Posted in Depression, Mental Health, TWLOHA

My Rededication to Running – A shared post

Not something that I have written, but something that I wanted to share. It’s from the TWLOHA Blog.

Blog Header

I’ve stared at blank pages and screens for days. I’ve felt immobile and muted. I knew that if I wanted to write honestly I would have to get back to training. I had hopes that, by running, my lungs would gain the strength to carry my voice still muffled by that depression.

In subtle ebbs and flows, some thoughts came. And with familiar passes over retreaded paths I discovered that running was a fitting analogy for my relationship with my mental health.

Read more here

 

Posted in Racing

Back to College Park Parkrun

This weekend I decided to venture back to the College Park Parkrun and give myself another shot at at redemption in a 5k. The conditions today were much better than my first race. Instead of 26 degrees, today it was 42 degrees and sunny for the start. It was actually quite pleasant.

Start

My plan for the day was to start off a bit slower and then see how things progressed for the rest of the race. Last time, I ran the first half mile way to hard. This time I swore I would be smarter. Continue reading “Back to College Park Parkrun”

Posted in Life lessons, TWLOHA

Something Bigger Than Me

As I thought about racing this season, I kept asking myself “How I can I make this year about more than me?” and wondering how to use my racing to make a difference for others.

At first I wasn’t sure what to do, but a couple of weeks ago after a workout I was sitting on the ground in a puddle of sweat saying to myself: “That was hard,  I am so glad it’s over” and then I began to think about people with real struggles, struggles that never end. Continue reading “Something Bigger Than Me”

Posted in Racing, Training

2017 the year ahead

It is hard to believe that March is already half over, spring is just around the corner and that my race season begins in a couple of months.

So what will I be doing this year?

My races will once again be focused on Spartans, but I may try to get the fall Maryland Savage race on my schedule since I have a score to settle with Sawtooth and Wheel World from that race. I am also pondering a shot at a fall marathon if I feel good coming out of Killington. Continue reading “2017 the year ahead”

Posted in Racing, Uncategorized

5k Fun – Parkrun College park

So I wake up and look look at the temperature its a balmy 22 degrees and windy. So what is the best way to spend the morning? Stay in bed? Lounge around the house and drink coffee? Of course not. The best thing is to head a couple of miles up the road to our free weekly 5k, the College Park, Parkrun. Why pick today for my first race in 6 months? Continue reading “5k Fun – Parkrun College park”