Over the river and through the woods… repeat… for 100 miles #rolemodels #thisisfiftyplus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJAW8STfiko This is a great short documentary about 52-year old Nicky Spinks, one of the last two women standing at this year's bonkers Barkley Marathon in Tennesee. For the second year in a row, nobody completed the race - five soul-sucking laps of 20 miles in treacherous terrain and wild weather. In fact, in 33... Continue Reading →

Miles to go

We're a little more than halfway through June, and I'm a little less than halfway through my Great Cycle Challenge commitment of 500 miles! Yikes! But I think I can split my rides - morning and evening - in order to catch up fairly quickly (and not be late for work every day!). While I'm... Continue Reading →

May madness

I seem to have misplaced the last three weeks. Has anyone seen them? I was certain my April streak would carry me right into May, marching along with focus and discipline. Instead, I've been completely out of control of my days, and sometimes not even sure which day it actually is. My longest walk was... Continue Reading →

Climbing the walls

February turned into a pretty good month. For the last five years, during the weeks leading up to my annual mammogram, I get a little bit crazy. My sleep - which is never good - gets horrible: a series of short, light naps interspersed with a dozen or more full-wake-ups every night. I become forgetful,... Continue Reading →

Shameless fundraiser plug

This week I got the "all clear" on my mammogram and regular six-month check-up with the oncology team, and am officially released from the breast cancer follow-up protocol. That means, by insurance standards, I am a "survivor." 🙂 I am so grateful for the access I had to excellent medical personnel and services throughout, and... Continue Reading →

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