Run To Home Base

Best virtual run of the season.  Run to Home Base “Honoring our nation best”.   Veterans and All Military Branches …I am thankful for what they do.

Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. 

Also…….

My barbell classes are going great.  Strength training has been very good for me. 

On Wednesday, my daughter convinced me to take a Btone class with her.   The class is a combination of Pilates, Strength training and flexibility all done on some scary weird contraption called a  Btone former.  I was certainly stepping outside my comfort zone.  Prior to class, I was filled with fear.   My flexibility is lacking, my core is not strong, and I am not very coordinated.

 In the end, the class was just right, not too easy, not too hard. The teacher was very good and there was plenty of exercise modifications to keep me safe.  

     I would recommend trying Btone. 

 To sum it up, my daughter loves this class…. Me, …I will stick to Barbell Strength class.

Have a good week. 

Future races ….

Hopefully Live … Disney Star Wars 5k 10k and Half  

 Spring Summer Half Marathons 

 

Exercising during political season

I am not “book smart” or very educated academically, but what I do see is a unfriendly, rude discourse with people this political season. The political discourse in this country is disgusting.   The constant fighting about politics is hurting relationships. Republicans and Democrats are constantly insulting each other. I am conservative.

The greatest gift in life is love. Let’s all be more empathetic.

Show love care, affection..

No negative comments please…. I like you all and I don’t want to delete you.

 Ed and I 

We have been together for 26 years. Throughout the summer, we have been attending barbell strength classes together at Life Time fitness.  He has been helping me get stronger.  Strength equals improved running.

  Twice a week, Ed dedicates himself to my favorite class to make me happy.    Those days are Monday and Saturday . Love is good.  We argue but are best friends.

Staying Fit

Summer is flying by.  I have been strength training, running many miles, hanging with family and friends and enjoying life. 

2020 is a bit insane but I am making the most out of it. 

Thanks to my running groups …that encourage me to move …virtual races 

And the fitness instructors …that guide my strength training classes 

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.  The best is yet to come.

Keep Running

 

Boston Marathon…. I will see you next year……

The running of the 124th Boston Marathon April 19, 2021 will be amazing.

The Boston Marathon has been part of my life for almost 20 years. …  I am thankful for all the kind runners I have met, to being a runner on the Liver Marathon team and the many gifts that running has given me, from fitness to my self-worth.

My 26.2-mile journey from Hopkinton to Boston has been traveled in many different weather conditions.   I have run Boston in rainy, stormy, sunny, cloudy, cold, heat and windy conditions.

Sometimes, I was not able to complete my journey due to circumstances that are out of my control. For example, the year of the bombings, and the 2018 freezing rain storm.

On September 14th …I will run an amazing safe virtual race, whether it be a 5k, 10k or close to a Marathon.

#thankful #timetorun #whenlifegivesyoulemons

Time to run……

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More Virtual runs …to help me stay fit…

This week, I ran two Virtual runs.

Virtual Star Wars Run. The location of the race was held at the track. The weather was sunny and in the low 70’s.   (4 miles …in honor of May the 4th be with you. ) Star Wars characters were seen on the course.  This run benefits Soles4Souls . https://www.soles4souls.org/

 

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Run from Rona Run…. This run was organized by my Run Dopey Group.    It was a virtual fun run to help us beat the quarantine blues.  This run benefits the Kids at St. Jude Hospital.

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I am very fortunate to have a quiet neighborhood track to use. I like running on the track because it is very peaceful and I am able to escape all the Covid 19 talk.  I can spend a few hours with a couple of like-minded runners( social distance of-course)  and experience serenity which is difficult to do in a large crowd. The track has become my escape.

During these hard times,  I feel like I am  becoming a more efficient, and faster runner.

Boston Marathon…..I will be ready ….

When I’m not running….

I am Home Sweet Home..

I am grateful that I am quarantined with my spouse, daughter and dogs …

My emotional, mental and physical wellbeing is good.   Happy for all the good in my life.

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