An Easy Way to Get Excited About Your Running Again

Do you ever feel like you are just going through the motions with your running?  Are you in a rut? No worries, we’ve all been there. I was going through that myself just a little bit ago.  Now I’m an early morning runner – and most of the time I run by myself.  I’ve been doing that for years.  In fact, I only started running with others again when I started running with some of the runners that I coach. I wasn’t in a funk because of running by myself – it was because I was in a rut with where I was running.  I would take off from my house and run the cul-de-sacs and surrounding neighborhoods. Unless I was doing a long run – then I would take different roads around the city.  My longer runs were not the problem – it was my shorter runs.  The going … {Continue Reading… }

Thoughts and Ramblings On Being A Pure Runner

Hello, my name is Judy Mick and I am a pure road runner.  That’s what I do.  That’s all I do.  Well, OK, I do some light work with weights and core work – but, that’s it.  I don’t do weird races, trail running (except for my “trail” that is flat and crushed gravel), cross fit, etc. Yes, I hear many of you sighing right now and shaking your heads.  Just allow me to ramble on a little bit. This week I celebrated the 11,500th day of my running streak.  In these years, I’ve seen a lot of runners come and go.  Most of the runners that I ran with years ago no longer run.  There are several reasons – some have had injuries, some have gotten burned out and some (as much as I hate to say it) are no longer with us. Some of the runners that I knew … {Continue Reading… }