Preparing for Take-Off

Tomorrow I head to California for the Dumbo Double Dare to “fly” 19.3 miles. Although I have not done the best job training, I’m confident I will complete it and do fine. Especially after my run this morning. I went on an easy 30-minute run outside before work. I ran 2.41 miles in that amount…

Dumbo Double Dare Training: Week 17

Coming off a pretty decent week, I wanted to keep the momentum going. I started out on Monday with a short run. I had planned to do a 35-40 minute run, but my shoe was bothering my right foot, so I decided to stop after 20 minutes. My right knee was the one that hurt…

Dumbo Double Dare Training: Week 16

After the past two weeks of slacking, I knew I needed to turn things around. On Monday, that’s what I did. My week started off with a trip to the gym. I went to a different LA Fitness than I normally go to partly because I wanted to go to Old Navy and that’s near…

Dumbo Double Dare Training: Weeks 14 & 15

The gym misses me. My running shoes miss me. Nike+ misses me. It’s August, the month of the Disneyland Half Marathon and I have not gone for a single run. The last run I did was July 21st during Week 13 of my training program. So sad. What makes matters worse is, even though I…

Fighting the Urge to Quit

I recently came across an article in Shape called Eight Ways to Override the Urge to Quit. Since I’ve been off about my fitness lately, I figured I needed to read it. If you’re stuck in a rut like I am, then you need to read this too. If the first paragraph I was already thinking,…