Fabulous Fall Fun


Mom found the pic on the left on her phone, which sort of inspired the one on the right. We’re guessing it was from summer 2007 just before I chopped my hair for Locks of Love, although it was reddish by the time I cut it.  I miss the braids, but can’t fathom growing it […]

a funny thing happened on the way to goal


One of my 2021 goals: Start the year on pace for 900 miles. That was originally my hard goal for 2021, but as I mentioned, I have no idea what running will look like once we return to the office. Even if I’m ready to return to the gym to shower at that point, there’s […]

hello fall


I love you. You’re my favorite season. Actually I love spring too, but fewer allergies give the nod to fall. And what comes after fall? Quilt season! Well, my apartment is so toasty it’s never truly quilt season, but I can’t wait to wrap up in this near the window while I read. So many […]

Destination Running: Hudson Valley


Lake Placid, Lake George, Valley Forge. While this started out as a purely Labor Day post, I finished one of the trails on a subsequent weekend, so this could also be fall trail running. Linking up with  Coach Debbie Runs, Confessions of a Mother Runner, Mile by Mile, Runs with Pugs, and Laura Norris Running […]

friend and a road trip make a great week


  and not just because Darlene and Deborah were in town and then I got out of town for a few days. Lots of walking this week to go with the runs which meant hip stayed nice and loose. Win win. Quick Weekly Run Down with Deborah and Kim: never miss a Monday: and I’m […]

August? Ughust


Rachel nailed it when she posted in July about summer training and I’m trying to keep that all top of mind when “easy” runs feel like I’m just starting to run again. I’m proud of myself for continuing to run outdoors in all the weather, but I hate hate hate summer running. Will I go […]

Stoweing Away


I didn’t take my laptop on vacation, but had the best laid plans of crashing a post last Sunday. That did not happen, and then I never really caught up during the week, so linking up with Deborah and Kim for a highlights rundown. As we’ve all been saying, the humidity has been horrific this […]

getting to the CORE of it


I’ve been struggling with blog titles lately but this one wrote itself when Kim pinged a few of us about Matty Maggiacomo’s SUMMER CRUNCH challenge. I got a little out of my strength training routine with a few too many excuses, so this is the perfect re-set. So far so good a week in. This […]

Review: Daniel Silva The Cellist


oh look, my annual book review and continuing the Daniel Silva tradition. Sadly it’s the second year in a row where the book release did not include listening to Silva speak in person as the book tour remained virtual. I’d hoped to be able to join one of the online events, but my schedule never […]