August was a long month. And it wasn’t just because I decided, at the suggestion of a running buddy, to run every single day in August. Or, having announced to the Facebook world that I made a commitment to run every day in August, I was coerced into setting a goal for myself of running […] Read More..
I was certain I had made a mistake by signing up for the OC Marathon. And I felt that doing so was just the first of a series of bad decisions related to running. And other fitness. I purchased my OC Marathon registration shortly after my previous blog post (about running the Hollywood Half, joining […] Read More..
I’m officially a race junkie. I actually had to talk myself out of signing up for a half marathon that’s taking place on May 5th because I’m already running a 10k on May 19th. The only other races I’m signed up for after that 10k are both half marathons in 2014, so I can wait […] Read More..
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Enough. As of last week on Sunday, I had raised a whopping total of $330 for Camp Kesem, the charity I set out to raise $2000 for. I wrote the previous blog post, emailed its text to a targeted list of friends, and […] Read More..
As you know, I’ve been training for the LA Marathon since October 2012. One of my motivating factors has been a charity project a friend told me about, Camp Kesem, which provides children whose parents have cancer or who have lost a parent to cancer with an opportunity to participate in summer camp with others who have […] Read More..
On the 10th of February, I ran my second 10K. As I mentioned back in early January, my goal for this 10K was to beat a one-hour finishing time. In January, I had completed both an 18-mile and a 20-mile run with my training group, the LA Leggers, and so I was feeling pretty good. […] Read More..
No, I’m not buying one. (Yet) I’m just marking the 5-year anniversary since I let one put me in the hospital for 5 days, and then out of my head for another 2 months. What a trip that was! Read More..
It’s been a year, but it feels like just yesterday. We miss you, Mom. Read More..
Maybe it’s a function of all the unmet goals I’ve written about here on JavaJunkee.com in the past, but I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. So I’m not making any. What I will do, though, is just mention some of the things I made progress on in 2012 and agree that, yes, […] Read More..
I’ve talked on here before about getting going with a running plan, but my consistency in some of those attempts has left a bit to be desired. I end up cutting back from 3 runs in a week to 2, and soon there’s no running at all. I got started on that “Couch to 5K” […] Read More..