A little more than ten years ago I gave up owning a car. Moving from a huge city - Houston, TX - to a city founded well before anyone thought roads need be more than a single track for you and your favourite oxen - Oxford - required a change of priorities. I started on... Continue Reading →
When I was little a birthday was a big deal. It was so big that I had managed, through some level of adorable child negotiation, to convince part of my family to not only sing "Happy Birthday" to the person whose birthday it actually was, but also to sing "Happy Birthday" to me. Each year... Continue Reading →
I can't believe I'm writing this but... I am missing all the preparation for the marathon. I'm missing the calculated mileage, the packing, the visualisation, the excitement. I'm finding myself upset that it's all over. And even though I know that technically it isn't, and that I should be enjoying my recovery period and thinking... Continue Reading →
I've taken up interval training as part of my marathon training. It's the worst. It's awful. So, yeah, I'm doing it.
Natalie is a sorceress who has taught me that that whole pole dancing thing? Yeah, it's really hard.
I have been burgled.Not just any kind of burgled, the enter your house while you are sleeping burgled.Yep, I am freaking out.It is weird what goes through your mind when you realise that something like this has happened. In my case it was, "Where is the rental car?" Followed by what could best be described... Continue Reading →
The wonderful friend who got me into running lost her most awesome dog today. He lived an incredible and long life, and I will truly miss his light in this world. In honor of his passing, I have officially decided to call my "marathon team" Team Moxie. Because you gotta have moxie to run a... Continue Reading →
It started off with the best of intentions.Between motherhood and a major surgery for my husband we decided that, for the sake of learning more about vegetables and ensuring that his recovery didn't merit "surprises" we would go vegetarian for a few weeks. Everything we made we would know EXACTLY what went into it.So I... Continue Reading →