Iron Horse Half Marathon 2019 Race Review

By |2019-09-15T23:47:13+00:00August 28th, 2019|Race Reviews, races, running|

2019 Iron Horse Half Marathon Packet Pickup: There was a packet pick-up Friday and Saturday at Road Runner sports Seattle and Bellevue and day of pickup. You could pick up for you and a friend. You also got 20% off at Road Runner day of pick up if you're a VIP member. It was easy for you or a friend to get to one of the pick-up locations, or [...]

Craft Classic Half Marathon Race Review

By |2019-08-28T05:40:11+00:00July 29th, 2019|Race Reviews, races, running, Seattle|

2019 Craft Classic Half Marathon Packet Pickup: There was a packet pick-up Friday and Saturday at RoadRunner sports Seattle and Bellevue. There was also day of pickup. Your friends could pick up your packet for you. This was one of the best packet pick-up options I've seen. It was easy for you or a friend to get to one of the pick-up locations, or just show up early day [...]

Best bra for us bigger girls

By |2019-01-02T07:47:21+00:00September 5th, 2018|running, Running Gear, Sports Bras|

Big boobs like to move around when you run. They are squirrely, as in they will try to escape confinement. I personally am dealing with 38-40 DDD so I find myself trying to avoid black eyes and back strain. In return, I usually end up with chaffing that looks like road rash under my boobs. There is a good chance that some of my early long runs have left me [...]

Adidas Supernova Glide

By |2016-12-15T23:21:23+00:00April 4th, 2016|running, Shorts|

I had been running in Nikes for the last 2 years. In high school, it was always Asics. I found that the Asics had become almost a hard plastic with no flex in the sides so I switched to the Nikes. They have been reliably comfortable for a few years, but now they have these weird strings on the side. I like to be able to adjust the laces when [...]

Born to Run – book review

By |2016-12-15T23:21:23+00:00March 24th, 2016|Books, running|

Books about running really started to come out in the 70's alongside shoes for running.  Well, the first Nike came out in 1971 there were some running shoes from the 1950's, but I'm not going to count them. Runner's World came out in 1966, but meh 70's instead of 60's because it was less fringe after Nike and advertising. So recreational running has been around for a while. I ran [...]

Getting back on the horse

By |2016-12-15T23:34:10+00:00March 19th, 2016|running, Strength|

  Sometimes it happens. You stop running. You can just need a break from the routine or feel a little burnt out.   You may have regular life intrude on your best running plans. You can get sick or just not have the time. No matter what the reason you stopped running, at some point you will probably think about running again. At some point you may want/be able to [...]

Illness Recovery

By |2016-03-11T04:03:14+00:00March 11th, 2016|injury, running|

It happens sometimes, you get sick.  Sometimes you can run through it, sometimes you can't.  Typically if you can breathe OK you can probably run with a little cold or upset stomach. I prefer the treadmill when I'm not sure because it makes it easier to stop if you need to. I smoked a lot for a long time. While I quit smoking 10 years ago, I most likely did [...]

Active Recovery

By |2016-01-12T07:18:32+00:00January 12th, 2016|injury, running, training plans|

So if you are like me, the day after a long run is typically a rest day.  I take a rest day very, very seriously. If I can move only to go to the bathroom and kitchen for food/drinks, it is a good day.  At least this used to be my rest day. I recently started the Runners World streak challenge only I was sick when it was supposed to start. [...]

Heart Rate Monitors

By |2016-12-15T23:21:23+00:00December 13th, 2015|gps, running, Running Gear, training plans|

I read a lot of different books about training to run further, faster, and if possible easier. One of the types of training you can do is called heart rate training. If you run on a treadmill at the gym ever, you have probably seen that heart rate thing on the screen. Basically the idea is you train at a percentage of what your maximum heart rate should be. I'm [...]

Giving in to the run

By |2015-10-16T23:07:26+00:00October 16th, 2015|running, Strength|

When I run, it is usually a constant battle for at least the first 2-3 miles. The aches and pains from muscles, joints and maybe tendons scream for me to stop, go back to the bed/couch and take it easy.  My body in general revolts at the idea that I am doing this again, so soon after the last run.  I find that I mentally fight running probably even harder [...]