2017:  The Bad & The Good in It

Each year begins with high hopes, moderate and lofty goals, and dreams waiting to be fulfilled.  This year I was hoping for redemption after spraining my ankle twice in 10 weeks, and still had some problems with my piriformis going into January.  It had only been 3 months since it spasmed after the marathon and…

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Grand Rapids Half Marathon, a recap

This race can be summed up in one word: wet. I have done this race in some capacity since 2009, and not once has it rained. The race director said it has never rained on race day until this year. They have had fourteen years of dry weather. I hope it’s another 14 years before…

Fat Shaming

I’ve been fortunate to not have been directly fat shamed since I’ve started running.  Or maybe I have, and just let it slide.  I know that so many others have, and not all of them have been exactly “fat.”  Celebrities Alyssa Milano and Jennifer Lawrence have been fat shamed. Seriously.  Who can forget the drama…

Bayshore: Marathon No. 10

On May 27 I finished my 10th full marathon. As with every race I wrote amazingly witty things in my head along the way. And with every post-race “brain melt” I forgot every last bit. I wasn’t even planning to do the Bayshore Marathon this year.  My daughter signed up, hoping for redemption from her…

What’s on my Playlist*

Headphones we all have at least a working pair, a dead pair we should throw away but haven’t because it seems such a waste and a pair of Skullcandys that could be sent back for warranty coverage but haven’t bothered to send them off. If you run, walk, workout, watch TV and movies on dvd or…