So we’ve been busy at The Run Beet

It’s been nearly exactly 9 months plus 11 months since I last updated. In short, our world got thrown into wonderful chaos when this happened: Surprised is not the right word, because no one (at least no one with a solid memory) is ever like HOW DID WE GET PREGNANT?! But, excited plus terrified plus…

On Becoming a Runner: The first twenty minutes are the hardest

After my medically-induced running hiatus this winter into spring, I am starting to run again, and it is SO painful. My body is woefully out of shape. It reminds me of starting running, and I wanted to share some pearls of wisdom: (1) You DO have a runner’s body Some body types are naturally faster…

On setbacks and finding snapping turtles in duck ponds

I write this while coughing, asthmatically. Setbacks. All. These. Setbacks. When you get them clustered together it feels like a great voice in the sky saying, Just give up, Maryann! And, Sit on the couch and eat chocolate, Deborah, until the pain goes away! And, well, these options are rather alluring until you realize the long-term effects. Last night,…

Motivation Monday: Meet Pete

One of the things I love most about running is meeting and being inspired by other runners. Meet Pete Hynd, who has made an incredible journey over the past few years. Pete overcame addiction to become an accomplished runner and an all around inspiring guy, finishing the NYC Marathon this past November and raising an impressive $4,633.00 for…

My teeth oh my God my teeth: aka Go eat a cookie

I am not looking forward to seeing my dentist tomorrow about the issue of low enamel and a possible chipped tooth from said low enamel. I saw an endocrinologist last week about hair loss and low vitamin levels and sluggish metabolic rate, because multiple organs responsible for endocrine function just gave up a few years…

On Having A Runner’s Body

A few months ago, Oiselle featured this essay in their popular blog. Here it is: How to Have a Runner’s Body, by Cassie Watt Note: If you are a lady runner and have not out Oiselle, GO NOW. MAKE NO STOPS AND GO.     Originally from Maine, I am a runner and librarian enjoying…

On motivation and introducing Princess

I think sometimes Fitness Bloggers talk about motivation like it’s something that just magically happens. Maybe they have a magical Fitness Motivation Fairy come and bless them? But I can tell you that there is certainly no magical fairy over here. Sometimes I wake up and I’m ready for my day. And sometimes I wake up…

What scares you? Recap from Moose Pond Half Marathon

I spent Halloween this year at my family’s house in Maine. I was mentally prepping for a 13.1 the next week that I had no hope of being physically prepared for. Sitting by the fire after the kids went to bed, I took a quick and first look at the trail map. (Confession: I am not a…

The run beet: Eat happy, run happy

Welcome to The Run Beet! To start, here is a little Q & A: Q: Why The Run Beet? A: Because beets are freaking delicious. And they are super high in potassium, fiber, and protein. And magnesium. And they are funny shaped and look pretty amazing with little running legs. AND BEET GREENS SAUTÉED ARE DELICIOUS…