Running into 2022


running the hell away from 2021? I remain grateful to be healthy, working but I am utterly and totally over the last two years. A look back at 2021: GoTheDist December: 380,678 steps 176.74 miles run/walked 88.49 miles run (when did that become a cutback month total!) GoTheDist Q4 1,220,598 steps (yes, I remember well […]

summer or fall?


I have a love/hate relationship with social media, but had my fifteen minutes of fame on Thursday-Friday when I tweeted about the ridiculous lack of recognition that SVU was getting for 500 episodes and the role that a woman lead, director and executive producer played. Somehow that was seen by the show runners and well, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jumping into June head first


but first a little rewind.. My do-nothing Sunday to close last week’s wrap ended up as a nice strength day, which made up for the fact that I literally did not leave my apartment. Haven’t had one of those days in a while but 40s and pouring rain? No thanks. The most exciting news in […]