Category: musings

planning and planning

See, I’m so excited about beginning running again that I can’t stop blogging about it. If only I were spending this time actually running instead of blogging about what I want to do when I start running again. Ha! But alas, it’s late late at night and there is no way I’d feel safe even at the gym let alone running at this hour. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

So, right now I’ve given much thought to my schedule and what I would like to take on as far as getting back into an exercise routine. And, confession: there is a workout video that I absolutely love.* So, I would really like to make that a regular occurrence as well. Given my schedule and knowing my habits, here is what I think will be most effective:

  • Monday: Workout video in AM.
  • Tuesday: Run in AM.
  • Wednesday: Workout video in PM.
  • Thursday: Run in AM.
  • Friday: Workout video in AM.
  • Saturday or Sunday: Long run.

And of course the OCD in me loves the mirroring of the schedule. Except for the long run, of course. Those darn long runs – always messing everything up! Now I just need to get a schedule posted in my tabs section for me to stick by and I’ll be set. (I say that like if it weren’t posted there that I wouldn’t stick to it. Which, now that I think about it, might have some truth to it and not be as funny as I originally thought.)

Nevertheless, a plan is progress. Now to putting it into action!
I’m lacing up my shoes (quite literally, because if I were using it as a cliche it’d be quite cheesy, yes? Yes.).

*More on this later.


oh, running

…how I miss thee so. Isn’t it funny how the best laid plans just, well, sometimes they just don’t work out? Let’s get things straight here: I certainly have run since my last post. But, if we’re being totally honest, not much. Especially in the last errrr… month. Or two. It’s quite sad, actually.

The post comes on the heels of some undeniable disappointment. Today was the day I should have been running the marathon half-marathon as a farewell to my beloved town of Gainesville. But, I didn’t run that race. And now I probably never will. The good news? There are plenty of other races out there to train for and get excited about!

But, the even better news? My running life is about to resurface. In another week and a half I will be free and clear and human again and actually have time to run and not feel guilty about it. That’s right. Running was making me feel guilty for not working. Pretty crazy, right?

Nevertheless, March 1st will be the start of a new venture for me. I do not have any goals yet in terms of races or plans as I have no idea where I am headed, but intend to run perhaps another half in the Fall, maybe two. And I am so excited about it! It’s been killing me especially with how beautiful this Florida weather has been…. in the 60s, low humidity… perfect, actually.

But until then…. I bid adieu. See you soon. xxox.


What? You mean you didn’t miss me? Well, I’m back all the same. Recently motivated sifting through my bin of race and running gear, I immediately began scheming just how exactly I am going to not only run but find time to blog about it. Admittedly, whenever I do some catching up on my running-related blogs I get all antsy to go for a run. Marvelous, isn’t it? How the joy of running can be contagious.

So, I realized, it is just that simple: make it a priority. It is my health, after all.

So, coming this week and next I have a whole slew of fun to talk about: a peek at what makes me go, an update on my runs, my race goals, and my training plan. It is quite the ambitious line-up.


Perhaps my running gear for my next race [sans goatee, of course]? Thoughts?

dear disney

Dear Disney,

The next time you are going to take photos of me running, could you consider making me look like and giving me a body like this first?


Or, if that’s just not going to happen…
would you at least consider something like this?


Or this?


See? I’m not even that picky. So, it wouldn’t be that hard for you to do. And really, it would work out for the both of us: I’d like the photos more. I might actually buy the photos. You would profit. Not so hard, right?

Much obliged,
One who sweats profusely when she runs

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Me: “I started a new blog on running.”
Mr. Shinsplint: “Oh really, why?”
Me: “You know, to document what I think, how I feel. To babble about running.”
Mr. Shinsplint: “And who are your readers going to be?”
Me: “Well I don’t really need readers – it’s for me – but maybe any one of the million other bloggers who blog about running.”
Mr. Shinsplint: “Wait, you’re telling me other people blog about running?”

Ha! The fact is: people blog about everything. I mean that: everything. Kind of scary, really.