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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring has sprung...almost

With the first day of spring upon us -- along with another forecast of a few inches of snow...its a good time to revisit my training progress. 

While one more day on the treadmill won't kill me...enough is enough, right?

To break up the monotony I've taken to the exercise bike for a few miles. This has not only given my legs a rest from running ...but also allowed me to not be as tired; especially since I've been doing so much shoveling. I can only hope that after today's winter storm forecast, that we can look forward to warm, spring weather. 

Now-I just need to pick a race this spring and sign-up! Perhaps a 10 miler or half-marathon should be in order?!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

You know it's been a while since you've run when...

Despite the forecast for more winter weather and a little bit of a snow squall this morning, I decided to get myself outside for a change. With all the snow and cold weather in the Northeast, it's not been easy to get outdoors -- especially when the roads haven't been cleared to run on.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Continuing New Year's resolutions

Most people abandon their new year resolutions by February...and some never make it out of January.

So as we turn the corner from February into March, I thought I would get myself back on track with my 2015 training. While the flu and illness sidelined me for a few weeks over the last month, I'm still angling toward a half marathon in the first part of this year...And my stretch goal is to complete 2 or a half and a full marathon this year.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Reinventing my on-going FitBit challenge

A few months ago I posted the number of steps I had taken through our corporate FitBit challenge. My goal was to hit 1 million steps - in less than a month. That would prove to be an aggressive task, given it would be over the holidays and during the winter.

On December 31st, I checked my progress.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year and keep running

There's nothing quite like getting up and starting the year off with a great run.

New Year's Eve brought me to my second run streak challenge of the year.
And even though I didn't sign up for a race this year on New Year's Day, I am itching to find a race to keep up my running streak.

Through these running streaks, I've found that even being able to run 1 or 2 miles daily is tremendous mental break. And equally important, is the physical benefits of running daily have helped me to improve endurance and race times by almost a minute in the 5K during the course of my run streak. 

It started in April. When a one month challenge to run everyday during the course of the month, led to a steak of over 100 days. Then we started another challenge (Thanksgiving to New Years) in order to stay fit & active during the changing seasons.

So start your year with a run streak of at least 1 mile per day and see how much better you feel!
Happy New Year!