Running Scared

The marathon is about two weeks away and the thought of it has begun to give me a little rumbly in my tumbly.  I remember looking at the training schedule about 8 weeks ago and thinking time was on our side, but now it’s as if the last few weeks have flown by without anyContinue reading “Running Scared”

Making the Most of Your Treadmill Run

Honestly, who likes running on a treadmill?  If you say, “I do,” I swear to God I will punch you in the face.  Ok, I am too nice of a guy to ever do that but I would seriously think about it.  When Rachel and I first started running we did all of our runsContinue reading “Making the Most of Your Treadmill Run”

Things I Think I Think While Running

If you are wondering what a runner thinks about when he/she runs here are a few of the things that usually go through my mind. –          Should we go to Shipley’s after?  A chocolate doughnut does sound good. –          Is my ass chaffing?  Oh my God I hope my ass isn’t chaffing! –          Why didContinue reading “Things I Think I Think While Running”

The Unforgiving Ground

We did it!  We ran 10 miles on Saturday!  The weather, although ominous, never discouraged us from running.  We were determined to get our training back on track and test the limits of the tendonitis in my ankle.  The plan was to run slower than before and stop at 8 miles, especially if the painContinue reading “The Unforgiving Ground”

Inspiring the Uninspired

I have been thinking a lot about inspiration and why I really run. I don’t know if it’s because I love the fact that it keeps me healthy. I don’t know if it’s because when I run I am stress-free. I don’t know if it’s because every time I finish running I feel a senseContinue reading “Inspiring the Uninspired”

To iPod, or Not To iPod

The sounds of my harsh breaths are muffled by a small device attached to my shorts.  A wire runs up my back, appears at the top of my neckline and drapes around the back of my head.  The wires form into a headset that rests over my scalp with two small speakers pressed softly againstContinue reading “To iPod, or Not To iPod”

Running…We Meet Again

I finally did it…I finally ran again!  To say I was nervous to run for the first time in over a week is an understatement.  I was downright terrified.  It was not the run that scared me, but rather, how my ankle would respond to the run.  I had been told to only run tenContinue reading “Running…We Meet Again”

Fearing The Unknown

Today is the moment of truth for me.  It will decide whether I continue on my journey of running my first half marathon or if it will be derailed indefinitely.  The tendonitis in my right ankle has definitely relinquished its stronghold and I actually feel as though I can run, although I have not attemptedContinue reading “Fearing The Unknown”

How To Be A Real Runner

At what point can you consider yourself a real runner?  That is a question I have been pondering as of late.   Is it the moment they drape the medal around your neck after you have finished your first long distance run?  Is it the moment you run your first mile?  Is it the moment youContinue reading “How To Be A Real Runner”

Real Men Don’t Cry…But I Do

It’s funny that when this all begun I was scared I would never be able to finish a half marathon.  Now I am worried I will never be able to start.  I will admit that the pain has subsided slightly when I am not running.  The key words there are ‘not’ and ‘running.’  I wouldContinue reading “Real Men Don’t Cry…But I Do”