More than anything, I love a good conversation. As my friend Patti has reminded us at the salons she’s hosted, the art of conversation is like a muscle. It needs to be flexed, trained, honed, and rested appropriately. I look at SXSW as an opportunity to be a part of many conversations; sometimes, I’m just… Continue reading What I Got Out of 2015’s SXSW
A friend recently shared a link to Dr. James O’Keefe’s TEDx Talk from 2012, “Run for Your Life!” In it, the cardiologist discussed research that can be interpreted to show that endurance running can actually be bad for the heart. He said that exercise was an amazing drug but, like all drugs, there is an… Continue reading Is Distance Running Bad for Me?
For the last few days in Austin, it’s steadily rained. Yes, I know this is par for the course for those in the Pacific northwest (my friends in Oregon are laughing right now and calling me a wimp), but it is hard to be motivated to haul ass outside in the dark when faced with the… Continue reading Making Rainy Days a Workout Motivator
The other day, my husband shared a video with me. You’ve probably seen it–Kacy Catanzaro, who weights all of about 100 pounds, a gymnast, totally slays the American Ninja Warrior course in the Dallas finals. She’s the first woman to ever finish it. We were gasping and cheering as we watched. We were still talking… Continue reading I Want to Be Kacy Catanzaro
Despite my best intentions, I’ve allowed a lot of time to pass since my last entry. Tsk, tsk. But so much is happening–and so fast!–that I’m having a hard time keeping up with the living, much less the recording. There are worse problems. Since Hell’s Hills, I’ve done two more events (The Maze 30K and… Continue reading More Adventures of the Comeback Trail
On Sunday, I got up bright (well, not bright; it was pitch dark at 4 a.m.) and early to drive out to Bandera for BunMart. This is one of those events that I desperately try to make every year; I was lucky enough to be in on the first year, where I got my space… Continue reading A Reminder that Bandera is Not for Wimps
Today, I made the mistake of looking at pictures from the Baltic Run. Not the pictures that I took, mind you; those are great photos. I’ve looked at them several times and love seeing the people, the countryside, remembering the event. No — I looked at someone else’s pictures, a couple of which had me… Continue reading Weight Watching
My friend who’s originally from Minnesota sent me a casserole recipe the other day, or, as they say up there, “a hot dish, don’t ya know?” Since this is an assortment of stuff, it’s like a casserole post. Family Time Yesterday was a snowy day, so I stayed inside cooking. I made a carrot and… Continue reading Hot Dish, Don’t Ya Know?
I have a pretty high pain threshold. I’ve done/had done some things that are by all rights very painful and I’m not a whiner. I can suck it up with the best of them. Yesterday, I went to the morning run out at Walnut Creek. My back was achey, like labor pains, but what really… Continue reading Pain
This morning is cool, and I’m still in jammies with the windows open, listening to the sprinklers. I probably should have gone on the easy bike ride with the hubby this morning but it just felt so good to rest and not do anything. Part of my brain has been yelling at me, telling me… Continue reading Race Report: Inks Lake 30K