Thursday, November 30, 2023

Holiday Chatter & Whatnot

Could anyone else go for a hot, soothing beverage? How about some lively chatter among friends?

Myself? I'm a big fan of combing the two. After all, is there anything better than gathering with friends, over coffee (or any beverage of ones choosing)?

What say we rally the troops, and exchange some banter... 

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Whoa, Winter! Not So Fast!

Despite the calendar still showing Fall (for another four weeks!), it feels like Winter staged an early arrival.

It's no secret how I really feel about the cold weather. Yet again, Momma N seems to have dumped the frigid temps, and unrelenting wind on us, without a gradual transition period. Lucky us!

I guess it's all good, though not ideal. I mean, it's not like Winter wasn't due to arrive eventually...

Thursday, November 23, 2023

5 'Fessions for November

Here we are...

We made it through Thanksgiving, and November is winding down. 

With a new month knocking on the door, it's time to pay a quick visit to the Runfessional and come clean on a few things. Anyone care to join me for this monthly "sole-cleansing" ritual?

Monday, November 20, 2023

Giving Thanks for All the Things

'Tis the season of giving thanks!

Let me just say I believe we should reflect on our blessings and give thanks on the daily. It's a given, though, the Thanksgiving holiday prompts us to dig a bit deeper and appreciate the things around us even more.

And here we are, with another Thanksgiving in our midst...

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Falling for Fall (finally)

Many runners proclaim fall as their favorite season.

This past week, almost had me understanding why. I mean, the temps were in the 50's for the majority of the week! Although we had daily wind (I ask you, "What's new?"), the sunshine was simply magnificent. It felt more like early fall than pre-winter. Momma N must have been indulging in some naughty beverage(s), but she "righted" herself once the weekend arrived.

No doubt, she likes to keep us guessing...  

Monday, November 13, 2023

Living History Farms 5-mile *Race Recap*

Well, this will go down (quite literally, LOL) as a race to remember.

Over the river (actually, a few creeks) and through the the finish line we go. Yes, such was the game plan for the Living History Farms Race.

Although this cross-country "off-road" race had long been on my radar, this past weekend was my first time actually taking part. Boy, oh boy, was it an adventure!

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Look! It's Another Weather Rewind!

Although I'd much prefer summer, this (currently) is my kind of fall!

It's kinda sorta feeling like (very) "early" fall, though, instead of the "mid-season" showing on the calendar. After several days of  "mid-winter" conditions, the week prior, these current temps are feeling a bit balmy. And, the good news? They're expected to stick around for most of next week as well!

My strategy? Enjoy it while it's here. After all, this is Iowa... 

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Winter...Is That You?

Well how do you like that!

Momma N can't decide if it's still Fall (as the calendar indicates), or if Winter should arrive early. It's warm, then it's freezing cold, then it feels like Spring has sprung...all in a matter of days.

Honestly, as if acclimating to the change of seasons isn't tough enough, this back-and-forth business is crazy. As an outdoor enthusiast, I find my body is in a constant state of confusion as to what feels comfortable, LOL.

This week really had me questioning a lot of things, and not just in terms of what to wear...

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Cold temps. Warm drinks. Lively chatter.

Shall we share some chatter, over coffee (or any beverage of choice)?

It's that time of year...the leaves are still pretty (but not for much longer), there's a chill in the air, and daylight is a rare commodity. A hot beverage sounds mighty enticing to me.

A gathering of like minds sounds equally enjoyable as well. What say we combine the two and have at it?