I preface this review by stating emphatically that I am not a shoe guru, nor am I a running expert. However, I do run and I wear running shoes, so I feel somewhat justified in sharing my two cents' worth. If there was one positive thing to come out of 2020, it was that I... Continue Reading →
50, 2020 and 5. Counting Blessings in a Crazy Year.
Training for a 50K during a pandemic year, and living in a state now hit by five hurricanes? Go away, 2020 - you're drunk! There's nothing I can say about 2020 that hasn't already been said. We're all ready to turn the page on this year. I could write a lengthy blog about all of... Continue Reading →
It’s Not OK
Last Saturday, I was enjoying a long run in the trails at my local wildlife refuge. About 5 miles in, I emerged from the woods onto the levee which runs parallel to a highway. As I paused to snap the above photo, grab some water and enjoy the coolish breeze, a pickup truck slowed to... Continue Reading →
Product Review: MUIR Energy Gels
*Update - I recently tried Muir's cashew vanilla flavor which tasted incredible! No rush of energy, but again, it's labeled as a slow burner. It helped keep me going on my long run. Muir announced September 9th that they are discontinuing the sweet potato and oregano flavor, so apparently I'm not the only one who... Continue Reading →
The Art and Science of Injury Recovery: 5 Tips for Getting Out of Your Head and Back in the Game
As any professional or amateur athlete can attest, injuries are par for the course in an active lifestyle. From minor setbacks to major damage that can sideline you for weeks or even months, injury is an inevitable part of any sport. There is no lack of advice out there for injured runners looking to return... Continue Reading →
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 →
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
We could all use a little support right now, especially those managing small online businesses. I am starting this post to share some of my favorite products in the hopes that they'll become yours, and in the process we'll support some awesome folks working to keep their dreams alive and their families fed. If you... 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 →
Things to Do Besides Worry
I confess. I let the beginning of Lent slip right past me. I let all of the busyness of life take priority. I didn't commit to giving anything up or to taking on any positive habits. I didn't even recognize Ash Wednesday. Then came coronavirus. All around us, life as we know it is coming... Continue Reading →
Screaming Monkey 100 – Rescheduled
Rescheduled! November 7-8, 2020 Don't miss this awesome trail festival!