5 Miles

Wow, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it. Between the heat and my shins hurting I nearly gave up at 4. Finally, my stubborn tendencies are useful. This was the first really warm run . I’ve done. The predicted high today is 85. I started around 9 am so I...

AIDS Marathon Training Meeting

I feel like my training is back on track.  It’s a good thing too because if I hadn’t had a couple good runs this week, the horror stories about dehydration and over training at the Orientation Meeting would have really freaked me out. The two program reps...

4 Miles

Long run on Capital Hill – I ran from the house up to Lincoln Park, to the Capital, down the mall the the Air & Space Museum and back.  The walk – run intervals suggested by the training program are really helpful.  I didn’t feel wiped out at the...

End of March

I lost a bunch of training time this month.  We had a great vacation. The picture is of me and Mac at Topeka Canyon. Because I am the photographer, I am in almost none of the photos. I ran twice in LA.  We did a lot of walking, I stretched a lot and did two short yoga...

Cross Training

This week was all about cross training.¬† I swam, biked, worked out on the elliptical trainer and went to yoga class.¬† I am missing my long run this weekend because we are flying to California for vacation.¬† I’ll try to get a couple runs in while we are...

3.26 Miles

First long run since I signed up for the marathon.  Since I was visiting Mom & Dad for the weekend I ran the trail behind their house.  The rough and hilly terrain made for very slow going and was tough on my ankles.  Capital Hills flat sidewalks are cake...

Signed Up

I attended the AIDS Marathon recruitment meeting this evening.  I’m probably crazy, but I signed up.  The director of the program was there and he didn’t run a marathon until he was 40 – he didn’t even run until then.  At least I run already. ...