June to July

It’s in the bag. June has ended. In fact, the first 6 months of the year are behind us and the long days of summer are officially here. With these longer hours of daylight, it becomes a little easier to get things done. I wake up earlier, go to bed later, and because I’m getting…

Summer Running

I’m in week 8 of the daily workout challenge that I started with my virtual running-buddy and getting a little bored with my daily running routine. Every morning, I lace up my sneaks and without spending time to warm up, I start running as soon as possible. Usually, I am hurrying because I’m trying to beat the sun coming…

Finish Strong

Finish Strong. That’s something I used to hear when I ran with the NYRR. I’d be close to the finish line, panting with what felt like my last breath, and an eager spectator or volunteer would shout out what they thought was encouragement but for me, sometimes felt like just an annoyance… Finish Strong… meaning,…

Run My Life

This week, my running goal was to run 12 miles over 5 days. Monday was the start of week 7 of the daily running challenge that I started with my virtual running-buddy and I announced my intention for the week in this post. So did I actually accomplish that goal? Let’s see. Monday goal: 2 miles I ran 2 miles …

Write Me A Love Song

A few days ago, I attended an event and had a chance to spend a little time with someone I’d only met once before. For me, the event was pretty normal but yesterday, I heard that this casual acquaintance made some truly nice remarks about me afterwards. She talked about the things she admired about…

Get More Done On The Longest Day Of The Year

Last week is gone, and the new one is already far spent. It’s past time to reflect on how I did on my goals last week and what I plan to accomplish this week. LAST Week’s Goals/ plans Read the Bible everyday – I did Read 3 books – I read a lot but didn’t…

The day the excuses didn’t matter

The struggle was definitely real this morning – high temperatures, waking up groggy from not enough sleep and a tightness in the back of my right leg from maybe overdoing yesterday’s attempt at the Shaun T workout. I had a few good reasons for skipping the run this morning but when I started the daily workout…

Adding Another Challenge To A Packed Week

Last week, I posted my goals for all to see so it’s only right that I let you know whether they were just for show or if I actually worked on and met those targets. Last week’s intentions: Read the Bible everyday – check Read 3 books – fail. I started 2 huge books but…

Shoutouts

At the end of Week 5 of the running challenge, I must give a shoutout to some of the people who’ve encouraged me along the way. I probably wouldn’t have started if it wasn’t for a conversation I had with my challenge partner  My Runkeeper friends who clicked to like every one of the workouts…

Whether The Weather Permits

The sun hasn’t made an appearance in New York City in about 3 weeks. Okay, that might not be completely true but that’s what it feels like. It’s been rainy or overcast almost everyday for a long time so while we’re at the time of year where we want to start planning outdoor activities, it…

New Weekly Goals

Last week, I didn’t post my weekly goals. It was the end of the month and 2 goal posts around the same time felt a bit much. That being said, my intentions were to: Read the Bible everyday – I did Read 2 books from my TBR – I finished one (I reviewed it here)…

Week End

I came across this temporary mini art installation in my neighborhood on Friday. Of the 9 pieces on display, this one is my favorite, although I can’t explain why. Maybe because it is utilizes waste material, maybe because it looks like something a collector (read, hoarder) would construct from a junk drawer that she claims consists…