Love the Trail You’re On

I almost didn't post this picture from my run yesterday. It's been so incredibly hot and humid here this week. I was pouring sweat, and every freckle on my face seemed to scream, "Look at me!" Combine that with the fact that I miss my friends, am still recovering from back surgery, and in a... Continue Reading →

Who Cares?

I'll let you in on a little secret. I care. Despite the determined, hard outward exterior I sometimes put on, words get to me. When someone directs hatefulness toward me or a loved one, I take it to heart. I will brood on it, spending way too much time trying to think if I did... Continue Reading →

Ain’t it Good to Know?

I've been looking forward to this week for some time. One of my besties and I had tickets to see Carole King in concert. As with all planned gatherings of more than 10 people, our concert fell victim to COVID-19 and has been postponed to a yet-to-be-determined date. I'm disappointed, of course, but given how... Continue Reading →

Through the Mud

Writer Marc Peruzzi caused quite a stir mid-2019 with his article in Outdoor Magazine, "Trail Runners are Lazy Parasites." The premise of the inflammatory article was that the number of trail runners is growing exponentially, but not the number of folks who actually care about the trails and want to take care of them. Peruzzi's... Continue Reading →

Girl Gone Mild

If you have kept up with my posts, or you're just a random unlucky Web surfer who stumbled upon my rants, you know that I am a runner who has been struggling with the ups and downs of recovering from knee surgery. If there is one piece of advice I hear most frequently, it's "Take... Continue Reading →

Who Does She Think She Is?

Recently, my community experienced yet another tragic example of schoolyard bullying leading to suicide. A young girl at my son's middle school took her own life, following alleged repeated bullying by her classmates. As you can imagine, this tragic incident has brought bullying back to the spotlight. Hopefully, it means parents will have meaningful discussions... Continue Reading →

Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue. I've heard and used this phrase all my life without giving it much thought. Recently, however, it's been in the forefront of my mind as I recover from injury. (If you recall from a previous post, I was training for a marathon. I did complete that race - yay! - but... Continue Reading →

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