A Tough Break + a Wednesday Wonderful!


Life, Running

This past Monday, I got a call from my orthopedist asking me to come in right away. If you’ve ever had any testing or imaging done, you know that quick responses are typically bad news. I rushed in to the doctors office that same afternoon, fully expecting to emerge on crutches and in an aircast. […]

June 28, 2017

Teacher Tuesday: A Teacher’s Summer Essentials


Life, Reading

Hi Friends:) IT’S FINALLY HERE! Summer. I thought it might never arrive! To be honest, my summer doesn’t really start until August, because I spend half of July directing a summer program for kids with disabilities. But I’m so looking forward to a few weeks of fun and family in July, then lots of days […]

June 27, 2017

Running Gear: Things That Work


Life, Running

Hello there! Whenever I hang out with newer runners or non-runners who are pondering getting into the biz, we end up chatting about my stuff. You know, my workout stuff. Now, anyone who works up a sweat on a regular basis has their favorite gear, but for runners it’s almost an intimate thing. The right stuff […]

June 25, 2017

10 Years Cancer Free & 5 Years Running


Life, Running

Hi Friends:) This summer is already looking to be jam-packed, and school isn’t even out yet! Just this week I’ve been running around like crazy, trying to make time for errands and family and work and workouts. Just today I had to head to my local hospital for an MRI on the tibial stress reaction […]

June 22, 2017

Running in Far-Away Lands: A Traveler’s Guide


Life, Running

Hi Friends:) I absolutely love traveling, and try to travel as much as possible. I’ve had an incredible past couple of months, where I’ve been lucky enough to jet all over the world! Check out my travel guides for Sardinia and New Orleans if you want to learn a little bit more about my trips. […]

June 21, 2017

The Best and The Worst: Half Marathon Memories


Life, Running

Hi Friends:) I’ve been living that #injuredlife for a couple of weeks now, so it’s been tough coming up with content for running-centric posts. I’ve been hitting the pool hard to keep my fitness levels up, and I’ve got to say, it’s nice to feel confident in the water for the first time in my […]

June 19, 2017

Wednesday Wonderfuls!


Life, Reading, Running

Hi Friends:) So, I finally went to an orthopedist last Friday. And he told me a few things. My never-ending shin-splints very likely are a very bad case of shin splints. But the aching pain along my left tibia bone also might be a stress reaction, a predecessor of the dreaded stress fracture. “I’m concerned, […]

June 14, 2017

Teacher Tuesday: First Edition


Life, Writing

Hi Friends:) Those of you who know me know that besides reading, writing, and running, I am also VERY passionate about my career. I’m about to finish my sixth year as a special education teacher, and although there are tough days, and I sometimes have to work long hours, it is all so, so worth […]

June 13, 2017