Oorah! Get Some!

Who’s running with the Marines in Oct?  Lucky me won the lottery! My 5th marathon.  Just realized each marathon I’ve run so far has been in a different state: Shamrock in VA Beach, Rock n Roll San Diego CA, Boston Marathon and New York Marathon.  And adding to my list, Marine Corps Marathon in DC! […]

The Lottery

I’ve been watching the Running Man since Friday the 13th when the lottery for the Marine Corps Marathon started.  5 days past and I’m still staring at the same Running Man.  I didn’t realize it was this difficult to even register for it.  Last year, my name was unexpectedly selected to run the NYC Marathon […]

Reframe and Reset

REFRAME definition: A way to change your perspective when overcome by a particular situation, therefore changing your experience of it.  Basically, an act to think positively when a roadblock is encountered Three weeks with ZERO mileage can wreak havoc in a runner’s mind, especially when scheduled for a half-marathon in late April (approx 8 weeks of […]

Sick Day

Me:  I’m not feeling very well today so I think it would be best if I take the day off. My boss(es):  If you take the day off, who would feed us, dress us, play with us….basically take care of everything we need and want!?… Me:  Guess you’re saying that’s a “No”? This was a conversation […]

Save a Heart

Valentine’s Day – what better way to spend the morning but to sit in a room with a comical instructor to learn how to administer CPR, use an AED and assist a choking victim.  Cardiac arrest is a serious matter, of course, but having an instructor to keep the subject lighthearted made it more enjoyable. […]