So pretty much rock bottom in my running life happened last week. I was on my way up a long hill and nearly panicked when I looked up and saw how far I had to go. I felt like death. Still, with some encouragement, I pressed on. At the top I doubled over and nearly […]
In proving that MFP has a strange sense of humor, I found this catalog by the coffee pot this morning at 5 a.m. when I couldn’t bear to sleep another wink.
One of the hardest lessons I have learned as a runner is that the taper makes me sick. I train hard, I follow my training plans, I sweat through all of the tempo runs; and without fail, right before a race, I get sick. The only race before the Pasadena Marathon for which I was […]
When the youngest falls asleep in the middle of the afternoon, you know he’s not feeling well. Normally he jumps and spins and twirls around the house until glasses fall off of shelves and pictures hang sideways on the wall as they hold on for dear life. I know I’m not feeling well when I […]