Hengill Ultra

Hengill Ultra

I traveled to Iceland with pals Lisa Dailey and Carol Frazey to participate in the Hengill Ultra. Carol and I had signed up to run the 53 kilometer race and Lisa was set to run the 10K. Once we arrived I didn’t sleep for more than a couple of hours a night...
Vaccination + Ragnar = New Love

Vaccination + Ragnar = New Love

So, seriously—and I’m not exaggerating—the isolation during the lockdown nearly pushed me over the edge. I followed all the rules the best I could and did my part to prevent the spread of the bug that took our known lives away from us (and hundreds of thousands of our...
10 for 10

10 for 10

The year 2020 has been really bizarre so far, right? Obviously, we as a collective are in the midst of some crazy shit… and some important challenges. And to a person, everyone I know is facing hard things individually—myself included.  Early on in the...
M is for Memory

M is for Memory

I’ve written a lot over the years about running at the back of the pack in actual races, but I’ve rarely written about being a late bloomer—or a re-bloomer—in real life. As we round the corner into this Christmas season, I’m calling up, as I do every year, the memory...
L is for Love

L is for Love

She came into my life at a happy time. We called her Fuji-san, like the mountain, because her personality was big. And I brought her into the family to round out my little brood of furry creatures already consisting of Bronte the fluffy cat and Jane the pug.  I’d...

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