The Difference a Decade Makes in Women’s Running Books

  While ringing up my purchases, the helpful clerk at BookPeople asked conversationally, “Did you find everything you were looking for?” Sighing wearily, I responded, “Yes, I did. That one book I came to get…and these four others I couldn’t help buying.” Books are my crack. The most successful way to deal with this addiction is… Continue reading The Difference a Decade Makes in Women’s Running Books

My 5K Run with the 2016 Presidential Hopefuls

This morning, I ran a 5K with the candidates vying for presidential office in 2016. See, I’ve added a 3.something-mile loop after my Tuesday morning exercise class. Because the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail is a crushed-granite, groomed pathway, the only variable each week as I circle Lady Bird Lake is my… Continue reading My 5K Run with the 2016 Presidential Hopefuls

Going the Distance in Marathons & Marriage

Hubby and I love a date night celebration, and we were out on Friday, dressed to the nines, in full empty nester foodie mode. We were trying one of Austin’s amazing downtown restaurants, Counter3.Five.VII. Yes, it’s a clunky name but it’s illustrative. The seating area is a u-shaped counter, so that diners rub elbows as they… Continue reading Going the Distance in Marathons & Marriage

Decluttering Dilemma: What to Do with Those Darn Race Shirts

Every New Year, I’m infected with decluttering fever. Nothing is safe. Sooner or later, I get around to my closet. Not that it’s particularly problematic. I’ve long had rules to limit accumulation of stuff. For example, when a new pair of shoes comes in, an old pair goes out. I denote which items are worn… Continue reading Decluttering Dilemma: What to Do with Those Darn Race Shirts