The Road Less Traveled! (Or the one most sought after?)

I rarely do anything without going against the grain a little!  And taking on my first half marathon at this menopausal age of 58 was no exception.  Some people doubted I could, others who knew me said I would.  And I did!! I had my doubts leading up to the race at times due to…

As Life Goes On…Part 1

So just 3 weeks before my very first super-duper, ever-so-exciting, been-working-so-hard, “runcation” half marathon on Martha’s Vineyard I went for a 7-8 mile taper run and by mile 6 the excruciating pain of what I thought was a broken toe and the burning of my calf muscles stopped me in my tracks…I could NOT take…

As Life Goes On….Part Duex (That Means Two)

So hopefully you read about my little pity party 🎉 I threw myself in Part One.  With both my toe and the ball of my foot still aching like crazy I began to question if I should even drop out of the race.  But what a shame, I thought.  I’ve been working for this for…

Stepping Up Your Game

Eeegads!!!  I can not tell you how many times I’ve wanted to jump off this 1/2 marathon path I put myself on!  I go for a run, feeling all good about adding another mile to my training and feeling strong enough to not only add another mile but PR overall as well!  But every time…

Love: Unconditionally Ours

It doesn’t come in a heart shaped box nor does it come in an envelope. It comes straight from the heart and it’s always at our fingertips. My daughter received this card on her final day of working at a learning center for children with learning disabilities. She cared for kids that were in their…

Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

AND SHES OFF!    So I decided to take the plunge and go for my first half marathon!  And not only that, but I’m going to turn it into a vacation too, (something tells me I’ll need it!)…on good ol’ Martha’s Vineyard!  Yeehawww!! Of course, the first few months of learning how to run wasn’t…

An Ode to the New Year!

Ahhhh, the new year…a fresh start, a new beginning, your time to clean the slate and start something new!!!  Most of us have just gotten through the holidays where we’ve eaten every bit of homemade, double baked, triple dipped, finger-lickin’, grandmas blue ribbon winnin’ morsel out there and now you’re just plain TIRED of polluting…

How to Run (a.k.a., Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!)

So here’s how I was taught to run in my 101 class. But I’d first like to start off by saying that even though you can do this all on your own it would be so much better to do it with others, whether you join a class or call up a couple of people…