When I woke up at 8 AM this morning, if I wasn’t on Team Myles there is NO WAY I would have gotten up for a run. I heard the raindrops on my windowsill, like a lullaby singing me back to sleep… or at least warning that a morning run will be a wet run. Left […]
A few weeks into training for the Blue Nose 10K, I can feel a difference. Okay, so sprinting up Citadel Hill 12 times on Tuesday wasn’t a walk in the park. And there is a particular section of Point Pleasant that I would say poses an ever greater challenge than running up the MacDonald Bridge. […]
I can’t believe the day has finally (almost) come. In less than 12 hours I will stand at the start line with thousands of other runners, ready to run 10k in my first Blue Nose Marathon. Team Myles has been training for months. I am so proud of how far we have all come, but […]
Tomorrow I will run the 10k route of the Blue Nose Marathon for the first time. In fact, I don’t think I have ever run 10k before at any time in my life. Right now (10:30 PM Monday night), I am trying to shake my doubts about finishing the route. I was tempted to check […]
It was pouring on Saturday, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of Team Myles’ members. We ran more than 8k in the cold, cold rain. Our route was Inglis, Tower and Point Pleasant. Due to the weather, we didn’t meet many other runners along the way. Behind the scenes, we’re doing a lot more than […]
Back in the day, when I played college soccer, my team would sprint up and down Citadel Hill until we were sick or in serious pain. Sometimes it was to train. Other times it was payback for a bad game or a bad attitude. It was never fun, nor was it something I ever aspired to do again. Yet here […]
One of the first nights Team Myles got together, we were treated to a lesson in nutrition by holistic health coach Michelle MacLean. The lesson included sample whole food meal suggestions. For example, one recommended breakfast was poached eggs and fruit. Another was tofu scramble. The advice was great and very much appreciated. Unfortunately, I’m having a little trouble […]
I can remember the last time I really felt like a runner…. It was almost 10 years ago (yes, that long) and I had just returned from teaching English in South Korea. In Seoul, there are paths along the Han River that are perfect for walking, jogging, rollerblading, you name it. I even once ran the […]
One day after hills training and I can safely say I survived. I’m not going to lie, it was brutal. It can only get better and I can only get better.
A perfect day for our first run on the Common with #TeamMyles. Thank you everyone for making it so much fun! Can’t wait to see you all again on Tuesday.