Vermont and other mischief

July finished with 84.79 miles. 84! That is, by far, a personal best. And yes, that missing .21 miles bothers me just a little because round numbers. But only a little because I’m really proud of this mileage increase that, touch wood, has been without injury. On nutrition: as I mentioned on twitter, I finally […]


Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz

New hydration tabs? Well maybe, but really this old Alka-Seltzer gem. And since the vast majority of us are in the same weather patterns I don’t have to explain that it’s actually about the ending of the brutal heat wave. Running and just existing this week was bliss. It’s so nice not to show up […]


Review: Daniel Silva’s The New Girl

I was actually going to put this on Goodreads, but then I realized how many Daniel Silva books I’ve reviewed here over the various iterations this blog has gone through in 17 (!!) years and realized it has become a bit of a tradition. Also a tradition, attending his signings here in New York. Silva […]


Quick run down, week of July 15

Crazy, hot, gross week. Just stumbled upon the Ten Commandments of Running. All useful in their own way but my personal favorite is “Thou shall not compare yourself to others on social media, their likeness is most likely false anyway” QFT. Was updating my spreadsheet and realized that barely halfway through the month I’ve topped […]


Review: Scott Jurek’s North

Amazon tells me I bought Scott & Jenny Jurek’s North on July 3, 2018, shortly after I finished Eat & Run. Oops, didn’t mean to wait this long to read it. Linking up with Kim and Zenaida for Tuesday Topics to discuss this book. Let’s start with the ways I am not and will never […]


On training and racing in 2019 and 2020

Once I knew I had 9+1 taken care of in the event I want to do this crazy thing again, I decided to dial back on racing in 2019. I actually have nothing on the books besides a 18 mile training run in September and the marathon itself. 2020 is another story: I’ve opted for […]


Recovery week

Mostly recovery from Pride, the 18+ miles really were fine. My feet were oh so sore on Monday from the March though. Before I get into the wrap, who else lost their Sunday morning/early afternoon to the World Cup? I love this team! Random notes: A nice find: although I didn’t spot myself in CheerEverywhere’s […]


Tuesday Topics: Running in a skirt

While I am a Skirt Sports ambassador, I had this post planned before the summer sale was announced. I guess that makes me a really good ambassador. LOL. Linking up with Zenaida and Kim to discuss my first ~ six months running in a skirt. If you had asked me a year ago whether I’d […]


Pride!

What a wonderful whirlwind of a week. The city has been a rainbow of color, from Roosevelt Island to the main branch of the New York Public library and beyond. It also meant a super busy week of events culminating in a Guinness Book of World Records entry and Sunday’s Pride March. Mini Race Recap […]


Training begins and racecation news

First international racecation is booked! I’ve been vaguely aware of Zooma from MCM Mama Runs and Wendy (? I think) when she posted about Great Lakes, but when MCM & Marcia posted about Bermuda, it went from vaguely aware to ooh! Bermuda is one of those places I’ve always thought about going but never acted […]