A Hidden Benefit of Running

For the last year of my life, I’ve been nannying for a family that has, apparently, the same immune system type as I.  ‘Cuz we’ve been passing a nasty bug back and forth for months now.  This is not the first time it’s happened, either.  Thankfully, that job has ended, and now there’s hope we… Continue reading A Hidden Benefit of Running

Tools to Keep You Active

If you need a little motivation or help with goal setting, a simple and somewhat ambiguous (but useful and fun) goal you might set for yourself is to cross America virtually. Set up a simple and easy to maintain account with http://exercise.lbl.gov/ You can track your mileage there.  Log it every day or every so… Continue reading Tools to Keep You Active

Weekly Challenge #8–Run a 5k

It had been quite a while since I’d run any “real” distance (more than a mile), so it was time to amp it up.  It was March before I did a weekly challenge because of some personal things going on.  Which made me all the more determined to get back into it and do more… Continue reading Weekly Challenge #8–Run a 5k

Weekly Challenge #7–Run in the Freezing Cold!

Several weeks ago, when it was still only 20-something degrees, I challenged myself to go running in the freezing cold weather (and didn’t get to blog about it). So…I took that research and went out, wearing: extra running socks tights running pants hat gloves scarf Being a Florida girl running in the coldest month of… Continue reading Weekly Challenge #7–Run in the Freezing Cold!

Challenge #1–Do a Stair Run Workout This Week

It’s freezing cold in Chicago.  Yesterday, it was 19 degrees out, but felt like something like -5 with the crazy wind.  And right now as I sit in this coffee shop next door to my apartment, I see snow falling lightly outside.  That’s too cold for this Florida girl to go running outside, especially in… Continue reading Challenge #1–Do a Stair Run Workout This Week

Action Step #33–Reach “the other side of the country” by March 1

For a couple of years now, I have worked on the TransAmerica trail, virtually (I’m the black dot, barely in Idaho).  I would love to say I could complete by the end of the year, but realistically, it’s going to take at least a couple more months beyond that.  So, I’m aiming for a March… Continue reading Action Step #33–Reach “the other side of the country” by March 1