Starting Over

Month: October 2013

Starting Over

This is the most heartbreaking post I will ever write, I am sure. One year, four months, and one week ago I said ‘I do’ to the man of my dreams. Ken said ‘I do’ to the woman of his dreams. Sadly, humans screw things up, do unthinkable things, and the wretchedness that becomes etched in our memory is sometimes all that remains. To say that the destruction of our marriage has been devastating is an understatement to the Nth degree. I have no words to describe the pain. I am writing this post for many reasons. First, at its

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A Run Cut Short and What Lit the Fitness Fire

Thursday was supposed to be my final workout of week #1 in the C25K program, but it was not so. Everything was going well and then I felt a pull in my left calf. It was on the inside of the leg, about half way between knee and ankle. It didn’t feel like a cramp; it felt more like a tendon was being pulled. It was pretty darn painful. So I cut the run short and limped home with all the resolve to have a do-over. And I did – two days later my second try went just fine. No

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No More Running from Running – Working My Way to a 5k!

For those of you who find running easy or enjoyable, you may not get this post. If not, I hope you are at least amused. I have tried to be a runner a couple of times over the past decade and have failed both times. Yes, I have asthma, but it is well-controlled and, in my opinion, should not keep me from running a 5k. Yep, that’s my goal – a simple 5k. No long distances, no half-marathons, and certainly no marathons, just a little 5k. The best I’ve done so far was about 10 years ago when I was

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