February Runfessions

It’s my second favorite time of the month on my blogging calendar–time to bare our souls soles with our runfessions! Of course, my favorite time of the month is when Deborah and I host the Ultimate Coffee Date link up, which we hope you’ll come back for on March 4th.

Make sure you check out the other runfessions at the link up Marcia hosts, and since it’s Friday you can see what’s going on at the Friday Five 2.0 link up hosted at Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness.

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Wrapping Up My NYC Half Long Runs

A month from now I will be running (or will just have run!) my first half marathon in five years. In fact, it will have been almost exactly five years to the day since I ran the 2012 RNR USA Half Marathon. It seems too early to have completed all of my long training runs, but that’s what the NYC Half Training Plan I put together tells me. 

NYC Half Training Plan

As you can see, I’ve stayed pretty true to my plan. Even the adjustments I made were sort of planned for, since when I made the plan I knew I might alter the long runs scheduled around my business trip. Continue reading

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Five Frustrating Things

While I am an optimist at heart and usually have a positive outlook, I’m not immune to life’s little frustrations. From #bloggerprobs t0 #fitnessprobs to #firstworldprobs — last weekend I experienced them all.

Five Frustrating ThingsLuckily for me (see, I really am an optimist!) the theme for today’s Friday Five 2.0 link up hosted at Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness is fitness rants. So, here are five frustrating things that had me pulling my hair out last week. Continue reading

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Playing Running Tour Guide In Washington D.C.

Last week one of my on-line running friends was in town for a conference. Her hotel was conveniently located near the Mount Vernon Trail, and she didn’t mind getting up early to run, so I ditched my regularly scheduled training runs to play running tour guide in Washington D.C.

At first the weather forecast called for cold rain, but it ended up being cloudy and almost balmy–great weather for running around the monuments.

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Five Ways To Reduce Stress

I hinted at my stressful week last week in my Weekly Wrap post, where I shared the hotel gym workouts that got me through. In all honesty, it was more of a long and grueling week than a stressful week, because although I was working almost around the clock, I was working with colleagues I get along with and respect, and we all pulled together to get the job done. Still, when I got home, I treated myself to some self-care strategies with these five ways to reduce stress. 

Loving these items from the PopSugar MustHaveBox I was sent to review!

Five strategies? You know that means I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0!

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