well this explains everything

I hate excuses, especially when it comes to exercise, weight loss, etc. So now I find myself debating whether I should share a little tidbit that could validate many of those excuses. This new-found (and disturbing) knowledge has been tormenting me for a couple of weeks now. Misery loves company, so – screw it – I’m…

get out of your head and onto that mountain

Originally posted May 13, 2013 – edited The mountains were calling. Mr. Enthusiasm suggested we check out an area just outside the Red Rock Canyon state park, an area called Calico Basin. I cautioned that my hiking guidebook didn’t list any trails for that area, so we’d be going in blind. He shrugged and told me to live a…

it’s not about the exercise

Two weeks ago, the lovely Vilma of Free But Fun sent me an email, asking if I would join in on a giant chain letter blog hop focused on writing process. My initial response was, hell to the n-o, primarily because I wasn’t sure I even had a writing process. Then I asked myself, really, how bad could…

run or don’t. your choice.

Last Thursday I published a piece on my relationship with running. Specifically, I was trying to explore why running plays any role in my life, given that it’s an activity I generally don’t enjoy. Rather than write about my main concern: i.e. that my ego might be the driving force in my decision to run or not, I chose to focus on…

speaking of letting go, it may be time for a break-up

Running has been on my mind a lot lately. Mostly I’ve been pondering my love/hate [okay, mostly hate] relationship with this activity. I’m also trying to better understand why it is that I even care to keep running as part of my regime, considering I [mostly] hate it. My hope is that once I sort all of that out I…

let it go

Last week was a challenging one for a variety of reasons. And it’s time to let it go. A week ago Friday, a day when the temperature hit 104 degrees Fahrenheit in Las Vegas, our air conditioning decided it would work no more. There is no shortage of things to do and places to go to…