The crazy masseuse and a very old athlete

by Rebecca on August 27, 2014


I had no idea he had it in him, but apparently MFP is quite the recovery expert.

Sort of feeling domesticated and a good book

by Rebecca on August 20, 2014


This book is the reason that I did not run today.  I cannot tell you how long it’s been since I have read a really well-written story.  Yes, I am always reading, but mostly half-heartedly.  Anyway, this book is full of well-written stories, so staying up late has been totally worth it.  (I do plan […]

Oh sometimes I get a feeling…

by Rebecca on February 7, 2014

When last we left off I was a very sick mama who was seriously considering backing out of the L.A. Marathon if only to avoid another solidly mediocre performance like most of my other ones. The story is the same:  training goes well, I get sick.  Training goes well, I get injured.  I show up […]

Time for a day off and a new blender

by Rebecca on January 22, 2014


Every once in a while I like to write a post just to make you feel better about yourselves. First things first: I bet your blender is  better than mine.  Mine has two colors of masking tape on it to hold it together;  and since it still manages to leak, I have to make my […]

Some brilliant runs and a few lists for you

by Rebecca on January 4, 2014


Even though I’ve been battling it out with a mean, nasty cold this week, a few of my training runs have been absolutely brilliant.

Tempo runs, good reads and a catatonic stupor

by Rebecca on November 13, 2013


I woke up today ahead of my alarm clock with my cat walking in circles around my head.  I knew getting back to sleep was not going to happen, especially since, once my pets know that I have stirred, they are relentless in their pursuit of life’s comforts. “I need you to refill my water […]

All Good Things by Sarah Turnbull

by Rebecca on October 30, 2013

I am always looking for good books to read, so I thought I would quickly review of All Good Things, the book that I’ve finished most recently.

The three B’s: beauty, beer and books

by Rebecca on August 21, 2013


It’s that time of year.

Things that make me nervous

by Rebecca on June 13, 2013


A tempo run was on the schedule today, and because these are my least favorite sort of runs, I procrastinated for about two hours before I finally got myself on my dusty treadmill.  (Yes, Charlie hangs out on it and leaves behind his hair.) I am doing my required leg swings in this picture, just […]

Three things

by Rebecca on March 7, 2013


The little triumphs that come with a seemingly long week cannot be dismissed.  For example, Charlie will finally look at me when I call his name.