Mama K (CD5K), Training (read: Practicing), Where I'm at now...

Good Lessons Learned on a Bad Run

Meet another Mama K.   We'll call her Mama K-2 She's the awesome one in the tribe that always knows exactly the right thing to say at exactly the right time. Things like "You don't plan for failure." when you're staring at a 170# on the rack and "We've got this!" when you're getting ready to… Continue reading Good Lessons Learned on a Bad Run

Training (read: Practicing), Where I'm at now...

I think it’s supposed to hurt a little…

Growing pains, right?  Getting faster, running longer, needing to see and feel progress...it's not supposed to be comfortable, I know that. Bad days hurt, but so do the good days. Why is that?  I need frequent reminders that it's okay to hurt - for both the good and the bad.  I need reminders that anything… Continue reading I think it’s supposed to hurt a little…

Mama K (CD5K), Race day

Ragnar Trail Relay – Lake Wawayanda

There were NO guarantees of success this past weekend. In fact, at 5:21am on Friday morning I was lying in my damp sleeping bag and wondering if we could defer our race entry to next year. I was ready to quit before it even began. We hardly slept, the rain and the wind had our… Continue reading Ragnar Trail Relay – Lake Wawayanda

Mama K (CD5K), Training (read: Practicing)

Sherpa or Fairy Godmother?

So our running group knows that I am pretty much the Sherpa when it comes to our runs.  I am always prepared with fuel, hydration, sometimes pepper spray, phone for photos and tunes if needed, napkins in case someone didn't get to poop before we met up.  If there's something you might need, it's likely… Continue reading Sherpa or Fairy Godmother?

Mama K (CD5K), Race day, Training (read: Practicing)

Life Lessons

They always seem to come when you least expect them too. But if you are open and able to subconsciously pay attention to all that's happening around you, you find that life is teaching some big lessons (sometimes they are a repeat) in small ways. This morning, my family participated in the JK5K. This was… Continue reading Life Lessons

Mama D, Mama K (CD5K), Training (read: Practicing), Where I'm at now...

When It Doesn’t Even Feel Like Training

There comes a point in time when you finally turn the corner from dreading workouts or runs to looking forward to it for days because it becomes the time you need and want most during the week.  I find myself now waiting all week in excited anticipation for our Sunday morning trail runs that have become… Continue reading When It Doesn’t Even Feel Like Training

Mama K (CD5K), Training (read: Practicing), Where I'm at now...

If preparation is the key to success, then….

Will I be completely unsuccessful in our upcoming events???  I'm trying. I really am. I wake up twice a week to go to the box but lately that's about it. And then I have a wake up call. An activity filled weekend of lake swimming, paddle boarding, trail running, and hanging out with the kids… Continue reading If preparation is the key to success, then….