Thursday, June 29, 2023

A Summer 'Fession Fest

Alas, it's the first 'Fession Session for the summer of '23.

Call me crazy, but it seems like it was just a few days ago that I was 'fessing with the best of them. Yet, here I am again (and I know I'm not alone, LOL). Funny how that happens!

Anyways, it's been a doozy of a summer thus far for me...

Monday, June 26, 2023

...about that little crash

After several seasons of cycling, it finally happened.

My first-ever crash, that is, and it was a doozy!

Care to hear some thoughts, reflections, and musings?

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Recovery rewind

...and, just like that, I'm back in recovery mode!

The fact that this time it's due to a freak accident, rather than a legit sports-related injury, is a bit of a buzzkill. Honestly, I don't know which situation is worse, LOL. 

Alas, a bit of a running sabbatical was forced upon me. No sense in crying into my Gatorade; I sought refuge elsewhere. We all know I'm not good at sitting still anyways

Monday, June 19, 2023

Summer '23 - What's On Tap

Here we are, on the verge of the official first day of Summer, and I'm eager for what's in store.

Summer is my favorite season, after all. Not just in terms of weather, but also in terms of daylight, color, and outdoor options aplenty. It's all good, save for the fact that the season is far too short.

Alas, that just means we need to appreciate every single day of it! It doesn't hurt to have some fun events and activities to look forward to...

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Ready for Action!

Ready for some action? 

Me? In a heartbeat!

After a scaled-back week of running, strength work, and biking, it was time. My body (and especially my mind!) was ready to get back into a routine of daily fun and fitness. Besides, we all know I'm not good at sitting on the sidelines, with my feet up.

Movement is medicinal. Motion is lotion. And all that jazz...

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Re: Recovery

Welp. It was bound to happen.

An action-packed weekend, in the heat and humidity, can make one a bit tired. Even those of us who thrive on limited sleep (as well as the heat of summer, LOL), can feel the effects. 

The solution: a Week of Recovery.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

DAM to DSM Half Marathon - 2023 race recap

Oops, I did it again.

Another DAM race, on a favorite race course, that is.

This past weekend was my 16th DAM to DSM (formerly Dam to Dam). The weather was a bit on the steamy side (#understatement), but the event was its usual fun and challenging self. 

Truth be told, I just cannot stay away. This was my first long distance race, in 2008, and I have eagerly returned every year since. It's no surprise I feel a great deal of love and loyalty for the race course and all the D2D fanfare. 

Saturday, June 3, 2023

The Heat is ON!

Momma N handed us a 3-week early gift of summer weather this week. 

Mind you, I am NOT complaining about the heat (and the subsequent humidity), but even I appreciate a bit of an acclimation, thank you very much.

I'm still maintaining my #OptOutside streak, so I got to experience said summer heat (and its humidity, LOL) on the daily. At least it wasn't snowing, right?

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Coffee & Chatter? Yes, Please!

 ...and just like that, summer seems to be in full throttle!

School's out, the heat is on, the daylight is long, and it's time for some coffee and chatter. Although I won't be partaking in actual coffee in my cup, rest assured, I'll still be drinking something hot and steamy. I'll also have plenty to chat about.

Shall we get started?