They say “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Alternatively, I didn’t know there was anything I needed to fix until I “broke.”
Mind Over Miles
(As of early 2013,) Farin Montanez is a 25-year-old mom of two who started running — after a decade-long hiatus — in November. “Mind over miles” chronicles her training for the Santa Rosa Marathon. She can be reached at farin at maderatribune.net. Follow her on Instagram at mind_over_miles.
When writers’ block strikes, I turn to fellow runners for topic ideas.
Day One of pre-training for the inaugural San Joaquin River Trail 50-mile ultramarathon began with a one-mile 1,000-foot climbing challenge on Sund
Today I’m running with no GPS watch on. I have no idea how far I’m running and I don’t know what terrain I’ll be running on.
It’s hotter than I had anticipated. I’m wearing some shorts and a raspberry long sleeve tech tee from this year’s Tinker Bell Half Marathon.