Closing out the first season

It occurred to met that I had never posted anything about the Napa-to-Sonoma half-marathon. I really am a dreadful blogger, never blogging on a regular basis! So on to the story. First of all … Yep, I finished the Napa-to-Sonoma race, in a quite respectable 3h 48m 15s. That’s a 22 minute improvement over the…

One down, one to go

This is the halfway point between my two races. I finished the Kona half-marathon exactly 2 weeks ago, with a pretty respectable 4h 10m 19s. Yeah, not under 4 hours as I’d hoped, but still not the very last person to cross the line. (Close, though, LOL!) And in exactly 2 weeks, I’ve got the…

Ready! Set! GO!

Wow. I’m nearly at the start line of my first half-marathon. I can’t believe it! When I signed up for this March, I didn’t think about all the blood, sweat and (very nearly) tears that would go into this. To date, I’ve walked 167+ miles in training. I’ve learned about nutrition and hydration. I’ve bought…

Sanity check!

This morning I realized that I’ve been doing this training thing for 3 months now, so I thought it would be a good idea to assess where I am, physically and mentally. I started my walking regimen in March and to date, I have logged over 135 miles. That’s a lot for my little legs!…

Water is the only drink for a wise man (Henry David Thoreau)

Lately we’ve all been talking about hydration and asking ourselves “what is our ‘hydration plan’?” A plan? Gotta say, that had never occurred to me. I mean, just drink when you’re thirsty, right? Not so, not so! When you’re doing something like distance walking, you have to consider how long you’re going to be exercising,…

Gibbs says “Grab your gear!”

You’ve all seen my rant about plus size women and activewear (and if you haven’t, let me guide you to my post on that!) but there are other things you may need to get when you start distance walking. OK, shoes. This is a given. I highly recommend, however, that you don’t just go grab…

Suit up!

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that I am a plus-size woman. I have curves in all the right places, but a few in the wrong places, too. So why do I bring this up? Because apparently, if you’re plus-size, you don’t really want workout gear. Huh?? It is really, really difficult to…