First 5k of the Season


Today, I ran my first 5k of the season.  It was the New England Pediatric Care 5k .  It was a good run. Now that marathon season is over,  I want to focus on improving my 5k time.     When September arrives, I want to see the 5k finish line….under 36 minutes. By late fall,  I want to see improvements with longer distances.

So, this summer, I am going to work on teaching my body to run faster and not feel like I am going to croak as I increase my speed.  This has been my biggest running hurdle.  I am afraid to run fast.   In addition, I want to increase the length of time I can run without a walk break.    Hopefully by the fall, I can have a stronger running base, tougher lungs and be a quicker runner.

Practice and have patience.


I had a nice run. The weather was low 50’s and overcast.  During the run, I took a few  quick walk breaks  to allow my  body to be comfortable.   In the future….less walk breaks.

Proceeds …..serves children with complicated special needs



Last week I was in Florida for a vacation.

After the Boston Marathon, my husband and I visited our winter home in South Boca Raton Florida to unwind.   Being in a warmer climate was ideal,  because  I really  needed the warmth to recover from the  Boston Cold  Rainy  freezing  13 mile run.   After the  run,  I had a dry  annoying cough that lasted a few days.

Our whole vacation was literally spent just sitting.  Every day, we either sat by a pool, television set, plus a dining table to eat.









Love This Picture

797919_273225666_XLarge (1)I love this picture because it reminds me how far I come as a women . Running a marathon is a very emotional experience.  This year, I was not able to finish because of Mother Nature. Yet,  I am still very pleased with my effort.
Growing up I struggled with my confidence .  I was a special needs student and rode the “Short Bus” in my formative years. I was never a good student and repeated grade 2. I had trouble meeting friends and I was socially awkward and never belong to any peer group. I was not smart or popular.
My early challenges have given me the courage, spirit and enthusiasm to never give up. I have come along ways…I am truly a blessed runner, women, mother and wife. I am very pleased to be part of a wonderful loving caring supportive American Liver Foundation Running team.  I have met so many wonderful friends on this team . Love you all.
 To my spouse… Thank you for being so supportive.  Sorry ,that I kept you up half the night with my dry asthma cough.  If I run in the cold again,   I  promise to wear an eskimo running suit.  Even though , my asthma flared up after the race… was worth attempting to conquer Boston.  No rain, wind,   sleet was going to stop me from trying.

Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.

Today I completed 13 miles   ,,,,The full marathon would have been too much for me to handle.  ………..

It was very  rainy, cold, windy day. .My  worst running asthma nightmare.     Breathing in cold air : …..(  yuck  ….always makes me feel winded.


On the positive side, I am still a Bad-ass!

  1.  I was running to bring awareness to Liver Disease.  Great Cause!  

      2. Just getting out there and trying is worth a major  congratulations ….pat on the back. 

3  I was running to strengthen my lungs and overall health

4  I    am going to participate in  more races above 60 degrees…. SUMMER RUNNING!

5   I am still going to wear my celebration Marathon jacket …

6 I have  the courage, spirit and enthusiasm to never give up!     I have come a long way…… I am truly a blessed  runner and women!

6 Tomorrow I am going to Florida for a week

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Boston Marathon Time!

One more day until the Boston Marathon

I am ready to run the Boston Marathon.

I am hydrated and hopefully I have plenty of glycogen in my muscles for the big day.

I visited the allergist, received my shots and hopefully my asthma and allergies will remain in control on Monday.


It is going to rain…… I have my rain poncho, waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, gloves layers


My goals for race day

Finish strong

Finish around 6:45

Have fun

Week 13 Boston Marathon Training

The Boston Marathon is one week away.  I am running with the American Liver Foundation  Marathon Team . I am so excited.

My training went well. Most marathon training plans has a 3-week taper plan. As an asthmatic I need to have a more complete taper so my lungs can recover.  In the past two weeks I ran a few miles, rode a stationary fan bike a few times but mostly I just rested.  I do not want to risk any potential flare-ups come Marathon Monday.

I feel good and I am ready.

I also enjoyed celebrating Passover/ Easter with family and friends.   I hope everyone had a great holiday.