It has been an entire year since I last posted. I am not quite sure how that happened other than life happened! What's been happening since then? I am on break from Roller Derby for the summer. I just want to be outside. I have been running more. I lost a lot but it feels … Continue reading The passing of a year.
Monday has come and gone. This means I should have written and posted this two days ago. After all, #mondaygratitude is on MONDAY! But, life happens. I decided to take my nieces and meet up with friends and their kiddos and catch a Red Sox game at Fenway. That is my number one reason to … Continue reading Late but Still Grateful
A couple of weeks ago, my friend Bethany started a Grateful Monday post on her blog, Whoops Mom. She started with How To Rock A Grateful List Even If You’ve Never Done It Before where she not only shared her list of gratitude for the week but also how she was going about it: Here is how … Continue reading Taking the Time to be Grateful and to Seek Joy
Anyone who has ever met me knows I am extremely friendly. I like people, I like to see people happy and smiling, I like to spend time surrounded by people. There are times that this is extremely fulfilling and feeds my soul. There are other times that it can be draining and disheartening. Over … Continue reading The Value of Friendship
I know I wrote about DNF'ing 24 Hours of Shale Hell back in 2014, it wasn't a true DNF in the sense that there was no set distance to finish. It was simply a do what you could in 24 hours. After this weekend (December 3) at TARC Fells Ultra, I have my first real … Continue reading TARC Fells Ultra – 32 Miler – DNF
Hiking Doesn't Always Include a View - Part 1 With zero views the day before, drinking and stuffing our faces at Prohibition Pig, and my brilliant idea for everyone to hike from App Gap to Lincoln Gap, grabbing two of Vermont's 4000 footers, well, everyone but myself and Ruby as we were playing car sherpas, … Continue reading Hiking Doesn’t Always Include a View – Part 2
My friend Crystal, over at Muscles and Miles, posted the question "How you do it IT...!? How do you run the crazy long miles..!?" https://www.instagram.com/p/BIqmMGVDri-/?taken-by=crystalseaver It wasn't an easy question to answer because sometimes I wonder myself, "how do I do it." Before I can answer the how, I guess I should answer the why! … Continue reading How do you do it…!? How do you run the crazy long miles..!?
Originally written for and posted on http://www.newenglandspahtens.com, July 29, 2016. See the post here: http://www.newenglandspahtens.com/so-you-signed-up-for-24-hours-of-shale-hell-now-what/ So you bit the bullet and signed up for 24 Hours of Shale Hell or 8 hours, or some other race where you must go as many laps as possible in a given time period. Your reasoning might have been a … Continue reading So you signed up for 24 Hours of Shale Hell, now what!
A few weeks ago, my plans were all over the place. I finally had it nailed down, or so I thought, and then I had to change them again. The weekend turned out to be a fantastic time with friends, old and new; we climbed a few mountains, ate good food, played with puppies, and … Continue reading Hiking Doesn’t Always Include a View – Part 1
We all have our favorite events for one reason or another. One of mine is just over the mountain from me, tucked away in Goshen, Vermont. Infinitus is put on by The Endurance Society and is billed as a rugged trail race (registration is now open for 2017). Rugged is putting it mildly with distances … Continue reading Infinitus 2016