Weekly Running Log Rundown

Sunday: I had planned on doing an evening run when I returned from our camping trip, but I ended up slipping in some water that had dripped on our hardwood, falling and hitting my head hard on the wall. My first concussion. I spent the night resting and confused. Monday: I felt better this morningContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Chris Bell: Thoughts from an Ultra Runner

Bangkok Runners is this amazing and welcoming running group—that is how I was introduced to Chris. On the weekends, runners would meet to run in the Khao Mai Keow jungle, located outside of Pattaya, Thailand. He rarely missed. Sometimes even when I had made no plans of a group trail blaze, I would bump intoContinue reading “Chris Bell: Thoughts from an Ultra Runner”

Idaho Hiking: Deep Lake and Lake Rock Lake

McCall, Idaho Moving Mountains With our little tribe, we did our annual camping trip with my dad and his wife. It is a highlight of our summer each year. We loaded up our Trail Blazer with all the gear and made the three hour drive to the middle of Idaho. McCall, Idaho is a goodContinue reading “Idaho Hiking: Deep Lake and Lake Rock Lake”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

From small injuries, to running with my kids, to hiking the mountains of Idaho, it has been a varied and interesting week in my running life. Sunday: I wanted to run hills today but my knee had other plans. Flat path it is. It is much better after foam rolling though. Monday: When the husbandContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Departures and Arrivals: Another Year Abroad

Most people consider January 1st the New Year, but teachers think in academic years. The first day of school is our first day of the year. The two month summer is a sort of reprieve from time itself. As we head into another year, we get ready for it in expat fashion. Two fifty poundContinue reading “Departures and Arrivals: Another Year Abroad”

Run For Your Life 10k

Boise, Idaho 10k Race Report The same week as my race, my mother and mother-in-law had surprised me with a spa day so I could get a deep tissue massage to work out some of the knots that have been hanging around for too long. My massage lady nailed those knots, but it left meContinue reading “Run For Your Life 10k”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

The week didn’t start off that great in the injury sector. It has ended much better than it started.   Sunday: Took the day after the marathon off to recover. My recovery time has been much shorter in recent years. Monday: I went slow and easy. B joined me on his bike. It was goodContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Idaho Falls Marathon

Idaho Falls, Idaho Sub-4 Hour Marathon Race Recap Let me try to make a short story long. Being just far enough away from our home to not warrant turning around into our already long road trip to northern Idaho, I realized I had accidentally went all purist and forgot my headphones and armband at home.Continue reading “Idaho Falls Marathon”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

Sunday: Starting to taper for the marathon coming up. Nice to take it easy. Monday: Rest day and road trip day. Tuesday: Shorter runs this week for the race Saturday, but I managed to get some hill work in and see some beautiful countryside while we stay with the in-laws. Wednesday: A slow run throughContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Homemade Deodorant Recipe

This may seem tangential or tenuously connected to running, but hey, runners get smelly. Deodorant makes you less smelly. So, here is a recipe for a natural deodorant that is better for you and the environment and it is terribly easy to make. Here you go: Homemade Deodorant Recipe: 1 cup baking soda 1/2 cupContinue reading “Homemade Deodorant Recipe”