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 →

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 →

Roadside. Cold and Dirty.

By the side of the road, it lay there.  Forlorn.  Dirty.  In the gravel and leftover salt from the brutal winter that was giving way to spring.  Discarded, a piece of trash.  Left to rot, alone, uncared for, unloved.I was running. Not quickly, just at my usual lumbering pace, heavy footed and slow.  Shoulders hunched,... Continue Reading →

Sugar Detox. Day 1 – check.

A few weeks ago, I tried to kick myself off of sugar.  I vowed no more candy, chocolate, sugar on my oatmeal, etc etc.  No added sugar of any type. I didn't do very well.  I lasted 4 days.So here I am again with this drug, otherwise known as sugar, coursing through my veins.  I... Continue Reading →

An Ode of Love to My Dear Pink Kicks

On this Valentine's Day, it's only fitting to pay tribute to one of my great loves...My beloved Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12s, aka my pink kicksHow do I love thee,My dear pink kicks?You've been light as feathersAnd heavy as bricks.You carried me near, farOn good days, and bad.Up hills, through valleysWhen I'm happy, and sad.You've been... Continue Reading →

Occupy the Hills!

Today for the first time I ran hill repeats.  That means running up and down the same hill multiple times.  Crazy huh?I've run many hills on my running routes, but never the same one over and over, on purpose.  It's great for building strength and endurance, and it is hard work! Here is my view at... Continue Reading →

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