What is it about pasta (or almost any carbohydrate, for that matter) that makes the world a better place? I especially crave pasta after a really bad day full of stuff going wrong. Curiously, I don’t eat carbs the night before most competitions (though I will have some plain oatmeal the morning of most events)Continue reading “I Get Mad, I Eat Spaghetti”
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Note To The Athletic Wear Industry: Are We Invisible? Or Too Big For You?
I don’t make excuses and don’t provide explanations, reasonable or otherwise, for what I look like. But I’m asking the makers of workout clothes and footwear: why not us, too? You make nice things in bright colors and patterns for the “typical” athlete. Somehow, as the sizes get larger, the choices get smaller. Black andContinue reading “Note To The Athletic Wear Industry: Are We Invisible? Or Too Big For You?”
The Fix-It List
It never fails. Every weekend, there is a to-do list. Stuff to fix, take care of, buy, deal with, or otherwise handle. I like lists. I live and die by them when I work every day. I would rather not do the same on the weekends. But that’s how life works. This weekend’s list startedContinue reading “The Fix-It List”
WWHD? (What Would Hilda Do)?
To misquote The Beatles, When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary does not come to me. The question, WWHD, or What Would Hilda Do, is what I often ask myself instead. Hilda Bernstein was my great-aunt, my father’s aunt, and his mother’s sister-in-law, to make things clear (or not). She was quiteContinue reading “WWHD? (What Would Hilda Do)?”
The End (of the race season) Is In Sight—And Retirement Is Coming!
The final road race of the season is Monday. A 5K with what passes for hills here. I did it last year and was not ready for the elevation meltdown at the end. This year, with additional practice on bridges and my kickboxing routine, I hope to do better. I don’t race during the summerContinue reading “The End (of the race season) Is In Sight—And Retirement Is Coming!”
I Spring-Cleaned To Exhaustion
It seemed like a good idea. Clean out the closet and clothes drawers, and donate to charity. It led to a pissy mood staring at my untidy pantry, pulling everything off the shelves, cleaning them, and ordering canisters, racks, and bins to reorganize everything. It’s all my husband’s fault. He was watching a cooking showContinue reading “I Spring-Cleaned To Exhaustion”
I Nailed The Trail (And Then Self-Cared With Fried Chicken)
I did my first 5K trail race this weekend. I finished second in the age group, but to be honest, there were only two of us in the group. And I was the third-oldest runner there. Conditions were cool, foggy, and smoky (out in a rural area where burning is a common way of clearingContinue reading “I Nailed The Trail (And Then Self-Cared With Fried Chicken)”
A Little (50K) Something Different
If you would like to help out with the hospital’s work, you can donate on my registration page. The event is on March 6.
It’s Perfectly Cold Out There…So Where Is Everyone?
It was 38 degrees outside for my run this morning. Cold by our local standards. Not bad, according to the rest of the country, mostly either brushed or buried in snow, freezing rain, black ice, and/or temperatures with single digits and/or negative values. So where was everyone this morning? I was the only runner outContinue reading “It’s Perfectly Cold Out There…So Where Is Everyone?”
“Black Everest” And Why It Matters
I’m tired. So much for the holidays. Working over 40 hours, caring for a house and spouse, keeping up with all things COVID, and of course, working out. I added a new routine to my routine, but that’s for another post. This one is about people who are probably more tired than me on anyContinue reading ““Black Everest” And Why It Matters”