Showing posts from October, 2013

Sometimes the fastest way to to walk!

A few nights ago, I ran the fastest three miles of my life. I have been running on and off for the past five years. I started five Julys ago post-partum and determined to get down to a reasonable weight. One unexpected pregnancy and post-partum recovery, two major injuries and some stubborn baby weight (and yeah, weight from before the baby weight too) has made my "running career" a wild ride of ups and downs. When I started running, I used the Couch to 5K program in cheap running shoes. I didn't know then that they were too small for distance running to allow for the swelling of my feet. I also didn't know that wearing 100% cotton t-shirts were not the best way to go about keeping my body cool. I knew nothing about proper running hydration and fueling. Nothing about using salt for cramping or recovery. Nothing about how the right kind of socks and stride can make all the difference in the world. But I did learn fairly quickly about keeping track o

This Pilgrim's Progress

It's been over a month since my last blog post. And, it's too bad that I didn't put "blog more frequently" on my list of things I want to achieve during my year of "Fab4D" (I'm turning 40 soon!), because I am kicking some serious tail on this list. Hmm...maybe I should do that. Blog post with more frequency Well, that was easy. Anyhow, back to kicking may have caught my last post full of excitement about turning 40 at the end of October (this month!!) because I cannot wait to attack the list of adventures and milestones that I have planned for myself. And in fact, I was so excited, I already started. To refresh your memory (unless you want to go back and read the entire post ), here's the list: Take a reunion trip with my girls that I laughed and lived with in Belgium Create a logo with "Fab 4D" on it that I can put on stuff and wear it loud and proud -  In Process! Similarly create an Instagram