Weekly Wrap 06.20.2016

Riding in Plainfield

Getting back into the blogging thing can be hard… but I find that some of the routine really helps. So thank you to Holly and Tricia for hosting the Weekly Wrap! The name of the game this week was figuring out how to put on my new long-sleeve wetsuit properly so I can swim well, […]

Weekly Wrap 04.18.2016


Happy Monday!  It’s a lovely 79 degrees, so WAY different than the snow we got last weekend!  I ran outside in a t-shirt & shorts on Saturday, and should have switched to a tanktop! Getting things under way with my Weekly Wrap.  Thank you Holly and Tricia for hosting the Weekly Wrap!   Monday:  Yoga. Good as always! […]

Advice for the Earlier Running Self

Advice to my earlier running self

I love this writing prompt from the lovely ladies who host Tuesdays on the Run: “If I only knew then…. What advice would you give your new runner self?”  I got into running when I was in college, initially for just keeping fit. I did my first 5K in 2004 (senior year of college), and then […]

Weekly Wrap 04.10.2016


Hello!  It’s a happy Sunday, although it SNOWED this weekend (!) because I got out of Swimming Jail today!  I’m not confined (only) to the endless pool, but actually swam in a real pool today!  And now I’m a bit nice and tuckered out from that plus a bike ride, so time to blog my […]

Shamrock Shuffle 2016 Race Report


Yesterday I ran in my 7th consecutive Shamrock Shuffle. Read my past recaps:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010. Expo:  I got there late in the day, but left with some fun swag (sadly, unphotographed!). I got On Shoes for $40, and tried the new Nuun Watermelon flavor – and liked it (much less fake sweet […]