Dopey Training going well!

I love Autumn!  Best time for running.

I am gradually increasing my mileage and my body is responding well!  I am so proud of myself.

My running training program has been very successful.  I follow the Jeff Galloway Program.

Monday 7 miles……Rebook Women 10k Boston   + 1 mile in the evening

Tuesday 17 miles! (SEVENTEEN)………My long run was done on the trails of Marblehead and Salem.  I kept it a nice and easy pace.   My mile splits were consistent all 17 miles.  My feet were sore but my energy was good due to good fueling.  I had two performance energy wafer bars and a combination of water/ Gatorade throughout the run

Wednesday 3 miles

Sunday   3 miles

Beautiful Fall

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Boston 10k for Women

To end the holiday weekend, I participated in the Reebok Boston 10k For Women. Women Power !   Approximately 4000  women !

The event was very organized, plenty of water stations and food.

I enjoyed running through Boston.  It is an out and back course. The race started on Charles Street near the Boston Common/Public Gardens and ran down Beacon Street, and then across the Massachusetts Ave Bridge. Mile three and four were on Memorial Drive along the Charles River. The last 2 miles were heading up Commonwealth Ave toward the Boston Common/Public Gardens where the finish line was located.

It was a great day. Low 60s partially sunny.


May you be sealed in the book of life (Yom Kippur) Running Blog ……


Last week, I ran a long run of 15 miles, 5.5 miles, 5k and 3 miles before Yom Kippur.  I am training for the Dopey Challenge in January.       The Disney’s Dopey Challenge is a race series that consists of four events: a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon on four consecutive morning culminating in 48.6 miles.  I am following the Galloway training program.

My endurance is improving and my body is getting used to the increased miles.  Overall, I feel good.

I need to focus on nutrition more.  I love eating; however, I need to add more protein to my diet and iron.  My doctor said my iron is a bit low.  (Females athletes who are perimenopause are at higher risk for iron deficiency due to menstruation.  So , I will pig out more on steak, burgers and peanut butter.


Monday, I rested to prepare for the holiest day of the Year, Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur is a day of atonement.

Should I be writing a blog post a day before Yom Kippur?   It is the most somber day of the Jewish year.

This Yom Kippur, I wonder, if my decease loved ones are extremely proud of the woman that I am becoming.  Especially, the Grandparents, Great Aunts, Great Uncles and other members of my family that have passed.

Below are the questions, I would ask them.

Are you proud of my running?   I have run 16 Boston Marathons on behalf of the Liver Foundation. Running has been good for my heart.  Physically, I have good cardiac heart health. Mentally, I am a happier, confident, joyful woman.

Are you proud of me for being an excellent wife, and mom?

Are you aware of the two nice young adults my kids have grown into?

Are you proud that I am living a full life, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually?


So, this Yom Kippur, I am blessed and grateful that my family is thriving,

I am honored to be surrounded by people that care for me as much as I care for them.  I am thankful, they are in my life and able to “do life together”.

What will next year bring?

g’mar chatima tovah “a good final sealing.” In the book of life



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