The the old year didn't close out and the New Year is not starting off as I anticipated. I've been on the injured list (IT band issues, bursitis--don't old people get that??--and other aches and pains) since early November and my goal was to st... Read more
About a year ago I bought P90X and was so excited to get started. I had big dreams of a new bod. A couple of the guys in our office had done it and the results were amazing. But I quickly lost motivation and found it difficult to train for lo... Read more
Saturday I ran in the 1st annual Amish Country H.M. in Bird-in-Hand, PA, with more than 1,300 other runners. It was fabulous!
The race is in the heart of Amish Country and a big tourist area. I arrived Friday afternoon and checked into m... Read more
Yesterday was one of those perfect fall days (and today is, too). I didn't get out for my run until almost noon, but it was still cool and comfortable. Without any set plan, I headed toward the park, ran two one-mile loops, then headed out of ... Read more
The race was held in the beautiful Quemahoning area just south of Johnstown, PA. We didn’t get to enjoy its full beauty thanks to a foggy morning. Driving there was like traveling through dense cotton candy. At the last minute, I decided to ... Read more
Our local NPR station has continued the popular national, "In This I Believe" series. It sums up my thoughts on cycling perfectly. Enjoy.
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This past Thursday was the first "teaser" run in a series leading up to the Mountainback Ultramarathon (50 miles). The Nittany Valley Running Club offers the "Tussey Teasers", not races, so that runners can get acquainted with the course prior... Read more
During my appointment with the nutritionist, I mentioned that I strain plain no-fat or low-fat yogurt to get a consistency more like Greek yogurt. She asked if I knew what was in the liquid that I was straining out--could I be losing key nutri... Read more
I hold triathletes in the highest regard. You could say I'm in awe of them. And now they sit a bit higher on the pedestal after I did my first brick today in preparation for the September 12 Women in the Wild Adventure Challenge, a 12 mile bi... Read more
I tried, but I couldn't wait to August 1 to test out the broken toe on a short run. It's been more than 5 weeks. X-rays confirmed that it is broken (I waited 4 weeks before having it x-rayed) and beginning to heal.
I was walking the dog... Read more
I just spent the past hour typing up a new blog to tell you what I learned from my session with a sports nutritionist. Somehow I hit a wrong key and lost everything. So, here I go again . . .
Reason for appointment: Increase protein int... Read more
Four weeks ago I broke my little toe--at least that was the consensus of my pals--while loading the get away vehicle for vacation. Of course, I didn't sit still for any longer than it took us to reach our destination. Then it was kayaking, hi... Read more
It's been awhile since I've stepped on the scale or posted my progress. I can ignore the small, but slow weight gain when I don't record it. It's easier to step on the scale, look shocked, then forget what I just saw. I'd make a great ostrich... Read more
I am in the midst of a wonderful vacation with 6 fabulous, fun, adventurous women in the Adirondacks. We have a house on Lake Algonquin and we're here before the throngs of tourists arrive. It is perfect. We've been hiking, biking, and kayaki... Read more
Warm, bright sunshine
Cool refreshing breeze
Cotton ball clouds
Cows passively watching me ride by
Gentle rolling hills
Tumbling, rollicking roadside stream
Farmland and forest
Ridge and valley ... Read more