Bout of Books Update and Others

My goals last week were to: Write creatively everyday and finish 2 short stories – I did that Record & upload 7 video reviews – I made 5 YouTube videos, not all reviews though Read 3 books – yes, see below Blog everyday  – I did Send snail mail to 3 people – I wrote…

Speaking of running

And speaking of running, (because aren’t we always)… I laced up and ran a little bit this morning. My knee is still bothering me, and I’ve taken the bandage off so I am running around with a huge open wound on my knee but there is a part of me that just doesn’t care how…

Crop Over

Right now in Barbados, thousands of people – Bajans and international revelers – have gathered for Crop Over. It is their annual holiday to commemorate the harvest – after months of planting and nourishing, it is time to reap the crop and celebrate the yield. I, too, planted something and it’s not quite time to…

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…

The Week That Was

Last week, I didn’t post about my weekly goals because I was focusing on my monthly recap and intentions. But I did write about them in my journal so I’ll tell you now that I planned to: Read the Bible everyday – I did Read 3 other books – I finished 1 and started 2…

Halfway

I’m halfway there. After this morning’s run, I got a little notification that I’m halfway into my #ToughGirlChallenge running goal of 100 miles. At the beginning of May I started the daily workout challenge that I started with my virtual running-buddy and I’ve been keeping up with that by running at least a mile every weekday. In June, though,…

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…

Reading For Runners

Ask me anything and when I offer my own advice based on what I’ve experienced or thought about, I’ll also add a book recommendation so you can do some research on your own and maybe even come back and teach me a thing or two. I’m  in the middle of week 7 of my daily…

I Missed A Day

I was traveling yesterday and while I’d packed my sneakers, there just wasn’t time to fit in even a run. This morning, I tried to make up for it by running my weekly 5K – I covered 3.15 miles in 33 minutes – but my weekly mileage is still lower than it should be. This…

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…

Go Somewhere

Today, I attempted to run 3.1 miles – my first 5K of the season (more on that later). My route took me to the park where there was a group of children – age ranging between 8 and 13 years old probably. They had congregated in a little area close to the entrance of the…

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…