Race Report: 2017 Beat the Blerch 10K

Been a while. Let's see if I remember how to do this! Yesterday, I participated in my first race in almost two years. The race is part of a series called Beat the Blerch based on a comic by The Oatmeal, a/k/a Matthew Inman. Even if you don't enjoy running, the comic is really funny and you... Continue Reading →

I was promised bagpipes. And there were bagpipes. Everything else was icing. Speaking of icing, when I set out for Holyrood Park this morning at my usual brisk warm-up walking pace, I slipped and fell. It wasn't a bad fall, although a passer-by stopped long enough to tell me that I should be walking in... Continue Reading →

Race Report: 2013 Edinburgh Marathon Festival 10K

The 2013 Edinburgh Marathon Festival 10K last Saturday was not only my first 10K race but my first time racing with a friend. It turned out to be just as fun as I hoped it would be, and I am so grateful for the experience. The day before, I rested, hydrated, and ate well. Gingiber... Continue Reading →

On my way to 10K.

Tonight's slippery 6K run ended my third week of 10K training. It wasn't a fast run, and it certainly wasn't comfortable, with those giant, wet snowflakes sliding down my collar and up my sleeves, but it did the job. So now I am one-quarter of the way to being ready for my first 10K race,... Continue Reading →

2013 Bupa Great Winter Run Race Report

Today I ran my second 5K race! I didn't think it was possible, but I am even more excited about running now than I was last time. Last night, I wasn't worried about the race because I knew mostly what to expect. I was a bit concerned about my health; my stomach and head have... Continue Reading →

Day 311 of Project 365: I Am a Number

My race pack arrived today. Every time I think about the race, my stomach goes a little crazy, so I am trying not to think about it too much. Eight days to go! gratitude: generous friends exceeding my race fundraising goal · fruited teacakes slathered with Marmite · cuddling up with a writing deadline for... Continue Reading →

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