. But when it comes down to it, I like to see results. Whether it’s organizing my filing cabinet or going for a run, I like to …

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Naked Running

Got your attention, didn't I?  Sorry,  I'm a big believer that running is a fully clothed sport and cannot advocate running sans apparel. Nope.  Today's topic is on the running blahs (you'll understand the headline in a minute).  As some of you know, I completed the ING NY Marathon in early November.   I took three …

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Cookies and Candy and Sweets. Oh My!

If you have struggles like I do this time of year, then you will appreciate and understand today's post.  My house is a veritable battlefield and the war is me versus Christmas treats. I have boxes of See's candy in the cupboard, a completed gingerbread house sitting on my counter, pumpkin bread in the refrigerator, …

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Feeling the Need for Speed

Fartleks, chase the rabbit, intervals, Yasso 800's are all terms used when doing speed work.   No matter what method you choose to incorporate into your training, the common denominator is this.  If you want to run faster, you have to train your legs, body and mind to run faster.  That is ultimately accomplished by (you …

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