Adventures in California

Traveling the World

Art & Weird Stuff

Running

Running around at Christmas time

This kind of running around at Christmas time I love. Not the shopping. Not the stressful getting everything done before Christmas. Not the crazy trying to find parking.No. No.I actually love running around my neighborhood at Christmas time. Actually…

Running

What does a runner want for Christmas?

The other day I was walking around the shopping plaza way before the crowd got out, saw the empty chair where Santa would later in the day sit and listen to children’s (and dog’s – don’t ask!) wishes for…

Running

5 things to remember when running in the cold

It’s getting nippy out there. I confess. Even my northern climate trained body just wants to curl up under a blanket and drink hot chocolate with marshmallows. So as I am preparing for my morning run tomorrow and laying…

Running

Why do I run?

I ran track and field while I was in high school. Every run over 400 meters (that’s a lap in the stadium!) I considered an endurance run! I stopped doing track and field when I started college and didn’t…

Running

Before the BIG freeze

Living in California can be a rather boring weather experience for someone who has experienced real winters in Michigan, knows about heat and drought (Texas) and the rain (London).But imagine my current excitement!A cold front runs through the Bay…

Running

I am straying…

Theses past 2 weeks I have been straying big time from my love, running, and now even from my beloved sneakers brand. I don’t even dare mentioning that I bought boots with, gasp, heels! No way! It’s been a…

Running

Race Recap: US Half Marathon San Francisco

We stood there at the start line trying to figure out which way the race would start. Maybe that should have been a warning sign. I am just saying… there were signs. The pace car was a Mini. Should…

Running

Race planning or how not to plan a race

So really how far ahead do you plan your races? My running buddy Lauren is a bad influence on me (I am sure my mom would not allow me to play with her if I was still 8 years…

Running

No heels – just sneakers

I didn’t get the memo when I grew up that girls were supposed to wear heels. No, not me. Never arrived. Instead, I own 6 pair of active sneakers (and plenty that are just hanging around in the closet…