The Last 5

If you’d be interested in seeing the last 5 pictures on my phone… I am no professional image-maker but I find beauty in the candid shot. So when my friend sent me this one that her phone captured mistakenly when we met for a hot cocoa and a catchup on Friday, I saved it to…

NaNoWriMo 2017

It’s that time of the year again. November is National Novel Writers Month which means all over the country, would-be authors get an extra push and write at least 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. It sounds crazy but it can be done. The numbers work out to about 1700 words every day…

The Summer I Fell

I had these amazing plans for my year. I was going to get fit and look fabulous and prance around NYC in my brand new wardrobe, signing books that I had written effortlessly and that my adoring fans were plying me to autograph so they could treasure my words forever. It all looked perfect in…

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…

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…

Aren’t you celebrating St Patrick’s Day today?

In recent years, March 17 has been celebrated as St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday isn’t new but for many years, the celebration was localized in Ireland, some parts of Canada and Monseratt (the only former Irish colony in the Caribbean). The young man who became known as Saint Patrick was born in England as a rich man’s…

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,…

Fitness Focus 11 18 16

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.

NYC Marathon Lawsuit

I got an email today that puzzled and excited me. It came from the NYRR (New York Road Runners) group, the organization that runs the New York City Marathon. For several years, I have applied to get into the lottery. If you don’t know, there are way more people applying to run than they can allow…

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…

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…