Six miles

I woke up this morning, pumped for my six mile run (longest run to date) and excited to experiment with my samples of fuel, and what do I hear?  Rolling thunder, wind and rain.  My initial response: Dang it, dang it, dang it!  Wind and rain, I’m comfortable with.  Rolling thunder and lightening, on the […]

A bit about running

Ah, running.  It’s becoming a rather consuming part of my life, but in a good way.  It seems every week I have something new to deal with running wise.  I’ve experimented with running apparel (moisture-wicking vs cotton), fuel for longer runs (gel, fizzy tabs, jelly beans, flat sodas or raw fruit), shoes (how much stability […]


I realized something tonight.  My running schedule was wrong.  Somehow, I managed to figure up my running schedule with the Triple Crown races on the wrong weekends.  Opps.  It’s fixed now, and here’s the updated and correct schedule.  I run my first official race this Saturday!  Wish me luck! Ani’s Running Schedule for the Derby […]

Getting addicted…

Last year when I first added running a mini marathon to my bucket list and told my husband of my intentions, he was thrilled.  He started giving me all sorts of fun tidbits and information about running, printing off training schedules, namely Couch to 5K and was nothing but encouraging.  I made my commitment to […]

Sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation is no stranger in my life.  I first became thoroughly acquainted with an extreme lack of sleep when I was in nursing school and had a breastfeeding newborn, and I haven’t become estranged from being sleep deprived yet.  Both of my children sleep soundly through the night, but I’m still sadly, very deprived of sleep.  […]

Hour 24

In less than half an hour from now, I will have been awake for 24 hours, just as I am virtually every Friday morning.  Ah, to be a night shift nurse.  This is one of those most unfortunate mornings that I desperately needed wind down with a small breakfast before bed.  What a strange concept. […]

St. Valentine’s Day

A very happy Valentine’s Day, readers! How much do you know about this holiday?  Do you know much about the origin?  I didn’t, and I was curious.  Oh, the power of google.  Here’s some tidbits! Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. […]