Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Calories In. Calories Out.

I loved this article from Runner's World today.  It was so simple.  In order to lose weight, look great and stay trim you need to burn more calories than you intake.  Done.  No gimmicky pills, no funky diets, no quick answers.  It's called hard work and eating right.  I love it.

I'm going for a run.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

2010 Races

Alright, I'm ready.  What are you running this year?

Tobacco Road Half Marathon

Dear North Carolinians (and any other interested parties ... ahem ... California runners):
Highly recommend the Tobacco Road Half Marathon.  Jonathan and I had a great time on this flat, fast course in gorgeous west Cary, North Carolina.  If you would like to join us next year, we'll definitely be there.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Need To & Want To

I was at yoga last week and our instructor said something (as I'm in the middle of a great sun salute a) that really hit me.

"Pay attention to when you want to stop," she said, "and when you need to stop."

While running, I find that 98% of the time when I'm feeling it, I want to stop. Does anyone else feel that way?  I'm not talking about that nagging injury or a pulled muscle or serious injury... it's so important to listen to you body and know when you need to stop, at the risk of injuring yourself.  I'm talking about when you're so tired, or having a rough day, or just plain don't want to, and you want to stop.

For me this little snippet has been seriously empowering.  A new mantra perhaps.  I've got a half marathon on Sunday and that is what I'll be asking myself when those miles get hard (and believe me, they will get hard).  Julia, do you need to stop?  Or do you just want to?  Mind or matter.  That's all there is to it.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Happy Birthday ... and a shameless plug.

julia wade photography

Today I turn 28. 28 years old. I feel like I have a lot of amazing running years left in me, right? I hear 30s are the best. So there you go. Happy Birthday, Julia.

And for my shameless plug, head over to my brand new photography website and blog, where I'm giving away a free session to anyone who lives in the lower 48. :)
Thanks for all the love and support on this blog.  I am so glad I have a space here where I can vent frustrations, share victories (CONGRATS KAYLYNN) and Love to Run.