Essential Oils, Exercise, Fitness, Running

Post-Race Lessons

One of the hardest things I found with training for this longer distance race was recovery.  After the long runs on Saturdays, I found a couple of things that are really helpful for me.  Continue reading “Post-Race Lessons”

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Exercise, Fitness, Running

I did it!

I did it!!  I finished my first 10k race!!

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I could have done this without the support of my running group.  While I do have good self discipline and self control, training for this run, I knew I needed the accountability of a group. Continue reading “I did it!”

Essential Oils, Exercise, Fitness, Running

Running Group Update

Hey there friends! So it’s been a crazy month / six weeks. Starting the new job, moving and joining the running group has made for a kind of ridiculous schedule. Thankfully though, things are starting to calm down and I’m settling into a new version of a normal schedule. Continue reading “Running Group Update”

Exercise, Fitness, Running

Training Group (& News!)

Once again friends I have to apologize for how long it has taken me to write again!  I had my first meeting with my running group last week, and it was great!  It was great to connect with a group of people all working toward the same goal.  The group is great – everyone is super nice, and I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone.  That first night, we went out for an easy-paced 2 mile run.  One thing I’m going to have to get used to is our coach has banned the use of headphones while we run together.  Now, in the past, I have not been one who talks while running, but according to my coach, that’s going to change!  She says that running is a social activity, and if you have headphones in, you can’t talk!  (Not to mention, it can be a safety issue when running on the road.) Continue reading “Training Group (& News!)”

Exercise, Fitness, Running

Running

So it’s been a couple weeks since I made my declaration to run a half marathon this year.  And I haven’t made too much progress toward that goal like I had said I was going to…

Then I got a very timely email from a local running store, Charm City Run, that was advertising their training running groups.  One of these training groups was targeted for a 10k taking place on June 4th.  I figured this was perfect.  If I complete this 10k, then I can start the training for a half marathon I want to do in October. Continue reading “Running”