Surviving the Not-Longest Runs (and Becoming a Better Citizen & Coach)

The mileage is ticking up for Boston Marathon training. I’ve done 14, 15 and 16 miles in the past month. These runs feel epic by my baseline run standards (6-8 miles), but when you realize that the longest one of those is still comes up 10 miles short of a marathon, it’s kind of humbling. … More Surviving the Not-Longest Runs (and Becoming a Better Citizen & Coach)

Training (of a sort) in Joshua Tree, Laguna Beach, Palm Springs

Late December brought some serious downtime for me. Slightly inconvenient, since my Boston Marathon training was just getting going. But not to worry. No, I was not packing any worry on my trip to Southern California. Situations like that call for, and I counsel this frequently, Going with the Flow. Sometimes the best cross training … More Training (of a sort) in Joshua Tree, Laguna Beach, Palm Springs

Playing in the Rain

This week I’ve been taking my classes back outside after being in a warm and dry dance studio since November. It’s a welcome transition, but it takes a little fortitude. When we go inside to Velocity Dance Center in the late Fall, I welcome the change. It’s 64 degrees, the wood floors are glowing golden … More Playing in the Rain

On Friday We Shout

I’ve got a wee batch of folks to shout out this week. Laura Coffey, who has been hitting her weekly workout goals with stunning consistency in spite of the high-pressure media producing she does. Melinda Burrows, who worked out in two countries this week and is doing remarkably well showing up for 6am strength class … More On Friday We Shout