Hard Won Lessons

Hard Won Lessons

Hard Won Lessons It Only Took 20 Years To Learn I’ve been running for a long time – nearly 20 years. One major upside to running for that long is I’ve had plenty of time to pick up on a […]

Race Recap: Bear Creek Trail Half Marathon

Bear Creek Trail Half Medal

This is my first-ever second annual recap (read last year’s Bear Creek recap). I feel like it’s some sort of blogging milestone! Bear Creek Trail Half Marathon This is the fourth time I’ve run Bear Creek. It is a hilly, […]

Things I Love 8.11

Things I Love 8 11

I’m still sorting through my goodies from Blogfest, test driving products and tasting the bars and dried fruits I got in my various goodie bags.  I’ll be eating nutrition bars and dried fruit for months. Read prior things I love posts. Note: Some […]

Race Recap: Empower Race Series 10K

Empower 10k

The Empower 10k was put on Sweat Pink and Fit Approach, the same ladies who put together the Blogfest fitness blogger event I attended a few weeks ago. I get to see my new friends again already! Disclosure: I was […]

Skyline To The Sea Marathon Training Recap: Week 9

skyline to the sea marathon training recap week 9

No lackluster funk, however lackluster, lasts forever. This week I must have broken out my polishing cloth and done some buffing because the luster is back. OK, that metaphor was a bit strained. I apologize. Read prior week training posts. Skyline To The […]

Podcasts For The Long Run: History and Factoids

History Podcasts

I listen to a ton of podcasts while I run. For me, they are just the ticket to getting through those solo long runs. I started listening (so many years ago) when I finally accepted that my musical taste isn’t really […]

6 Things Runners Should Never Do 

Things Runners Should Never Do

I’m not a big fan of ‘always’ and ‘never’ statements. I take them too literally. There are so few cases where never really means never. I always hated taking true/false exams for exactly this reason. Poorly written questions drive me […]

Skyline To The Sea Marathon Training Recap: Week 8

mt diablo trail

It was an exceedingly lackluster week. I can’t say I had any real interest for running or strength work this week. My to do list and the inspiring words of last week’s conference keynote speakers were continually at odds with […]

The Things I Love: Fitness Conference Edition

freebies from the idea world conference

For the second time, a themed edition of The Things I Love. This time: the things I love fitness conference edition! Read prior things I like posts. Last week, I attended Blogfest, a fitness blogging conference that is part of […]