Tragedy In The Park

Ignorance is bliss, they say. I don’t watch the news much these days and some things I realize I might be ignorant about but the peace and calm I get in my blissful state, sometimes outweighs the benefits of being knowledgeable about current affairs. It seems there’s always some news item to focus on that will take my…

10 Tips For Authors Who Want Me To Buy Their Books

When I was a child, I thought as a child. I read the fairytales that every other little girl did, and dreamed of the day some knight would ride in on his white steed to rescue me from whatever tower I’d been locked in. In short, I was delusional.  Even in fiction, that barely happens, Like Julia Roberts…

Time Is Money 1

The truth is that I have a gym membership I don’t use. I tell myself that because it only costs a little bit each month, it’s okay for me to go only sporadically. But a few days ago, I got a horrid surprise in that my annual membership fee was deducted from my account and…

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This week was my best ever and I’m not the only one saying so. I accomplished a 7 day streak on my Nike Fuel app – I got to my goal of 2400 points/day for 7 days in a row (that happened on Tuesday). After that, I went one day where I went 150% of…

Photo of the day

If I had to choose a picture to represent today, it would be this one of the view around Central Park Boathouse that I snapped during this morning’s 5K run. Starting the day amid this kind of scenery does a person good for the rest of the day.

Half Marathon

Last week, I promised myself that I would amp up my daily activity. And today I set a standard I probably won’t make for the rest of the week but it made for a really active Sunday. Indeed today will be remembered as the day I walked a half marathon in my neighborhood so although…

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As a child, I couldn’t sit still. I had so much energy. I never walked somewhere if I could run instead. I didn’t sit down if I could jump around. I couldn’t tell you the number of times I got hurt because I couldn’t obey the instructions to not move around so much. And I…

How Long Is Too Long?

Several times, I’ve tried one plank challenge or another. Usually, it’s a month long challenge – start on day 1 by holding your body in whatever plank position you want to attempt for a small amount of time. The goal is to keep increasing how long you can hold the position until at the end of…

Tales From The Run – Goals Met and Celebrity Sightings

Today I reached my goal: 25 miles in a month might not seem like a lot to some of my marathoner and ultra-runner friends but when you’ve been slacking on running for a while, 25 miles is a great accomplishment. And I did it thanks to my MODRUN running streak. I set a goal and…

Me Gusta Correr

I ran 2.2 miles this morning before breakfast and while I was out, I was just singing to myself, like a mantra, Me gusta correr. Me gusta correr. I like to RUN!    Does running make you happy? I think we should do the things we love. If an activity or a job or a…

Tales from the gym 

A few days ago, I showed you what was on my phone’s camera roll. Today, I’ll let you in on what I’m thinking about my workout experiences.  I returned to my gym yesterday. I haven’t been there in a while and it shows in more ways than one. I’ve lost some of my fitness and…

Free To Run

To celebrate Veteran’s Day – being able to live in the land of the free, – I went out for a 2 mile free run this afternoon. No worries about pace, just run.  I like that I got these shots because now I see how my strike changes when I run downhill. On a flat…