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Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

So I have been doing this running thing again for just over a year. I have come a LONG way! One year ago I could not run a quarter of a mile without stopping. Now, I can do a 5K with confidence. One year ago my blood pressure was on the ragged edge of needing […]

Continue reading Sometimes You Have to Step Back to Move Forward

After finishing a 5K in April I asked my son – who ran a 5K for the first time that day – what he thought. His response was, when can we do that again? Well, the answer was today. We ran to support the local SPCA chapter and while it was a little hot and […]

Continue reading 5K Number 2 Recap

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I saw this very inspirational running poster on Pinterest, but can not find the original source. Either way, I LOVE THIS!!  No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch! What a fantastic reminder that its not important how fast you run, how high you jump, or how long you […]

Continue reading Running Inspiration Poster

When I did my first 5K in 20 years on Easter weekend, my 14 year old son ran it, too. It was his first organized 5K race and he loved it. Within in minutes of me finishing (about 15 minutes after he did), he asked when could we do another race? We have been looking […]

Continue reading Countdown to my Next 5K

Two weeks before my 5K in April, I hurt something in my hip. I think I have just strained a tendon or group of muscles, but it hurts. I pushed through it to get my 5K done then took 10 days off. Last week I decided to test the waters and see how it felt. […]

Continue reading My Workout Plan – Week of May 16