Posted in August 2013

THAT runner

THAT runner

My general rule is that if I’m running and whatever is bothering me is bothering me enough that I can’t run normally and am modifying my gait, it’s time to stop. This is because I’ve run through what I thought was some minor pain, only to discover that my compensating for that discomfort has lead … Continue reading

What you can do with your medal

What you can do with your medal

I finally did it. I was sitting around watching tv and looked down at my coffee table. I realized my Tiffany necklace from the 1/2 marathon in April was sitting in the exact same spot where I’d dropped it um, back in April. Yeah. So I packaged it up and over the weekend the necklace … Continue reading

Commitment

Commitment

Marathons are a commitment for me. I am not a fast runner, I don’t necessarily have the kind of job that lends itself to running in the morning (and sometimes it doesn’t lend itself to night time runs, either), and the mileage adds up for me. Especially now that I’m entering what I like to … Continue reading

Monday Morning

Monday Morning

In the world of running, if you’re getting ready for a race and following a specific training plan (or if you’re a responsible runner, even if you’re not necessarily doing either of those things) then you have cutback weeks. Weeks where the mileage goes down and you feel like you can catch your breath a … Continue reading

You want me to run where?

You want me to run where?

Imagine running through the woods… leaping over creeks, and rocks, having branches scratch at your legs and your arms, not knowing which direction to run… All the while hearing footsteps behind you but seeing no one in front of you and hearing faint, barbaric yells in distance. You hope you don’t get lost and trapped … Continue reading

I Love the Nightlife

I Love the Nightlife

Lately, with a full time job and marathon training I don’t have as much time to dedicate to my costuming craft as I did last summer when I came up with the tightrope walker from the Haunted Mansion. Plus, without easy access to either my sewing machine or a Joann’s, it’s not as easy to … Continue reading

Run Far, Think Deep

Run Far, Think Deep

In this installment of “Run far, think deep” I ask you: Long run or dance party? You be the judge. Everybody, rock your body. It’s all in the wrists on this one. Listen closely: It’s just a jump to the left. And then a step to the right. With your hands on your hips you … Continue reading

You know you’re with a runner…

You know you’re with a runner…

Runner’s plan: “I’m really going to make yoga a part of my training this time. I need to work on stretching and balance and I’m going to do it weekly and it’ll be great!” Runner’s reality: “I saw someone with a yoga mat while I was on my run today, that counts, right? And I … Continue reading

I Double Dumbo Dare You

I Double Dumbo Dare You

I can’t go to Disneyland, but just because I’m not there doesn’t mean I won’t be cheering for all the great runners who are there having a wonderful time while I’m at work. Imagine me at mile 12, just as you go behind Tower of Terror with this sign: