It has been a long, long time since I've really looked into the future and had any sort of bucket list. This Spring I do! A short getaway . . . maybe even two This move was a temporary assignment for Mr. Judy. 13 years later . . . still, our plan has never been … Continue reading My Spring Bucket List 2022
The lure of all distances
Some runners like the distance races. Other runners prefer the shorter races. Me? I enjoy the challenges of all the different distances I've tried. The 5k In some ways it seems runners either love or hate the 5k. Short -- but still challenging. You can't go out too fast or you'll most likely be dying … Continue reading The lure of all distances
Compassion: February 2022
Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others. -- Yasmin Mogahed Short, succinct. What a beautiful definition of compassion. From a 13 year old girl, apparently. I showed my mom compassion by buying her the roses for Valentine's Day. It had been a busy, tiring week with all that … Continue reading Compassion: February 2022
What can happen in a decade? Part II
Alternative title: Running into my 60sToo much to put into one post! Last week I tackled 2012 - 2017; you can read that here. Now we're on to 2018 - 2022, although in retrospect, 2022 is just starting -- but hey, we're ending with me leaving my 50s behind. Spoiler Alert: the 50s were rocky, … Continue reading What can happen in a decade? Part II
What can happen in a decade?
Alternative title: Running into my 60sA lot of half marathons, it turns out! By my standards, anyway. Considering I'd just barely begun to run ten years ago. In fact, the halfs were run in seven years, since COVID put a stop to half, for me, for now. This is going to be a long one, … Continue reading What can happen in a decade?
Top 6 List of 2021
I haven't raced in a long time, and for a variety of reasons, my mileage was pretty low in 2021. So could I find six things to love about running in 2021? Shorter runs I know there are runners that love that long run, and I'm not saying that I hate it, but it's so … Continue reading Top 6 List of 2021
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. -- Dalai Lama I showed myself compassion by realizing that at least in Winter, I just cannot go and stay for days at my mom's. I don't sleep well. It's stressful. I know what these visits mean to her, but I also know … Continue reading January 2022
I Tried It: Iphone Photography Academy
Do you get caught by those Facebook Ads? Most of the time I resist, but sometimes I get suckered in. Sometimes it's a good deal, sometimes I really wish I hadn't clicked through. I had seen ads for the Iphone Photography Academy ( henceforth IPA, not to be confused with beer) for a long time, … Continue reading I Tried It: Iphone Photography Academy
Is it ever too cold for running?
Some people will tell you that as long as you have the right gear, it's never too cold to run. There is a kernel of truth to that statement, but there are truly dangerous conditions when you should either reschedule or take it to the treadmill -- or do some other type of inside cardio … Continue reading Is it ever too cold for running?
Move More, Exercise Less
Yes, I totally stole the subject "move more, exercise less" from a Peloton instructor. No, I don't know which one. I embraced it in 2021, too. Which meant that while it was one of my lowest mileage years in running miles -- although not the lowest -- I still kept busy moving. Pacing I pace … Continue reading Move More, Exercise Less