I Suck At This Because I Can

Two weeks ago I got to report that I returned to hiking after many moons of healing the terminal knee injury. That was a big deal. Brace yourselves. I have more news. I did a little running this weekend. It was just a smidge and completely unplanned. It was a shuffle, at best. Easy. Gentle….

Discovery Week

It is Week Six of the Terminal Knee Watch. I tried to run on the knee over the weekend. I was not successful. I discovered that although my knee will tolerate walking a 5k in under an hour, it will not tolerate any running at all.  Yet.  But that’s not all I discovered. I discovered…

The Knee-Buckling Cost of Information

I’ve got news for you, Buckos. When we debate the contentious issues surrounding affordable heath care we aren’t just talking about people on welfare. Your average working Joes and Janes need it too. I need it. I’m hurt and I can’t go to the doctor for treatment because I can’t afford it. I make too…

Like Manna From Heaven, Only More Heretical

For those of you following my ongoing treasure finds while running, it happened again today. I’m still working my way back to normal mileage following my viral lay-off so my runs are relatively short. It doesn’t take a long run. This day’s weather was perfect, my eyes were open, and magic was afoot. After a…

Wellness Today–A Tactful Dynasty

Today I am celebrating that I was finally well enough to go for a run last night. I have no idea what this virus might be named but it put me down for a solid ten days. In lieu of a clinical diagnosis I will call it New Year Blightitis or at any other occasion…

A Year Ago This Week, Week Four

Continuing the weekly arguments that 2016 was not all bad, I’ve created a series of posts designed to exonerate the year. This is the fourth installment in that series. A year ago this week I renamed this blog. I think it used to be called Wellness For The Road, which was a spin-off of my…

Emphasis On The Rum

About a month ago I wrote a post about a handful of objects I found out on a run, including a full set of fairy wings. Let me see if I can find it again. Oh yes, here it is.  Click the link to read it again. Or for the first time. Yesterday’s run was…

I’m Taking This Fun Business Seriously

It was just an ordinary run. Ordinary mileage. Ordinary route. Ordinary weather. No different from any average day’s run over the last 20 years. In terms of found objects alone, it was hardly extraordinary. In town, out of town, at a race, on the trail, lots of stuff gets left behind on the road for…

A Displaced Love Letter

My book club assignment is to write a love letter to running. I write a sentence like that and it feels like I should capitalize Running. A love letter to Running. As if Running is a lover/spouse/significant other. As if running exists independently of me and it is something I join from time to time. Something…

When PRs Are Out of Reach, For What Do We Reach?

It’s a funny thing about PRs. Technically, they stand forever, do they not? They stand until we break them, and then the new one stands. No one can ever take a PR away from us. Once earned, a PR is a bragging right forever. But there comes a point when our PRs are a decade…

Declare It Divine

So here we are at the end of another racing season. I am an Iron Runner again after a seven year hiatus. I am a marathoner again after a five year hiatus. I will place in the top five for my age group in the series, and I am the only woman in my age group…

The Give-aways In Our Addictions

I just can’t say it enough. Or loudly enough. My friends, wellness is not just about fitness. It’s about being whole. Losing weight doesn’t automatically bring emotional chemistry back into balance all by itself. Sticking to a diet doesn’t shift mental health into automatic harmony. Running, yoga, lifting weights, eating right; these are all important…