I love venturing downtown and a warm summers night. This night was actually about 95 degrees, but nonetheless, it was a summer night. And we went to Branca Midtown. Upon entering, there's a cute counter to get coffee to the left and straight ahead is the bar. We were sat into the main dining room … Continue reading Midtown, downtown
Personally I am not very familiar with the world of track and field, and even less so with the world of cross country. My running world is in the woods, on the trail, atop the mountain. A couple of weeks ago now, I had the privilege, pleasure, and utmost duty of running in my world; … Continue reading Running for Somebody Else
I'm at my final destination, my watch says 6.65 miles, so my brain says .35 more miles to go. I'll run anywhere for an extra $1!! Well over a year ago, someone told me of a great idea for a run jar. It's simple, $1 per mile into a jar to save. No touching it … Continue reading $1 and a dream (vacation)
I love trail running, it’s time I spend calming my mind, centering myself from chaos. It’s a place where I can just be. Unfortunately I don’t get much play time in the woods. Life is the reason. I won’t ramble on about how busy I am, again. But time is not my friend lately. The … Continue reading Sometimes you have to know when to fold.
This past weekend I had the opportunity to run the Stroll for Strong Kids 5K with friends of mine whose niece passed away a few years ago. The day is all about remembering the little lives who are no longer with us and helping the little lives who are fighting terrible diseases currently by … Continue reading Run for charity and perspective
November, 2005 I had baby #2 in late August. I had a 4 year old who never, ever slept. I was bribing her with dollar bills to stay in her room at night. The baby only slept in three hour increments day or night. My husband (now ex-husband) was always at work. I worked a … Continue reading I became a runner on accident:
"Should I run today?" "Maybe I should take a rest day." "Aqua jogging is probably a good idea." "But I really want to run." "I have a race coming up..." "But if it gets much worse I probably won't even be able to race." "But my training has been going SO WELL!" Have you ever … Continue reading To push through… or shut it down?
A common question come Friday night post dinner. But this last Friday, we decided dinner at Panorama on elmgrove road was going to hit the spot. It's a hidden gem of pretty decent food and great drinks. I myself like to start my night with a cherry vodka/Diet Coke with extra cherries of course. While … Continue reading ‘Rama?
I've been thinking a lot about running. This is nothing new. But lately I've been thinking about it as an answer to "What do you do for fun?"
In April 2016 I tore (partially, but mostly) two ligaments in my left ankle during the infamous Break Neck Point Trail Marathon race. I did the usual silly runner thing: I ignored the pain and continued running on it until mid May of that year, after suffering several other rolls after the initial one. Once … Continue reading What to Wear: #Feet