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Month: November 2012

Trail Running Tips

Trail Running Tips

I started trail running 3 years ago on a whim to go on a “different” run. And I fell in love, even though I was painfully slow (Thanks to Big Peach Running Co, Marietta GA, for organizing Friday Morning Moms Run at the trails for my initiation). The first time I went back  to explore on my own, I was armed with a phone and pepper spray (Don’t Laugh. But I’m paranoid, better safe than sorry! And really most of the…

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Hug A Runner Day

Hug A Runner Day

Yesterday was National Hug-A-Runner Day. (Who came up with the idea, I wonder!) Great time to stock up on those hugs from my favorite runners. Pity my camera died at the start of the night 🙁 Andrea, who introduced me to Get Fit and encouraged me when I started running Coach Michael and I Kate aka ‘Princess Peach’ Lorraine of Run Wifey Run, my Chicago training partner! The incorrigible BJ and Coach David. And then my phone went kaput.  And…

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The 5:5:5 Challenge

The 5:5:5 Challenge

As runners we need some motivation to keep us going when we are in a rut, when we are injured, when we need to show some TLC to our body, or just for some variety. I started this 5:5:5 last year around the holiday season last year to keep me going strong through to my journey to New Orleans.  Very easy and self-explanatory. Takes about 10-15 minutes of your time every day. Here’s what you do 5 Sun Salutations every…

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Runner Swap

Runner Swap

(This is a month overdue post!) Katie of Katie Runs This had hosted a Halloween Runners Swap. And I got the absolutely most awesome package days before Halloween. Heidi, my swapper sent me a boatload of goodies in the most cutest packing (Unlike me, who sent her stuff a week after Halloween. Sorry. The PO and me are not the best of friends). Thanks Katie for organizing this and thank you Heidi for the great care package! I was bowled…

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Short/Medium Term Running Goals

Short/Medium Term Running Goals

After spelling my general goals for the next few months this wasn’t too long coming, was it? All I want to do is – Run at 12:30-13:00 instead of 13:00-13:30.  Physically, I know am very well capable of it, but running long and slow has made my body comfortable with running long and slow.At this point, it is matter of training mind over body because running long and slow has made my mind comfortable with running long and slow. I…

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