Getting Outside with LÄRABAR (plus a Giveaway)


Today’s post is sponsored by LÄRABAR but my love of their bars is all my own. Get Outside I love to exercise outdoors. I am a runner first and foremost, and as I have, ahem, gotten a little older, I appreciate more and more the joy of trail running. Some days, though, it’s great to […]

Top of the Local News: OUR Anniversary!


It’s Our Anniversary! Fifteen years ago today, my husband Alan and I woke up at about 4:00 in the morning, dressed in running clothes, and drove to Palm Springs to run the Tram Road Challenge. We had done this many times, in fact, we had met each other three years previously at that race. In […]

The Ticket: Adventures in Traffic Court


You know you were up a creek when a $300 fine sounds good. I haven’t talked about this before, but last month I got a ticket, my first in over 15 years, for running a red light. No, I didn’t hit the gas and fly through an intersection at breakneck speed trying to beat the […]

Shopping for the Big Dogs: Fall Shopping Guide


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boombox Network . The opinions and text are all mine. If you have a lot of dogs like I do, they don’t often get “gifts” (aside from lots of kisses and snuggles). But, with the weather cooling down and the holidays coming at us […]

Train Smarter: 5 Ways to PR Running Three Days a Week

Race PR

Personal Record. PR. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? For many runners, setting a personal best time in a race is their ultimate goal. It also may seem unattainable, requiring hours and days of training that just aren’t possible for some athletes. While running five or six days a week may seem […]

Playing 50 Questions for Friday

50 Questions

To celebrate Friday I thought that I would join in the 50 Questions game that is going around the blogging world right now. Well, it’s not really a game, but I feel like I’m playing along with some of my favorite bloggers including Angela, Christine, and Rachel. Before I get started I want to take a moment […]