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 […]

three years


ETA: Commenting is back. Live post from this week is here. Grateful for the backup, but glad to be back here. running? No, that was four in January. Three years blogging with all of you after I “met” Coco in the comments of my Cherry Blossom 10M recap. Fitting because a theme of this post […]

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 […]

Falling into Running


I’m not going to blow up this post with photos since the plan is a Travel Tuesday Active Leafcation post, but suffice it to say that the utterly unplanned road trip was just what the body and soul needed. Marriott calls it a rejuvacation, and while I think that’s a mouthful, it’s so so true. […]

is your refrigerator running?


mine wasn’t. That was Sunday night’s fun discovery. Not. In the grand scheme of things, it was fine. Like I said to a friend, more nuisance than Problem.  I didn’t lose much, the thawing freezer didn’t flood, and I rent so it wasn’t (as much) my headache. Just oh so 2020. On the plus side, […]

on Hurricanes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki


I cannot believe we’re just a few weeks from the fifteenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Still remember sitting in my friend Helen’s car  in Adelaide waiting outside an electronic repair facility for her to pick up her VCR/DVR when the radio was talking about the impending landfall. I started Douglas Brinkley’s The Great Deluge on […]

Working from Home and Running


or maybe working from home and not being in pain and running… I realized earlier this week I was going to cross 70 miles. By far my highest total when not marathon training, and last July was “only” 84.79. July total was 76.48 miles. WHOA. Four months of working from home and I’m finally in […]

recognizing burnout


if I ever got it together for runfessions, my number one would be that I have not missed racing one bit. I’ve been trying to figure out what that meant since March with little luck. I don’t even mean in the sense that “it’s not safe, so we shouldn’t be racing”, but rather I did […]