The Reveal

It can be pretty expensive to live in New York City but if you’re patient and creative, there are also lots of free activities you can indulge in. This weekend, I spent an hour or so perusing the collection at The Studio Museum of Harlem – admission is free on Sundays. As you might imagine,…

45

Including today, there are 45 days left in 2016. I don’t know about you, but that scares me. I haven’t accomplished my 2016 goals yet. I am lagging behind in almost everything even though I feel like I’ve worked harder on meeting my targets this year than any other. Sometimes, it just feels like time…

Appearances Matter

I used to work at a company where we often went out to do field visits. We would don our safety vests and set off in the company car to whatever faraway location we had business at. Often, our trip would last for hours, and we would need to stop for lunch. My supervisor, who…

Swipe Right

Welcome Blog Hoppers! Today is a special day since I’m meeting some of you for the first time. Thanks to Kristy‘s Blog Hop, today is my day in the spotlight. I’m going to do the blog equivalent of getting dressed up and tell you the best things about myself so you’ll swipe right to meet me, as though…

5 NYC Running Routes

I’ve been patiently waiting for the temperature to hit the high 50s. That’s perfect running weather for me – not too hot, not too cold. Following my extended winter hibernation, I started running again a couple weeks ago. Last week I ran twice. This week, I’ve already run once and plan to go out on the…

Big Weekend, Bigger Week

I saw this awesome quote and picture on Instagram.   “You do it because the doing of it is the thing. The doing is the thing. The talking and worrying and thinking is not the thing.” Setting goals and talking about them are one thing. But the act of working on them is quite another feat….

Past and Future

Last week, my goals were many and about half of them are still on my list this week because I didn’t accomplish them (deep sigh). You might remember I had planned to: Get to the gym 3 times  – I only went once. Details of my workouts below Complete week 1 of a 3 week…

5 Snapshots

Walking around New York City, there are lots of lifelike statues. This one of a mailman sorting through his delivery was too inviting for me to resist taking a peek over his shoulder. Yes, the letters have real addresses on them.  Every time I go to Coney Island, I ask myself, “Why don’t I come…

Overnight Camping Lessons

This weekend I had my first camping trip of the season. To sum it all up in one word: COLD.  I’ve never gone winter camping, mainly because I don’t have winter camping gear. Trust me, you need to be prepared to spend 24 hours outdoors. But the trip we had planned coincided with some unseasonably…

Uncomfortable Issues

U is for… Uncomfortable issues Over the weekend, one of the kids in my youth group asked me if I watched the news and I had to say, maybe not often enough but sometimes even that feels like too much. The news doesn’t have a lot of good in it but it’s also not a…

The Weekend That Was

I started my weekend outside in Union Square Park and ended it outside in Central Park. Here’s a little of what happened in between.   I love mushrooms but I think I could only eat the ones I buy in the supermarket.  These make pretty pictures though 😀             My goals…

Blog Everyday Challenge and Giveaway Winner

Long day. Started at 7 a.m. with a 2.7 mile run and it’s now 11:45 p.m. and I’m still up with no plans to go to bed soon, although I need to if I have any hopes of repeating the morning run. But I started the #BlogEverydayInSept challenge so I have to make so e…