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 […]

Running into 2021


Into? Away from? What a week. This isn’t the place for that, so I’ll just offer love and hugs and an ear if anyone ever needs one. By far the highlight of my week was celebrating my fourth running anniversary, but it was overall a really solid week of running. While on my runs I […]

a year ago I became a marathoner


Holy crap. I know time has been funny in 2020, but I can’t believe marathon Sunday was a year ago today. I am so grateful I didn’t wait until I was 40 to do it, as there is no way I’d have been able to train through all of this craziness. Major shout out to […]

Travel Tuesday: Active Leafcation


do you make up words? It sometimes drives me crazy — what is the ask? — when we have the perfectly good word “question”, but other times I’m full-on verbing/nouning. When I was thinking of the name for my Facebook album for the post, leafcation came to me as the perfect word, and so it […]

a sliver of good news


that has nothing to do with running, although running was pretty good this week too! Museums and cultural institutions can open in NYC starting on August 24. 25% occupancy. Timed ticketing required. Pre-set staggered entry. Face coverings enforced and controlled traffic flow. — Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 14, 2020 I also don’t generally quote politicians […]

Who says long runs have to be on the weekend?


A friend posted a challenge on Facebook to focus on the good instead of all the doom and gloom around Covid-19 and I loved that idea. It’s like that great Mr. Rogers command to Look for the helpers. They are there, and for me personally, it helps to remember that it’s not all bad news. […]

is there summer in Quarantime?


Facebook memories were hard to look at last weekend and throughout the week. Staying home is the best way to control COVID 19 spread, but I miss travel. I even miss traveling around the city and exploring new neighborhoods. NYC enters Phase 1 on June 8, but things are going to continue to be different […]

it may or may not be May


did someone ask Mother Nature what month it was? As I think I mentioned here a few weeks ago, my neighbors are suing one another and the landlord suing them for one’s refusal to stop smoking cigarettes and other substances in her apartment. I think she let Mother Nature into her wacky weed stash. There […]