Happy Saturday!

Hope you’re having a fun weekend.

This morning I set out at 5:15 am for the city to run the Autism Speaks 4 Miles of Hope event in Central Park.

Autism Speaks 4 Miles of Hope

I’m a member of the New York Road Runner’s Club and if we run 9 of their races during the course of the year, and volunteer for 1 race we get guaranteed entry into the NYC Marathon for the following year. I’m not sure yet if I want to run it again (I have run it twice), but I might as well work toward getting entry and then I can decide later on. Today’s race marks the 6th race. I’ve got 1 scheduled for October, 1 for November and one for December and I just signed up to volunteer to give out race bibs one day next month. So I’m on track to complete the 9+1 requirement.

Mike and Lisa (two of my Ragnar teammates) were coming into the city to run their first of 2 runs today so we met up on the corner of 77th and Central Park West and they met Forest(er) for the first time.



It was my first time driving the new wheels over my favorite bridge and into the city.

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My favorite bridge

And ironically I was parked in the Subaru Forester section. An older version was parked right in front of me.

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We ran about a mile and a half to where I had to pick up my race bib.

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one of the volunteers must have had a lot of time on their hands. They pinned 4 safety pins together and left little groupings. So you just had to grab one. =)

Then we met up with Marlon, a running peep who I’d never actually met in person before. He had the infamous Ragnar bag that’s been in our little relay running family for the last few years. Its’ got all the safety items like reflective vests and headlamps and fun things like soap crayons for decorating the outside of the van. I ended up running the entire race with Marlon which was great (thanks for the company Marlon!!). New stories to share and encouragement to keep me going through another hazy, hot and humid day. And a decent (for me) finish time.


After the race and a quick stop for iced coffee I headed home and jumped right in the shower. Then I grabbed the doodle and we went to my friend’s picnic.

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Hey Ma! They’ve got some good chicken. You should get a piece for yourself (and share with your dog…)

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Doodle loves to stand on picnic tables

We both had some kickin’ chicken….

And now I’m chillin’ on the sofa and watching some classic movies….Fools Rush In, then When Harry Met Sally and now Love Actually. Ahhh! I’m so happy to have nothing on the agenda tonight. (well I’ve got a ton of sweaty running clothes to wash but that can wait until tomorrow).

That’s it for now. Catch ya later…

What are your favorite types of movie? Did you run today? How far? How do you deal with sweaty running clothes? Any special detergent?


Hi there.

I’m back from a weekend relatively offline. I had a lovely weekend filled with running, hiking and even a little time spent down at the Jersey Shore strolling the boardwalk and enjoying the classics like mini golf, skeeball and ice cream!

I’m keeping up with my training and Saturday I ran 5 slow miles. It’s the longest distance I’ve run since the San Francisco Half about a month ago. I’m really excited that my foot is holding up. YAY!

Summer Running!

Summer Running!

Yesterday I didn’t run but I hiked for + hours and then took a 2.5 mile walk later in the day.

Late this afternoon I set out for a 3 miler but before I even got to the first mile I realized I was missing a very important part of running gear (especially on a sticky and hot summer day). The compression shorts that go under my running shorts. I was feeling a bit of chafing and immediately turned around (walked back) to re-dress and set back out again. Crisis averted!

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In total I covered about 4 miles. 3 1/4 of running and 3/4 of walking. It’s been so hot and humid the last few days that I just didn’t want anything hot for dinner tonight. I ended up making the most beautiful and healthy meal.

Tuna with homegrown tomatoes, kidney beans and romaine lettuce.

Tuna with homegrown tomatoes, kidney beans and romaine lettuce.

So September is here and I couldn’t be more excited! It means that my favorite season is just a few weeks away. And in just 2 weeks I’ll be headed out west—first to visit family in Arizona—and then to San Francisco for the Ragnar Relay to Napa! I’ve also got the Autism Speaks 4 Miles of Hope this Saturday.

What do you look forward to in September?

What’s your favorite Season?