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On The Road Again: Moultrie, Georgia, Part II

The not-quite-finished, not-quite assembled house

Having overindulged in mediocre pizza, we were in need of exercise Monday morning. FKGuy and I even brought cold weather running clothes with us. The pouring rain had continued through the night, but fortunately the Holiday Inn Express has a gym. Well, they have two treadmills, a stair climber . . . → Read More: On The Road Again: Moultrie, Georgia, Part II

Validation (Why I ♥ My Fitbit)

Yes! Motivational email incoming!

I have a love-hate relationship with my scale. Well, it is more like an ongoing disagreement. I think the number displayed should be vastly different than the number actually being displayed, causing a lot of name calling. Yes, I yell at my scale. I know I am not alone.

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The Race That Wasn’t

If I commit to something, I typically do it. Whatever it is, no matter how annoying or how much I regret saying “Yep, sure, I can do that.” Somehow, it always happens. Last year when I committed to running a half marathon with Team in Training, I trained so that I would be prepared. I ran three . . . → Read More: The Race That Wasn’t

Hog’s Breath Hog Trot 5K

Babka at the Hog's Breath with Alison.

For the past eighteen years the Hog’s Breath has put on the Hog Trot, a Thanksgiving weekend 5K race. This was only my second one. I signed up late, was congested and had both wine and margaritas the night before. There was no way it was going . . . → Read More: Hog’s Breath Hog Trot 5K

Zonta 5K and Meeting of the Minds

Zonta 5K, where I was very, very slow

This weekend was the 20th annual Meeting of the Minds (MOTM), the annual Parrothead gathering in Key West. No, I did not attend. However, every year there is a rumor that Jimmy Buffett will be playing a show sometime during the weekend. Every. Single. Year. It . . . → Read More: Zonta 5K and Meeting of the Minds

I Heart New York

 

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I lived in New York City for six years after college (a while ago) and loved every minute of it. Well, most minutes of it. The part where I was run over by a taxi on my way to work? Not so much. The constant things to do and places . . . → Read More: I Heart New York

Backwards

I spend a lot of time wearing workout clothes. Don’t judge me. There are many reasons for this. 1) I exercise a lot.  OK, not that much, but enough to warrant a full workout wardrobe. 2) They stretch, and I am carrying around a few extra pounds, so they are the only pants that really . . . → Read More: Backwards

Ultra Marathons: Ultra Crazy?

Roughly the length of the Keys 100 Run

An “ultra marathon” is generally described as any race longer than the traditional, or “normal” marathon distance of 26.2 miles. I have decided that I will do the New York Marathon in 2012. I gave up my spot in 2011 due to knee surgery and then . . . → Read More: Ultra Marathons: Ultra Crazy?

Knee Surgery – Again

After many months of suffering through knee pain (and working out some insurance issues), I had surgery to cut out the damaged part of my meniscus last week. Having injured myself many times before, I am familiar with the whole surgery and recovery process. I showed up at 5:30AM, as instructed, to the outpatient facility . . . → Read More: Knee Surgery – Again

Sandy’s Cafe, Key West

I hesitate to call this a restaurant review because I am not sure if we can classify Sandy’s that way.  Yes, they serve food, and they even cook it to order. But the only seating (at what I affectionately refer to as the “chef’s table”) is a few stools by the window overlooking the grill. . . . → Read More: Sandy’s Cafe, Key West