I Escaped The Invasion!

Last weekend, I participated in the Area 13.1 Alien Half Marathon in Roswell, Georgia. This is the event that I have been training for all summer long, through sticky, sweltering evenings and mercilessly hot weekends. Two weeks before the race, I caught a cold, which drained my energy, killed my taper plan, and turned into…

Snorlax Love

For the past couple of weeks, my daughter and I have been hunting Pokemon a la PokemonGo (along with everyone else in the world) almost every evening. It has gotten us outside and given us some time together just having fun. I have probably walked 10 miles just hunting Pokemon. Since our neighborhood has tons…

The Good Old Summertime

Summer is in full force here in the sunny South, with the heat and humidity both turned up to 11. We are still a month or so away from the “dog days” of summer, those dry, brown, heat-baked days when the only sound is the rising and falling hum of the cicadas and only movement…

Getting Started

In life, I often find that the hardest part of some project or task or chore is just getting started. Every year, usually around the holidays or the cold dark days of winter that follow, one of my running magazines will have an article about keeping your running motivation during the winter. As a runner,…

The Decluttering Season

As many of you know, I am a runner. However, I have not been running much lately. A string of illnesses and injuries have kept me off the roads and the trails. Now that the weather has turned colder, and it is almost dark when I get home in the evening, I have very little…