Gratitude for the Gift of Movement

My post about running in Queenstown, New Zealand is still a work in progress  - I promise to have it ready next week.  In the meantime this post from my early blogging days came to mind.  I remembered it because I overheard runners during the Queenstown marathon talking about how the race was killing them. … Continue reading Gratitude for the Gift of Movement

A Runner Walks the Camino

I am in the midst of training for my next marathon in November.  I promised myself I wouldn’t complicate my training schedule this time by running lots of half marathons or taking a vacation where I couldn’t get in any training runs.  Then an opportunity landed in my lap, challenging my promise to myself.  A … Continue reading A Runner Walks the Camino

The Ultimate Ultra

Whenever someone talks about ultramarathons, I have visions of people running up mountains, through woods, jumping over rocks and tree roots, and crossing streams.  There are famous races like the Hardrock 100, a 100.5 mile race in southern Colorado’s San Juan Range that runners must complete in 48 hours.  The average elevation for the Hardrock … Continue reading The Ultimate Ultra

Just Like Meb

Back in the 90s Gatorade had a commercial featuring Michael Jordan slam dunking basketballs to the song “Be Like Mike”.   The commercial captured the dream of every kid playing basketball at the time - they wanted to be like Mike.  I just finished reading Meb Keflezighi’s book “26 Marathons” in which he describes each … Continue reading Just Like Meb

Renaissance Woman

I made a pledge to myself this year to achieve more balance in my life, to focus on things other than running.  I had realized the funatical runner was morphing into the fanatical runner.  Just change one vowel and the whole thing goes from one extreme to the other.  I want to be more than … Continue reading Renaissance Woman

We Still Need Good Samaritans

Facebook has a Memories feature where posts from years past will pop up.  Most of the time they are reminders of some place you visited, a funny thing that happened, or a photo from a wonderful day.  Since Memories can't distinguish good ones from unpleasant ones, you can be reminded of something not so happy. … Continue reading We Still Need Good Samaritans