Looking through songs with Strong as a theme (or in the Title) was surprising. Many seem to be about breakups, including this month's song, for which I'm going old school with Chicago's "Stronger Every Day" -- the refrain spoke to me. Of course I love the song, and maybe break up songs are kind of … Continue reading Stronger Every Day: January 2020
People have been talking so much about 2019 being the close of the decade (or 2020 being the start of a new one). Seems they can't even agree on when a new decade starts. So What can Change in a Decade? A whole lot, it turns out! Saying Goodbye There were many losses in the … Continue reading What can change in a decade?
I got to racing so much in November that apparently I was too busy writing up race recaps and never recapped November! It's my favorite time of year to race, which is why I have so many long sleeve tech shirts (which I like to sleep in). Running has been going well on just three … Continue reading Love Hurts: December 2019
No running through the snow but plenty of snow on the ground made the narrow city streets even narrower this year for Last Run Albany. Add in icy bits (my racing nemesis lately) and it's a good thing I always consider Last Run Albany a fun run. Packet Pickup This year they changed the location … Continue reading Last Run Albany Race Recap 12/7/19
I got a small break in October (see last month's "grade" herefor what's been going on), but it ramped up at the end of the month with my Dad's discharge from rehab and scrambling to try to find a suitable aide for him. They don't give you much notice. Running continued pretty strong, and since … Continue reading Reunited & It Feels So Good: October 2019
I know, I know -- I just ran a 10k a couple of days before this "race". I use the term race loosely. Trail runs/races just tend to be fun runs for me. That's the attitude I went into this with. A gorgeous weekend, a lake, trails, friends. What could go wrong? Packet Pickup We … Continue reading Lawson Lake Trail 5k Race Recap 10/14/19
Our group was slightly smaller than in past years, with Darlene @ Myfirst5kresting up for her 20 miler the next day (7 + a Half), and another running friend not able to make it. About evenly split between 5kers and 10kers. Packet Pickup We all picked up our packets the day of the race this … Continue reading Great Pumpkin 10k Race Recap 10/12/19
September was the month it all fell apart. In case you hadn't heard, we went to visit my parents on Labor Day, and my Dad ended up in the hospital that night. He spent almost a week in the hospital and is still in a rehabilitation center -- except then he ended up back in … Continue reading Missing you: September 2019
I'm not Pollyanna, I freely admit that. I do try to give people the benefit of the doubt. I still seem to manage to collect a lot of things to get peeved about though. Running out of ________ at the finish There is nothing worse than giving a race your all, only to find volunteers … Continue reading Pollyanna gets peeved
Who wouldn't love a taper? Only a crazy person! Of course there are a lot of crazy runners out there. Runners who run because it lets them run off the crazies. They're typically the ones that go stir crazy during the taper. Not me, nope. I'm an active person now, but it's not really my … Continue reading Embrace the taper!