One small step for (wo)man…

One small step for (wo)man…

Guess what I did today? I ran. And I didn’t just run, I ran. FOR MY LIFE. Well, not really, but if I had slowed down I would have fallen off the treadmill and smacked into a brick wall covered in glass-framed certificates that my exercise therapist has earned. That’s a lot of motivation to … Continue reading

Strength (and sanity) in numbers.

Strength (and sanity) in numbers.

A friend said that you know it’s been a heavy couple weeks when the President of the United States receives a poison-laced letter and it barely makes front page news. Even with positive thoughts of modern day Paul Reveres, and happy little Boston manhunt babies nine months down the road, April has been a pretty emotionally and … Continue reading

“One if by land, two if by sea.”

“One if by land, two if by sea.”

I wandered the Boston Marathon expo on Saturday, picked up my packet and shirt, and shed a few tears about the race I wouldn’t run, thanks to continuing issues with my right hip. Thankfully it’s hard to stay sad at the Boston Marathon expo for long. I watched what I can assume was a first-timer … Continue reading

Oh, the places you’ll go!

Oh, the places you’ll go!

I just got back from a nearly two-week-long vacation, and it was the first trip in at least a decade for which I didn’t pack my running shoes. And it was a really good trip, full of new parks, streets, and trails just waiting to be explored by this injured runner. GAAAAH! I’m still jealous … Continue reading

“Stop being a girl and go!”

“Stop being a girl and go!”

Last Saturday I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Millrose Games, my favorite running event. Each year I go to watch incredible high schoolers, collegians and professionals, and to feel the magic of Millrose. The 2013 Millrose Games have been called “the best of all time,” and it’s hard to decide where to begin. Olympic sprinter … Continue reading

Mmmmm… pie.

Mmmmm… pie.

I’m a visual learner. Concepts and information really don’t stick with me unless I read them, am able to conjure up a visualization, or write them down. Everything else goes in one ear and out the other. And if the idea is numbers-heavy, forget about it… I already have. Because of this tendency, I like graphics and charts. Throw some … Continue reading

I need to start running again.

I need to start running again.

As if the mental clutter gathering in my head isn’t enough, I’ve now reached my breaking point on number of acceptable chins. Disclaimer: Not a real picture. I currently have several more chins than this. Kidding! Kind of. I have great faith in my physical therapists. I know I’ll be back on the roads again in no … Continue reading

Happy Blogaversary!

Happy Blogaversary!

What?? ‘Blogaversary’ is totally a word. It might not be in the dictionary, but it’s in the Urban Dictionary, and we all know that’s what counts. (I can feel my mom cringing right now. Sorry, Mom!) Anyway, today marks my one-year blogaversary, a day that I can reflect on the amount of disturbing, completely asinine, … Continue reading