6 Months and 10 Pounds Later…

It’s time to get back into the swing of things with eating healthy and being good to my body through activity. It has been a long cold winter that’s been a big setback especially since I am signed up for the Spring Lake 5 miler in 32 days. Eeek! No worries though because a goal without…

Spring Lake 5

It's Sunday morning and a few minutes past 5am.  I remember that Spring Lake 5 registration had just started so I jump on my computer to sign up.  How exciting would it be to have a low bib number?  Isn't that all runner's goal when registering or maybe it's just me! Registration was a breeze…

Stop Being Afraid of What Could Go Wrong

I just went in to update my Race Times page and realized it's been a month since I've blogged.  Time flies when you're having fun I suppose! Just a quick update for my amazing followers.... Back in May I took a much deserved vacation to visit family in Miami.  I came back from vaca and…

My First 5 Mile Race and Guardian Angels

Every summer for the last 37 years Spring Lake, NJ has hosted one of Runner's Worlds top 100 races, The Spring Lake 5.  I can remember my mom doing it back when I was in college and she always asked me to do it with her but never thought I could so I blew it…

Summer Goals

  Last summer I decided to start running as a challenge to myself.  After a couple days, running became my therapy.  I would get up before sunrise, drive down to the beach, run a couple miles, take pics of the sun coming up over the ocean and think about how lucky I was to live here…

Daylight Savings Time = More Time To Run!

Like most people I have a love/hate relationship with daylight savings time.  In the fall when it’s time to “fall back” an hour I welcome the extra time but the lack of daylight is a downer.  It’s as if someone is telling us it’s time to hibernate for the next four months and eat comforting…

One Year

It has been one year since I decided to make a change in my life.  This time last year I was unahppy with how I was running my own life.  I had bad eating habits, I hadn't worked out in years and didnt' even want to be social because I felt bad about myself.  These…

Unmotivated and Feeling Plump

Having taken a break from my boot camp due to my stress fracture has left me unmotivated and feeling plump.  I remember being so bummed when the doctor told me to take a four week break.   Now  that two weeks have passed and running hasn't caused me any pain, I just don't want to go. Maybe…

My Purpose

Tonight I returned to boot camp class.  It is a high interval, multi-dimensional, cross training exercise program.  I haven't done the class since June and I was very nervous because I didn't know if I could do it again.  Luckily, I made out great and I think running had a huge part to do with it.…

I Kept Running

A few weeks ago I committed myself to running almost everyday.  I like to get up before work, drive down to the end of Spring Lake, take a photo of the sunrise, share it with Facebook and go.  30 blissful minutes of clearing my mind, pushing myself to go faster and longer every day.  I think…