Runfessions: Before Summer Slips Away


It’s that time once again. Before summer slips away from us completely, let’s get those runfessions out on the table, shall we? Let’s begin: You may have noticed I haven’t mentioned a bike ride here for a loooong time. Um, yeah my back tire’s been flat since before we went to Europe. Hangs head in [Read More]

Wait, Did I Race?

f2b race pic

I told you all about last weekend’s Fort2Base Race. But now I’m wondering if it was all just a dream? The race has FREE race pics. Heck to the yes! Who pays those exorbitant race pic prices anyway? Not I usually, although I did for my first marathon…and first Boston…. I digress. So yeah free [Read More]

No Time to Workout?

make time jim W

I hear this complaint constantly. I don’t have time, can’t find the time, time got away from me, etc. We all know we make time for our priorities, right? Yes we do. But I’d be lying if I said I was never pressed for time. I’m good about making time for my priority, which is [Read More]

Fort2Base Nautical 10-Mile Race Report


On Sunday I ran Fort2Base for the third time. It starts on an Army base and finishes on a Naval base. Having the honor of being on a military base of any kind is so inspiring to me. Running from one to another is downright cool. The only thing I dislike about this race? It’s [Read More]

Things I Love About Coffee/Giveaway

caffe freddo

Truth be told, I was a latecomer to the drinking of the java. Just as I was a latecomer to distance running (in my mid-40’s before I busted out a half and full marathon. Actually distance running is responsible for my coffee habit. One day the Caveman suggested I try a few sips to enhance [Read More]

Givers vs Takers

ask for help

It was utter chaos here this morning. Day two of back to school and it’s already hit the fan. Thing 2 has her usual schedule and usual bus. But Thing 1 is navigating high school. A big one with 5,000+ students. With a zillion buses and morning traffic in total gridlock, I’d be hard-pressed to [Read More]

Back-To-School with Udi’s Gluten Free

Walmart French Toast Towers

Special thanks to Walmart for sponsoring this conversation. As always, all opinions are my own. #gfwalmart Back in the dark ages when I went to school, on the first day my mom would walk all six of us to school and we’d line up by grade number on the playground tennis court and wait to [Read More]

Marathon Training in Heat and Why I Keep Swimming


This was the hottest, most humid weekend of the year so far. I had a 20-miler on tap. Go. Me. Total miles run: 31 Swim: 3 miles Monday: Yoga, strength and core Tuesday: 6 miles on mill speedwork 1600m, 3200m, 2x800m, swim 800m Wednesday: Yoga and swim 800m Thursday: 5 miles and swim 800m Friday: [Read More]

Some Running Gear Drives Me Nuts


I’m talking about BPM. If you thought I was referring to Beats Per Minute, you’d be wrong. I’m talking about one of the newer innovations in women’s workout fashion. First there were sports bras. Then singlets with a shelf bra. Next came molded boob cups (or MBC’s) These were highly sought after because they covered [Read More]