Scientists have found that music lifts our spirits, lowers stress and improves health, keeps our aging brains healthy, reduces depression, improves sleep quality, reduces pain, helps you eat less and enhances running and exercise performance. To put it very basically, music makes me happy and fills me up from head to toe. It gets my adrenaline… Continue reading Music! Music! Music!
In Dallas I was tired, and it was dark, and it was rainy… So I had a lot of excuses… My travel schedule had begun to wear on me. So I didn’t run the first morning. The next morning, since I had been so off my schedule, I told myself to “just get down to… Continue reading Woman vs. Machine
I ran a rough forested trail the other day with my Saturday running group (well, on a Sunday). I kept reminding myself, “pay attention to your feet;” “don’t wander off in your thoughts;” “it’s okay to join in conversation but pay attention to the trail.” It was a wonderful run and as I came down… Continue reading Bad Habits are Hard to Change: $#@**&!!
This post is a special shout-out to John. He is an avid runner, a tall lean mean exercise machine. He would go out for runs well before sunrise. Usually a lone runner, he offered to pair up with me. Was it that piteous look in my eyes or the hovering and dropped hints, or… Continue reading Pre-dawn running: A different I-pod track
A week into the trip I was more than ready for a run. Once we hit Victoria Falls I didn’t need a gun-toting safari guide to go explore. I chose to run on my own, in broad daylight. I hit the asphalt road down to the Zimbabwe-Zambia border. On the way back I decided to… Continue reading Victoria Falls: To the Border and Back
Well the blog hiatus is over. What isn’t over is my post-Africa-vacation-back-to-work slump; I also find myself trying to get over my running slump. Hmmm, maybe because I didn’t really run when I was traveling. Gasp! Reality check: There was little opportunity to run as I made my way through four countries’ national parks… Continue reading Back on the Blog
Brett: Attached are pictures of my favorite winter gear. My Smartwool gator is a must for running when the temperature is in the low 20s and below. Ok – I also love my Smartwool socks and when the temp is in the teens, I wear 2 pair. Yaktrax (hotlinked here) provide traction on snow when… Continue reading Yes, Hot Chocolate is Winter Gear