May 9th, 2013
On Saturday, May 4 Lulu and I ran the first annual Run Puritas 5K in Cleveland, Ohio.
Official Time: 36:51 Average Pace: 11:51/mile Overall Placing: 34/46 Age Group Placing (Female 20-29): 2/4
The truth is I am in horrible running shape right now.
Continue Reading… Race Recap: Run Puritas 5K (2013)
April 26th, 2013
I’ve been sitting on this post for quite a while. Frankly I wasn’t sure what to write.
I wasn’t sure what direction I would go in or what I would think of Ellie.
Here’s a little background. Back in November I was contacted
Continue Reading… pv.Body Becomes Ellie
April 24th, 2013
Are you a runner? Do you race? Do you already run with your dog at home?
Maybe it’s time to consider a dog friendly road race. I’ve been thinking about doing this with Lulu. We wouldn’t be running for competition, but more for fun. Lhasa Apsos are not
Continue Reading… Dog Friendly Races in Cleveland, Ohio
April 16th, 2013
I’m not really sure what to say about the Boston Marathon bombing that hasn’t been said.
I can only relay the thoughts going through my mind.
I thought about the people who have died and were injured.
I thought about the people
Continue Reading… I Am A Runner
March 7th, 2013
As many long-time readers know I really got into “barefoot” running with my Vibram FiveFingers back in 2011. I got the point where I could run about 6-miles in the shoes and ran a few barefoot 5Ks with them on, including another one just last summer. When I
Continue Reading… Is Barefoot Running Dangerous?
February 28th, 2013
Some time after moving to Cleveland in late 2011 I came across NamaSTAY yoga mat towels.
I think I saw them at a studio or maybe read about them on another blog. I kept the company and product in the back of my mind as something I
Continue Reading… Review & Giveaway: NamaSTAY Yoga Mat Towels
January 22nd, 2013
Before we get to the run, on Friday…
I went to the Ohio Blogging Association January meet up at Noodlecat, a Japanese restaurant in downtown Cleveland. I had a large order of steam buns (which are basically miniature burgers/sandwiches) as the karaoke began. Yeah. Karaoke
Continue Reading… The Best Run I’ve Had in Months
January 3rd, 2013
As part of my running plans in 2013, I don’t want to overwhelm myself.
Right now I am eyeballing a few tentative races close to home. I want to really see where my passion for running goes this year. I am hoping for it to slowly build
Continue Reading… 2013 Race Schedule (Tentative)
December 27th, 2012
In 2011, I wrote this really fun tribute to my running, month by month — by the miles. Halfway through this year I stopped counting my mileage. I know. Total runner faux paux. I became increasingly despondent over my inadequate race times and lack of passion for the sport. I
Continue Reading… 2012: By the Miles
December 13th, 2012
When I first started running regularly, I wondered right away about my joints.
Would my knees be OK? Would all that movement wear down the cartilage? In the end the consensus from long-time runners was that the benefits for my heart and cardiovascular system would outweigh any wear
Continue Reading… Long Distance Running: Silent Killer?