Back Roads with Running Shoes
This week flew by! We began by coming home from my mom's house after taking care of her while she had cataract surgery. It was a fun trip, though unpleasant, obviously, for her. She came through like a trooper and even got to wear an eye patch, which meant, of course, we got to call her Pirate Mary! Now, my ONLY complaint was the eye patch was white gauze and not black with a … [Read more...] about Weekly Wrap-up!
So a while back I decided to move my long run to Wednesdays rather than their normal Saturday or Sunday slot. I did this for several reasons. We're on summer vacation, so I have more flexibility. This way I can sleep in or get up and go with the family on their days off. I don't have to be back at a specific time during the summer, which means I don't have to wake up … [Read more...] about Long Run Wednesday: Writing, Fuel, and Podcasts!
This past week I traveled to St. Simon's Island, Georgia for a quick vacation with family. I'll write more about the trip later. Something sad happened during our stay. I wore my watch for a run and then for a bike ride; after, I took it off (where? Oh where?!) and from that point on I couldn't find it anywhere. I remember stating, "Look, we rode six miles!" I remember … [Read more...] about Ode to a Sports Watch
When I first began running, over 20 years ago (20! Ack! I must have been 2!) I kept to the same path, same neighborhood, same terrain, and mostly the same distances - Every. Single. Run. I wasn't adventurous; then again, I was also trying NOT to die! A few months later, once I realized I could breathe, propel myself forward and survive - all at the same time - I began to … [Read more...] about Keeping it Fresh: Why I Love New Terrain and Interesting Races