Thursday, October 21, 2010

The American Cancer Society:

The American Cancer Society:
I am helping to beat cancer by joining up with ACS and Determination. I am running the half marathon on Dec 5th in Vegas!!. Above is the link to the ACS site. There one can search for me (Terra Marr), then leading to my secure donation site and the story of my running. Please help in this journey of running and celebrating more birthdays.


November's 10s

Today, I decided to blog about 10 things I am thankful for. These past couple of weeks have not been easy for me. When I got out of bed, I didn't want to run, but I did and then these thoughts popped into my head

1) For my legs/feet and that they are not injured and I can continue to run
2)For every day that it remains sunny-there will be less and less in WI
3)My white/pink underamour tops with hoods-my ears thank me :)
4)I was able to roll out my ITB w/o crying
5)Reconnecting with someone who I lost touch with today
6)My parents and their continued support
7)PRSFit @coachprs, @dianeprs
8) "I chase boys, they chase me" tee for inspiration
9) @jessyuvw, @frenchgurl, @twittyrun, @the_wick
10) the song "Dynamite" cause I played it 5 times during this particular run

C-ya on the flip side

Saturday, October 9, 2010

What to think

Lately I've noticed that as I've been running, I watch how other runner's feet hit the ground. I catch myself watching their gait, seeing if he/she is a forefoot or heel striker. For the past month I have been trying to switch my running to forefoot running. I am a heel striker, meaning my heel impacts the ground first, then the rest of my foot rolling thru the rest of the running step. Forefoot or barefoot running has become the new "thing" as it has been proven to be more efficient and less stressful.

So as I watch these other runners, I look to see how each one's foot is hitting the ground. I'm asking myself "are they heel or forefoot or both striking." I so want to be a forefoot runner but am having issues with trying to get there. So, for now I have decided that I am going to be a heel striker. I will get there eventually....I just can't do it right now and that's okay.