Falling leaves and a wee dram

Falling leaf season is upon us!  Literally, everywhere.  Leaves, leaves and more leaves.  Especially when you live in (somewhat) rural New Jersey.  This fall is especially poignant...I lost my Dad suddenly in March this year.  And I am remembering him fondly as the leaves fall. Mum and Dad often drove their mammoth great RV out... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!

I love those words!  The promise of a new year, a rebirth of opportunity and a fresh start.  Though it’s roughly two and half months till the “official” new year, today feels like a new year for me. 2016 has been horrible.  To quote Queen Elizabeth II in 1992, an “annus horriblus.” This little video pretty... Continue Reading →

Fear. Lessons learned and re-learned.

I’ve been receiving iron infusions for my iron deficiency anemia over the last 6 weeks.  My hemoglobin and ferritin levels are coming back up and I’m feeling a little more energetic. As I got hooked up for yesterday’s infusion - my fourth - and settled in with my book, I thought how lucky I was... Continue Reading →

Gratefully Fearless

Today is primary day here in New Jersey.  My polling place is about 3 miles away, depending on the route.  It is a beautiful day, and I needed to run – what better way to exercise my right to vote than by running to the polls? Here I am doing two things that to most... Continue Reading →

Revolution and Evolution of a Runner

13. For some, that’s an unlucky number. For me, that number represents revolution and evolution. This Sunday I’ll be running the New York City Half Marathon. 13.1 glorious miles through Central Park, Times Square and on down to Wall Street.   When I was 39, if someone had told me that I’d be running Half... Continue Reading →

From Loner to Sister

When I first started running, I ran alone.  I always ran alone. It wasn't really a choice - I didn't know any other runners. But in a way, it was a choice.  With three young boys at home with me all day, I needed an escape.  Some quiet time. Me, the road, and Eminem on... Continue Reading →

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