How can one measly hour totally crap up my week? Seriously, I can’t get out of bed in the dark. I can’t go to sleep at night. I’m out of sorts during the day. Damn Daylight Saving Time! Since the time change last Sunday, I’ve been out of whack. Combine that hour loss with dark,… Continue reading Giving a Big Middle Finger to Daylight Saving Time
Last Friday, I got a text from my son: “I’m sorry to hear about Leonard Nimoy, Mom. I know he was a big part of your life.” And that is how I learned that Mr. Spock had died. I spent many of my childhood summers visiting relatives in Illinois. The best times were spent at… Continue reading How Mr. Spock Changed My Life
I like winter. (Caveat: I’m talking about Texas winter, which is defined by sustained temperatures in the upper 30s and a lack of icy precipitation. Everybody in Boston can roll their eyes right now.) My marathon PR was set on a cold and windy day when all the Kenyans dropped out due to unfavorable conditions; I… Continue reading Why Am I Cold All the Time?
These news items just beg for a bit of commentary. Edible coffee cups are hitting the market and Kentucky Fried Chicken, of all places, is putting them out with their Seattle’s Best Coffee service. According to Stephanie Strom’s NYT article, the cups are made out of a wafer coated with a chocolate lining, which naturally melts when the hot liquid… Continue reading The News: A Little of This, a Little of That
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?