Sherry A. Phillips

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Can Running Long Distances Damage Your Heart?

Are you a runner? Is one of your goals to run a marathon? Or an Iron Man Triathlon? You might want to change your goal! A new study out today says that running long distances could harm your heart later in life. From the Daily Mail: Running marathons and other gruelling races is bad for […]

RIP Joy Johnson – New York City Marathon’s Oldest Runner Dies

Yesterday, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Joy Johnson, 86, New York City’s oldest runner. That is, until I read about her in Runner’s World. No one should be saddened by the death of this incredible woman, because Ms. Johnson lived life to the absolute fullest and died exactly the way she […]

Should You Run With Headphones?

Yesterday, Runner’s World placed the above on their Facebook page and it garnered quite a lot of angry posts on both sides. For me, when I ran alone, I almost always wore headphones. I enjoyed listening to my music while running. It seemed to help the time pass faster. Of course, there were a couple […]

6 Reasons to Start Running

If you’ve followed this blog, you know that about a year ago, I started running. I always hated running, but I eased myself into it via the Couch to 5k program and now I love it! I look forward to my runs, especially because I’m an outdoor runner and love getting fresh air and seeing […]

Running in Cold Weather

I have not been running as consistently since the weather turned cold. I find it very hard to breathe when the temperature dips below 40 degrees. What I usually do on the days when it’s super cold and I still go out for a run helps. And yes, I have been running when it was […]

Running with Injuries

A little over a week ago, I decided to introduce sprints into my running schedule. The first day I tried it, everything went great. However, I was not so fortunate the next time. I was about half-way through my sprint training a week and a half ago and I pulled my left calf muscle. It […]

I’m still running …. And losing!

I haven’t given an update on my weight loss journey and running life for a while, so I thought I’d share my progress today. I have set four goals for myself: the weight I was at 41, the weight I was prior to getting pregnant with my third child, the weight I was prior to […]

Have I mentioned how much I love running in the rain?

I knew it was cloudy when I got dressed for my run this morning, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were raindrops falling as I left for my run this morning. I usually start my warm-up walk with Elton John’s “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me” and then start running […]

No Running Today

Yesterday my legs felt like lead weights that weighed twice their normal poundage. It was like running in quicksand. I can’t figure out if I didn’t hydrate enough the day before, or, if it was the Taco Bell Taco Salad that did me in. Or maybe it was because I didn’t eat any dinner the […]

I’m a runner!

It’s official, I’m a runner now! I roll out of bed in the mornings (every morning except Sunday) and put on my running gear. I made myself a playlist specifically for my run so I’m not checking the timer on my iPhone anymore to see how long I’ve run. I know when I get to […]

Couch to 5K and Weight Watchers

I meant to post on this earlier this week, but I am now running 20 minutes straight without stopping! I set my timer for 8 minutes, but as I approached the 8 minute mark, I felt so good, I just hit reset on the 8 minutes and kept running. When it got to the end […]

Couch to 5K – Week Three

Hubby and I are now officially in Week 3 of the Couch to 5K program. One thing I’ve noticed, and I’m not sure why this is, but the second day of each transitional week seems to be tougher than the initial change day. My husband has noted this as well. I will say, though, that […]