2020 The Year of the Virtual Race

Wow.  It has been over a year since my last blog post.  And boy, oh boy, has this last year been challenging for us all.  It has taken me some time to get beyond all the bad things that happened to see this year wasn’t a total downer.  There were some good things to come … Continue reading 2020 The Year of the Virtual Race

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