June 15, 2014

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Life is in Session.

So I had an emotional afternoon. Actually it’s been an emotional month but it hasn’t hit me till today. I thought I was going to be okay. But my heart really hurt today. I did the only thing I know how to do when I feel this way. I ran. Even with a sore knee. […]

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June 13, 2014

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Blah, Blah, Blah.

I have not been running but more than three miles.  I have a very sore knee, that isn’t so sore some days, and very sore after I run.  I have not been to a doctor.  I have not rolled out my IT band as much as I should be doing.  And I’m probably not stretching […]

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April 11, 2014

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PR: Progress Realized

I have been redeemed. I did a 10k last week and I finished with a decent pace. Considering my pace has been averaging between 11:15–11:30, finishing the 10k with a 10:35 pace made me extremely happy. When I came into the FINISH I had a memory pop up from last year when I came through […]

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April 3, 2014

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Rated R – for language

I “ran” a ten mile trail run on Saturday. And I had been dreading it for a while. I had not trained for it and so I knew there would be some suffering. I didn’t quite realize, though, to what extent that suffering would be. The day before, Friday, I woke up determined to cut […]

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March 19, 2014

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Running With a Purpose.

I run on purpose. However lately it seems like running has fallen by the wayside. Running seems a bit hard and if you know me at all…you know I’m a scaredy cat and my threshold for pain is NIL. I am an instant gratification kind of girl. I want one run to build upon the […]

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March 16, 2014

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Six Weeks; Five Pounds; and One Brain.

Hello. My name is Renee and I used to be addicted to the scale. It owned me. And controlled how I felt about myself. Whether or not I had a good day depended on what that scale said. Whether I ate bad or healthy depended on what the scaled showed. If it showed a loss–I […]

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February 25, 2014

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Thank You, Anxiety. You Helped Change My Life.

In June of 2004, I was at work. It was another regular day. Nothing extraordinary happening. Except I hadn’t cleaned my house and my parents were coming that weekend and the only time I had to clean was at midnight. And then I had to be in Santa Clarita the next morning, meaning I had […]

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February 16, 2014

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JUST. Keep. Going.

Am I on the other side? Of Hell? “When you’re going through Hell, KEEP GOING…” Said Winston Churchill. I thought of this quote as I hit Mile 1 in a four mile run. Because I sure wanted to QUIT! But I didn’t. I kept going. And the longer I ran, naturally the more I thought. […]

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February 9, 2014

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“More will be revealed”

If you’ve read any of my blogs, then you know I love how running makes me feel. And you know how I struggle to be a strong runner. And you know how much I love my life. And you know how shattered I felt when I went through my divorce. I say “felt”….because it felt […]

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October 6, 2013

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Go Where It’s Warm

If you know me at all then you know I tend to feel in extremes. When I feel, I feel deep. That is a curse. Trust me. This year has been very bittersweet. My running has been so up and down. I’m doing great and running a lot–and then I’m under dr’s orders and not […]

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