You would think that after running in this event at least 15 times, I’d feel comfortable about the race and the butterflies that normally appear when I toe the line with other runners would remain at bay. But not this year.
For many teachers, the last two weeks of the school year are often the most hectic and stressful weeks on the calendar. For a teacher who is also beginning a marathon training program, the scheduled runs are usually seen as a welcome respite or as just one more task for which there’s just not enough […]
Te The training schedule that I am using (a combination of advice from Jeff Galloway and Jenny Hadfield) called for an 8-mile run at the end of the second. My week was as busy as ever at school, but I managed to complete my shorter runs, and I even did some hiking with my students […]
The Maine Marathon is now about 20 weeks away and I have decided to follow a modified training program to get ready for the run and train in a way that will help me finish the event with a smile on my face and limited pain in my body – or at least that’s the […]
Let’s start with the obvious, completing a novel is difficult and there often seems to be a never-ending supply of distractions to drag you away from the computer or the writing desk. I know the story that I wish to write and I’ve completed a draft of the book, but as almost every writer will […]