Tag: running

2017 Santa Shuffle Race Recap

2017 Santa Shuffle Race Recap

I’m not a huge fan of large short distance races, especially if I’m going to be pushing the stroller in a crowd.  But my daughter started talking very excitedly about the race with all the Santas she had done the year before (see picture below).  […]

Thanksgiving Weekly Wrap Up

Thanksgiving Weekly Wrap Up

Because of the the 4 day weekend, this was a HUGE volume week for me.  Next week will be mostly focused on my CQE exam, so I probably won’t be getting anywhere near this kind of mileage.  It was fun while it lasted. Memorable moments […]

Fishercats Thanksgiving 5k – Race Report

Fishercats Thanksgiving 5k – Race Report

I wasn’t going to pay money for a Turkey Trot this year.  People from my running group always organize a great event and I wanted to join in.  Then I changed my mind.  My daughter wanted to run the Santa Claus Shuffle and I wanted […]

Happy (American) Thanksgiving (TOL #10)

Happy (American) Thanksgiving (TOL #10)

It’s American Thanksgiving today (Canadian Thanksgiving is rightfully in October).  I’m up at my in-laws house eating a traditional Thanksgiving Meal and studying for my Certified Quality Engineer exam.  I figured I would take a quick break to write up a Thinking Out Loud Thursday […]

Black Friday Deals 2018 – Fitness in New England

Black Friday Deals 2018 – Fitness in New England

I feel like I’ve been getting Black Friday emails since last Friday.  With so many great deals on local running races I figured I would try to compile them in a post.  Please comment below if you know of something I should add to the […]

It doesn’t just heal on it’s own

It doesn’t just heal on it’s own

Don’t Forget to enter my Crazy Compression Giveaway (ends December 4th) When I was a teenager and young adult, I was a very competitive athlete.  So competitive, that when the doctor told me to take 6 weeks off to deal with a sprained shoulder I […]

I Am Still A Runner – Weekly RoundUp

I Am Still A Runner – Weekly RoundUp

This week was a little awesome.  This week made me realize backing off completely after failing to run a half marathon this fall was the right choice.  It sucked to basically feel trapped on the erg or not workout much at all, but this week’s […]

5 Ways to Workout When Traveling

5 Ways to Workout When Traveling

With the holidays approaching, many of us will be spending hours on planes, trains and automobiles to visit family and friends and spread some holiday cheer.  To try to keep a little fit, we will need to squeeze in workouts in between parties, and airports.  […]

I gave up on my marathon shoes (TOL #9)

I gave up on my marathon shoes (TOL #9)

Goodbye Marathon Shoes I finally gave up on my Big Sur Marathon Shoes.  Those shoes took me through 26.2 miles of amazing views and crazy hills on an injured ankle.  They took me through months of denial that my ankle was not getting better.  I’m […]

Got a Runner?  Here’s some gift ideas

Got a Runner? Here’s some gift ideas

It’s mid-November, it seems like Christmas is coming sooner and sooner every year.  Last weekend my kids went to see Santa for the first time of the season.  My 2.5 year old walked right up to Santa, said hi and politely declined to sit in […]