Tuesday, November 17, 2009

the plan of attack

Forgive me if the title offends you...both my parents are former Marines. I was raised on cadences, Marine alphabet (Alpha, Beta, Charlie, etc), military time, and have these little sayings like "plan of attack" and "zero dark thirty" in my vocab like it's second nature...

So, since I'm in a funk and can't really run, I've decided to do something I can do...read about running! I bought Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running months ago, and have used it as a "guide" or "reference" but haven't actually read it from start to finish, so I'm go it! I am also going to head to the book store tomorrow and purchase Once a Runner by John L. Parker. I've heard it's a great book for competitive runners of all levels.

Also - to help me have fun and relax for my next half marathon, my bff and I are conjuring up some epic awesomeness that I will fill you all in on soon! We are quite the saucesome duo, so you can expect something fierce from us! Details to follow once everything is finalized! Hint - my favorite Redheaded Runner gave me an idea and I went with it...

Gonna try for a treadmill run tomorrow. If that doesn't work, I'm going to go with my 2 favorite Mels' ideas... Tall Mom and 2nd Chances suggested I try the lifecycle!

PS - since I'm just going crazy with my bloggy shoutout...thanks so much to the ladies mentioned above and to Lisa and Busy Running Mama for your encouragement! It means a lot and made me smile! :)


  1. tee hee -- 2 favorite Mel's! I made the cut! YES!! :D be sure to let us know how it goes! Good luck!

  2. Well now there you go, you can't run but you CAN read about it. Thanks for the shout out! Please post your thoughts about the women's running book.

  3. 'epic awesomeness' and 'saucesome duo' have now been added to my dictonary. LOVE IT :)

    BTW have you ever tried Bikram Yoga?

  4. I can't wait to see how this plays out... :)

  5. Live vicariously through the runners in the books! Let us know what you think of the books!

  6. Hi Jen! Just wanted to recommend another book to you, called (similarly to yours) The Complete Book of Running for Women, by Claire Kowalchik. You can see it here: http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-Running-Women/dp/0671017039

    I carried this book everywhere when I first started running, and still consider it my "bible." Check it out!


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