Life

Struggling to find a balance

Yesterday was Krishna Janmashtami. The birthday of Lord Krishna. One of my favorite festivals with lots of childhood memories. The day before was my sweet 16 (miles). My first. The 16 miles left with me a great runners high on Saturday. But I was also in the lows Saturday night and Sunday morning. Not much…

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Upper Respiratory Infection

Not a pleasant thing to end up with 2 months away from one of the biggest days of my life. And school hasn’t even started yet!! I wasn’t feeling too good during the run last week (but boy am I relieved that the sucky run was mainly because I was on the verge of getting…

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My body protests

I woke up the day of the long run with a sore throat.I struggled a bit during the run, physically and a little mentally.Sunday, full blown head cold and body ache. Had to drag myself to a birthday party and I ended up with a headache with still half the day to go. My body…

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With Family or Alone?

Chicago will be my first Marathon. Being my first, it will be a special event for me. And of course I want to share my special event with the husband and kidlets.  What’s the big deal to think about then? Lodging in Chicago is super $$$$. If I travel alone, even though I will be…

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Things that scare me

There are some things (fitness related) that I am scared to do. Or out of my comfort zone. Or …I figure if I put it out there, I will be able to face it and know that I need to overcome it. Swimming in the Deep – Even a 6ft deep pool scares me.  Weight…

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The Best Compliment of them all

Ever since I’ve been consistently running, I’ve received a lot of compliments from people; even after I stopped worrying about weight loss and concentrated on just having fun. I got my best compliment today. I stepped into the house after a run – hair wild from the wind, sweat running down my face and stinking…