um, where is summer going?


July came in like a furnace with heat indices over 100 and ended with a 60 degree morning run, and no I’m not in Stowe (yet). This won’t last, but I treasured it on Saturday. I won’t miss the summer heat, but there’s something carefree about summer, even amid COVID-19 that I will miss. There […]

just keep running… and reading


Because that is really all I did this week. I keep saying I need to get  back to my morning walks, and maybe one day I really will. On the book front: Daniel Silva The Cellist (review TK this week), Stephen King/Richard Chizmar’s Gwendy’s Button Box, Gwendy’s Magic Feather and Kevin Chapman’s Fatal Infraction. Mysteries […]

museums and miles and more


this belongs in either runfessions or coffee talk, but the odds of my getting a post together for those? About as good as waiting for the library hold on the new Daniel Silva — I made it five days and bought he book. No, I haven’t traded in my coffee mug. I will always be […]

Race Recap: NYCRuns’ Firecracker 10K


I’ve been to Governors Island a few times for work and fun, but had never run on the island. I was watching the weather in 2017, but from a vague recollection-it had sold out before I could register. Not sure why I didn’t otherwise. TL;DR: It was great,and I’d absolutely do it again. Linking up […]

Jumping into July


That’s all I have to say about the weather, especially as I’m quite lucky compared to those in the Pacific North West. It was miserable here, but not unsafe. To those of you who can run happily in this, more power to you. While I quit chasing steps, I still log them. Here’s where I […]

sunscreen and bug spray


This was a wonderfully crazy week. Also a reminder that I need to stick with morning exercise as social life goes back to “normal”. But before I get to the run down, a little bit of a race recap that isn’t worth a standalone post Race Recap: Friday afternoon I had my appointment for bib […]

Race Recap: 2021 Women’s Mini


or as it was actually called this year, the Mastercard Mini 10K. As I mentioned, this is the fourth time I’ve run this race-making it my most-run race along with Frozen Penguin, with Gridiron and Ted Corbitt at three apiece, I think. If you told me this would have become my most-run, I’m not sure […]

Women Run the World, 2021


  This title brought to you by a successful return to racing in the form of the 2021 Women’s Mini. Due to the cancellation of the 2021 Frozen Penguin, the Mini is officially the race I’ve run the most: 2017, 2018 and 2019. More to come on 2021 later this week but in short: it […]