This week was a little harder mentally, and I felt myself struggling a bit. Luckily this was a cutback week, so I had lighter runs. I am also not doing extreme speed and strength training with Trainer right now — tho I did get in one day of work. At a six foot distance, of course. So grateful that I can still run outdoors, and of course for this gift of running.
Continue reading “Training Week: March 30 to April 5”
So I had A Plan. Actually I had two plans…then COVID-19 happened; hence, no plans. Grateful to be healthy and safe and still able to run. I have tentatively made a third plan, but honestly, like everyone else, I’m just winging it. Below are notes from my training journal in real time. Hope everyone is staying well and at home! We got this.
Continue reading “Bloop: Three Training Weeks, Two Upended Training Plans”
Well this week threw in another curveball. This time it wasn’t illness or an office move — it was a surprise invite. And now my focus shifts for the next four weeks.
Continue reading “M2B Training Week 3: March 2 to March 8, 2020”
This was supposed to be a high mileage week, but life got in the way. After 50 years at one location, my office moved across the street to the Towers. I had spent 22½ years of my work life in that building, but I am excited about the move – change is kind of exciting, and the new place is a significant level-up in every area. Anyway, with both my schedule turned a bit upside down and being exhausted from the move, I ended up having a low mileage week with no long run.
Continue reading “M2B Training Week 2: Feb 24 to March 1, 2020”
The week started off uneventfully as I was on Day 2 of no running due to a slight calf strain. I went ahead and took two more days off before resuming Mountains2Beach Half Marathon Training!
Continue reading “M2B Training Week 1: Feb 17 to Feb 23, 2020”
My grant writing side gig highlighted how complex and unwieldy getting goods and services to people in need can be, and at some point I pivoted from trying to secure money for nonprofits to being the one that delivered the money to the people in need. So this summer I started my own nonprofit foundation with the singular purpose of granting scholarships to Title 1 high school students in the Los Angeles area.
Continue reading “Second Chances Scholars Announced!”
So The Plan was to complete two more weeks of training and then one week of taper, entering into Surf City on Super Bowl Sunday. That was The Plan anyway. Here’s what actually happened from my training notes.
Continue reading “We Interrupt This Training…”