Thursday, November 4, 2010

Time for Exercise

For a while now I have felt "out of shape" and have made great mental effort to get there.   It's time to make more than mental effort.  As a physical therapist I am reminded daily of the reasons why we, humans, should continue moving.

As human beings we are best when we move, move, move: better health, happier moods, increased energy, better diets, less pain.  

The last long race I ran was the Cherry Blossom 10 miler in DC, several years ago.....
So my next goal is the Celtic Solstice 5 Mile race in December.  Who else is doing this race?  Any tips?

I enjoy training with Hal Higdon's guides so I am following this one for now.

I want to hear stories of how you keep motivated to run outside in the winter!  Please leave comments.


  1. I'm doing it. Running the race course on the weekend has helped. It's a nice route. If you want to run the course together starting in the next week or so-let me know.

  2. i trained for it last year, ran the course the week before with ellen and carla then the darn thing got snowed out! i followed hal higdon too and found it very only suggestion is to incorporate hills into some of the runs, the first part of the course is uphill. i wish i could do it with you!

  3. The Solstice race is so fun, yes, it is hilly, but it has such a fun vibe!!
    I too am "out of shape". There was a break in the rain today, I headed out the door, then half way through my run, got caught in the rain.... sprinkles then full out down pour.... I guess that's just the way it is in cold weather running. Just have the right gear, and a positive attitude! Running the course is nice, because it is pretty and gears you up for the hills. I also found that running in Patterson Park was great, there are plenty of hills there too! I haven't signed up, but should!