Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Stuck in the middle with you!

There was a recent article in Runner's World Magazine about what distance race best suited you (http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-244--13007-0,00.html).

The quiz results confirmed that I am best suited for the middle distance. I also realized, however, that training with the stroller best supports that distance (8-13 mile races). While I have strapped a child into the stroller to do 20-mile training runs, I was also just a little lucky that her temperament was suited to that sort of thing and I don't know if I have it in me to push the double jogger for 20 miles. On the other side of things, it is nearly impossible to keep the same posture and biomechanics one would need for sprinting when you are pushing a stroller. So watch out 10-milers! Here I (we) come!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Run, Jenny, Run

The other day we ran our 6 +/- miles, but it was in 4 segments. Home from school, home from the gas station, back to the gas station, back to school. The baby got some nice stroller naps that day. This begs two questions:
1. Why walk when you can run? To save time? For the exercise? Or because I'm constantly standing behind this "jogging" stroller so I feel like a wuss if I'm walking?
2. Is the sum of my workout greater than it's parts? I'm banking on it ;)

Monday, December 1, 2008


"There is no one more surprised that I - except my husband. You know what they say: 'Behind every successful woman, there is an astonished man.'"
Gen. Ann Dunwoody, speaking at a ceremony in Washington, DC, honoring her for becoming the first woman to achieve the rank of four-star general in the US military as quoted in Newsweek (November 24, 2008)