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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
It’s that time of year.
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 […]
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.
I started reading this book on Thursday night when I really needed some toothpicks to stay awake.
A Good American is quite possibly the great American novel without even trying to be, an innocent and honest tale of German immigrants landing on American soil at the beginning of the 20th century with wide eyes and big dreams.