I admit I took a hiatus from writing this summer. I was outside a lot and ran a lot of races. I was inside a bit visiting with family who live on the West Coast and I get to see all too seldom. So a little over a week ago, I ran a 10 mile… Continue reading Race Recap – Ithaca 5 & 10
The week leading up to Homecoming at our local high school – and throughout the district – is called Spirit Week. Yesterday kicked off the start of Spirit Week 2010 with the annual reversal game. The girls – juniors versus seniors – play flag football while the boys are cheerleaders. This year there were two… Continue reading Spirit Week
When you set a long-term goal, how do you tell if you are making progress? Do you break it down into small steps and check those off as you go? I am talking about my running goalS for the year. My first goal, which was set near the end of January, was to run a… Continue reading Goal Adjustment
The people in upstate NY that live over the Marcellus shale formation should be happy that the EPA has chosen to hold a hearing in Binghamton, NY. I realize that this issue is dividing our communities but I also think that public hearings should not be forums for long political speeches. The current rules are… Continue reading EPA Hearing Feelings
I should have sat down after two days last week at the Great NYS Fair and posted all of these various “things” that caught my eye. If I had the web cam that was showing the sand sculptor working on this sculpture would have been active. I am not even sure if there is a… Continue reading Sand Sculpture – NYS Fair
I made a quick tweet on Tuesday morning that I was going back to school for the first time since 1983. Hope I didn’t age myself any with that statement. It seems that a lot of my friends are experiencing that first day for the first time – first day of preschool, first day of… Continue reading Back to School
I am a guest blogger over at Katie’s today. Please head over to Legally Fit to see what is going on with Katie and what I have to say about choosing a training plan. Okay, so the post doesn’t have a lot about actually choosing the plan but you’ll get it I am sure.
I spent two full days at the Great NY State Fair in Syracuse, NY this past week. Both days involved leaving the house so that we arrived at the fair before noon. Both days had the goal of going to some free concerts at Chevy Court – an open courtyard area with a stage that… Continue reading Great NY State Fair
A hugely anticipated part of the Great NY State Fair is the annual butter sculpture. This sculpture has been a NY State Fair staple for 42 years. At times, the sculpture is a person but many times, and this year is no exception, the sculpture is of an idea.
First, I want to thank Maria at BOREDMommy for leading this group of women reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love. I had read the book previously but jumped on the band wagon – although I fell off along the ride – to re-read the book before I head to the theatre to see the movie.… Continue reading Eat, Pray, Love – Indonesia