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 →

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 →

Midlife Epiphany

Great ideas or "aha moments" can strike at any time. I have friends who swear their best thoughts come to them in the shower. Others keep a notepad on the nightstand for late-night brainstorms. For me, it's usually on the trails. I've taken to using Siri to dictate random thoughts that occur to me as... 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 →

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