re-integrating running into life, #20BooksOfSummer


that title sounds so dramatic, which it isn’t meant to be, but not sure how else to phrase it. As we move back toward normalcy, whatever that means, post covid-19, the weekend of May 15-16 was my first chance to look at how to integrate my covid running routine with “real life”. I knew that […]

FOMO drives races


or at least it does for this runner. Amid the 900 emails that NYRR sends, I saw and read the one for the Women’s Mini, which I have a love/hate relationship with: 2017: one of my first 10Ks 2018: thinking my way through why I love/hate 10Ks 2019: trying to game plan a better race […]

a sense of community


So glad so many were able to “join” me in the 9/11 Virtual 5K. In honor of the twentieth anniversary, the museum is remembering and celebrating the 9/12 spirit when the world came together. Throughout these last couple of years, I’ve really missed that and I’m hoping we can remember how to get back to […]

podcasts and reunion runs


I was ridiculously excited about this Sunday’s run for the better part of this month. In fact I was worried about laundry timing (not) rendering a shirt available on time at least a month ago. A live race? A virtual race? Double No. Liz and I “re-creating” our run together on the two-year anniversary of […]

I love to play outside


yeah, that about sums up this week. The routine of getting in a run or walk before work has been perfect, leaving evenings free to run, or chase stunning sunsets. Being active makes me feel better, and while there’s so much out of our control in today’s world, I’m really appreciating this opportunity for some […]

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 […]

Tuesday Topics: Rogue Running and group marathon training


My original plan for NYC Marathon training wasn’t group training, nor was it JackRabbit’s Rogue Running.  I realized early on that a DIY approach probably wasn’t going to work for me, and soon after that my Mile High Run Club idea wouldn’t either. Linking up with Kim and Zenaida this Tuesday Topics to talk about […]

September. Wow. Peak Month


120.38 miles run I ran an average of 1:37:25. Wow That took me from being seven miles ahead of 800 miles on the year pace at the end of August to sixty five ahead at the end of September.  65! I’ve run 651.06 miles on the year. I might hit 800 just after the marathon. […]

November 3 is feeling real


with the calendar on the cusp of October, although the temperatures don’t feel it, November 3 is feeling real for the first time. The marathon is five weeks from today. Five weeks from right now I’ll probably be somewhere in Brooklyn. EEK. My left leg hates me. It’s almost comical. This is the leg that […]