Thoughts on Memorial Day

I usually post on Sundays, but this week I wasn’t quite sure what to say. I am always somewhat uncomfortable saying “Happy Memorial Day”. Memorial Day is dedicated to soldiers who left for battle and never came back, which is not something to be especially happy about. However, those brave men and women fought forContinue reading “Thoughts on Memorial Day”

May your Feet take you where your Heart wants to Go

It’s getting warmer outside and this is the perfect time to get out and go running, walking, and hiking. As you bring out the shorts and t-shirts, don’t forget to take care of your feet as well. As your most important running/walking/hiking tool, your feet need the right footwear to support you in comfort mileContinue reading “May your Feet take you where your Heart wants to Go”

How Strong is Too Strong?

How strong should you be and can you be “too strong”? I ask this question because if you’ve been joining our daily walks, you know that I have been suffering from some pain in my hip for about two months now.  Since I wasn’t able to get rid of the pain with massage or foamContinue reading “How Strong is Too Strong?”

Some Days Suck

I am writing this as I am getting ready to go out for this week’s long run. I am preparing for the Avenue of the Giants Marathon on May 1st and since the race is exactly one month away, I am at the peak of my training mileage. As much as I am looking forwardContinue reading “Some Days Suck”

Join Me!

The Spring Equinox is almost here, but as I write this it is a relatively cold, rainy day here in Northern California. Last weekend 6 ladies (and a few guys too) joined me at the Zion Half Marathon in Springdale, UT where we experienced snow, hail, rain, and clear blue skies all in the same day!Continue reading “Join Me!”

The Truth About Carbs

Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients found in our food. The other two are protein and fat.  According to Merriam-Webster, a macronutrient is “a chemical element or substance (such as potassium or protein) that is essential in relatively large amounts to the growth and health of a living organism”. So, if carbohydrates are aContinue reading “The Truth About Carbs”

Love Quotes to Ponder

As I am thinking about this weekend…Galantine’s Day, pre-Valentine’s Day, Super Bowl Sunday, I have a lot of thoughts going through my mind. The first thought is “What fool decided to plan a big football game the day before Valentine’s Day”? What a recipe for disaster! Super Bowl Sunday used to be the first SundayContinue reading “Love Quotes to Ponder”

A Girl & Her Shoes

Congratulations on making it through the month of January! 2022 is in definitely in full swing. How are you doing with your fitness goals? Have you been reaching your daily step goal? How are your feet feeling? Are you wondering what type of shoes are best for running, walking, and hiking? Every foot (or setContinue reading “A Girl & Her Shoes”

Learn to Love your Winter Workout

I lived in Seattle for six years and can tell you from personal experience that seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is REAL. Even here in California, many of us feel a little down on rainy days. Fortunately for our depression (but unfortunately for our water supply), the rain here does not usually last more than aContinue reading “Learn to Love your Winter Workout”