You don’t have to spend much time with me to know that I have a special place in my heart for running. I think about it almost all the time. I think about being outside. I think about the other people doing the same thing as we run past each other in opposite [...]
I often wonder if my time as a weight loss blogger turned marathon/maintenance blogger is coming or should come to an end. How long do I continue to sit down at the laptop and hope that (usually by some miracle) words will form coherently on my fingertips as the chaos of my thought process(es) [...]
is this blog still on?
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 3+ weeks since I spent anytime here on the blog. In fact it’s been over three weeks since I even opened my laptop and spent a significant amount of time surfing [...]
It’s three weeks until the Bluenose Marathon.
This last weekend should have been the epic 23 mile run. It didn’t happen. Neither did the 21 mile run scheduled the week before. Six weeks before the marathon I happen to catch the “bug” that had been going around. Luckily I wasn’t as [...]
I knew I was queer from a very early age.
Having a parent own a gay bar and spending much of your childhood watching drag queens dance around while getting the most fabulous Dorothy Hamill haircut in the neighborhood opened the “closet” door much easier for me. There could be some [...]
I’m not afraid to talk about mental illness. I’m not afraid to live my life literally as an open book for other people to examine, digest and take from it what they can. I’m not afraid to tell people, I often feel weak emotionally and can cry at [...]
Last week was a low point.
By comparison, this week was a high point.
This was a great week for me as a runner. As someone who is continually pushing through barriers (mostly the one’s in my own mind) I needed this week like it was no one’s business. [...]
I ran today.
Everything was wonky.
(video warning: Eff Bomb galore)
I didn’t really care.
Last week was a tough week.
Because of some serious pain in my feet, I choose to skip two scheduled runs. I ran a total of 12 miles and that 4 mile marker over there is from a long day of walking in hopes of keeping my feet stretched out so [...]