There are fingers on my toes!

Yes, I run in Vibram FiveFingers and I love them, but sometimes I feel like the less shoe there is, the more burden I carry. It's sometimes hard to remember how I tricked myself into buying such goofy shoes in the first place. This week I had to think back and actually remember that it … Continue reading There are fingers on my toes!

Saturdays aren’t for sleeping in

Saturday long runs are consistently my favorite part of the week. I look forward to them no matter where I am or how early I inevitably have to wake up. I used to run in the early afternoon on Saturdays, but as of late I've gotten used to being an early bird. I guess it … Continue reading Saturdays aren’t for sleeping in

Week 8: Recovery Makes Me Bored

Week 8 was a recovery week, and while I know this is built into my half marathon training for my benefit, I have to admit I've been bored. On one hand, it was nice to have because on Saturday after my long run I started getting sick. By Sunday I had full-blown nasal congestion and … Continue reading Week 8: Recovery Makes Me Bored

Long Run to End Week 7 & Ready for More

9.61. Week 7 has concluded and that means just over a month left until my half marathon. Today was supposed to be a 9 mile long run with the run club. To my happy surprise about half the group was running 9 today too. The beginning of the run was going slow, so once I … Continue reading Long Run to End Week 7 & Ready for More

Running: Finding Spaces & Defining Places

I have recently read a book by Yi-Fu Tuan for my Cultural Geography class titled Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience.  Our class discussion had me thinking a lot about how I define, explore, and experience space through my running.  The book covered the relationship of space and place in many ways, such as how … Continue reading Running: Finding Spaces & Defining Places

Final Run in Barbados: Saturday Long Run

I don't know what week of training I am in now but today was set for an 8 mile run. I have only run 8 miles (approximately) once before, and that was last May in Panama. Despite the pain and thus running setback I endured for weeks after, that was either my favorite or most … Continue reading Final Run in Barbados: Saturday Long Run

Thursday: Barbados Run #5 (Vacation’s almost over!)

On Thursday I went a similar route as Tuesday's run, and the route I had originally set out to do for last Saturday's long run. This took me gradually but struggling uphill into Royal Westmoreland Golf Course. I logged 4.3 miles and got some wonderful rash on my right leg that stung me periodically throughout … Continue reading Thursday: Barbados Run #5 (Vacation’s almost over!)

Tuesday: Barbados Run #4

Yesterday saw a half mile increase in the usual Tuesday run. As the half marathon training is progressing so is the mileage; Tuesdays are now for 3.5 mile runs. I hit the road again in the morning, after postponing my run for almost an hour because there was some intermittent down-pouring. The run itself was … Continue reading Tuesday: Barbados Run #4