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 →

More Than An Empty Bottle

An empty bottle is usually something that gets tossed into the recycling bin, without a second thought, ready to head to a processing facility that will make it into another glass bottle.  That's what normally happens to the empty glass bottles at our house. But not this empty bottle. This bottle means something special.  It was, until... Continue Reading →

Hello 2013!

2012 turned out to be a pretty good running year!  My blogging skills have been abysmal, but I made real strides towards accomplishing my goals.  Yay!The big things:I lost 22 pounds!  I was aiming for 30, but I'm happy with 22.  I'm down 2 dress sizes.  How can I complain about that?I PR'd in a... Continue Reading →

13.1 Shades of…

...Death. Last weekend I ran the Shades of Death Half Marathon here in New Jersey.  Compared to all other distance races I've run, it was pretty small, just a few hundred people. But it was awesome!It was actually run on my local training routes - I run Shades of Death Road all the time.  So... Continue Reading →

New York, New York

I've been in a little bit of a funk these last few days with my exercising.  I've been lacking motivation - I just want to lay in bed when the early alarm goes off.  I don't want to run or exercise.The mind is a fickle thing.  How is that one day you are are raring... Continue Reading →

Starting to Feel Human Again

4 weeks post op and I'm starting to feel a little more human again. Thank goodness. I was starting to have some trouble with my pathetic self. My recovery from this horrible but necessary surgery has been problematic, to say the least.  I had to have another urgent trip to the doctor on Monday as... Continue Reading →

Blog at

Up ↑