Run to Home Base …enjoying the end of summer

I was at Fenway Park early Saturday morning.   I was there with 1000+ runners to participate in an event called Run to Home Base. Runners had a choice to run a 9k or 5k. I ran the 5k.

Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research.

The event kicked off with an opening ceremony.  There were many speakers.  Most of the speeches were from vets who used the Home Base  Services. 

Forty-five minutes later, it was time to run. The race started just outside Fenway Park, looped around the nearby neighborhoods, then back to the stadium to end the race on the baseball diamond.  It was a nice race.


Last week, all my training runs were 3 miles to allow for muscle recovery and rest.   I have a 15-mile-long run planned for this week coming up.   Three and half months from now, I will be in Florida participating in Disney World Marathon Weekend.  My event is the Dopey Challenge. 48.6 miles in 4 consecutive days.  

 As I ramp up the miles, I am still keeping up with the cross training. I love my gym LifeTime. The instructors are all very nice. I enjoy my Barbell Strength Classes and my Surrender Yoga classes. It makes me feel more well-rounded as a runner.


I am enjoying the last bit of summer before its starts getting cool.

Our pool is still open, so I am able to get in some last-minute end of the season dips.   Many times, after running, when I am all sweaty and gross, I just cool off in the pool. So, refreshing.  Our pool will be closing in a few weeks.  

Last week, to close the summer season, my spouse and I attended a Country Music Concert. I love Country Music. We saw Cole Swindell and Thomas Rhett. Great show.


Yom Kippur “Gmar Chatima Tova” and 13 mile long hard…

“Gmar Chatima Tova” Good final sealing.

With the Covid Pandemic still happening ,our temple offered in person services or Facebook live services for Yom Kippur.

I spent my holiday at home, listening to the service on Facebook live.   Nothing beats a comfortable couch.

  The week prior to Yom Kippur was very nice.  I saw my family and my husband’s family both in one week.  I enjoyed catching up with everyone.   Lots of good eating.  Many sweet, sugary foods to usher in a sweet new year.   I definitely indulged my sweet tooth.    I am glad I had a long run scheduled few days later to burn off all that sugar.

 Other than visiting family, it was a quiet week for me.  I had plenty time to run.  My training schedule last week called for 3 miles, another 3 miles. 4 miles and a 13-mile run.

 I am following the Jeff Galloway Dopey Training Schedule.

   I chose to run my 13-miles in honor of the memory of the 13 soldiers who lost their lives.  To make the run more meaningful, few runners from The Run Dopey Training Group and I decided to dedicate each mile to the fallen soldiers. 

This run felt hard because of the heat. It was about 77 degrees during my run. But I kept on pushing, and visualizing a volunteer putting medals around my neck as I crossed the Disney Marathon finish line. Just keep moving. I am glad the cooler weather is on its way . The last 3 miles was done on a treadmill to escape the heat. 13 miles ….checked off.

That night, I made a Dessert Rice Crispy Treat Turkey to humor my family. I was making it for the Yom Kippur Fast Break. It took some time but it was worth it. My family loved the dessert.   Plus, Turkeys are always served as a celebratory meal.  

Earlier this week, I got a surprise in the mail from Run Disney. Four Disney 5k Medals!

This summer, I participated in the Run Disney Lion King Virtual Summer Series 5k runs to keep me motivated to run throughout the summer.  Each 5k earns you one of a kind Disney medals.  I love the medals.    What a perfect close for my summer racing season. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I am heading to Disney World in January for the Dopey Challenge. (5k 10k 13.1 and 26.2)     

Hope everyone has a meaningful blessed year.

L’Shana Tova.. Happy New Year…

My morning began with a nice therapeutic 3- mile run. I love those quiet runs. Just me and the road. I ran at an easy slow pace. As I ran, I was spiritually preparing for the holiday.  My Opinion….

Life is not flawless. It is about the tough times, the disputes, that make the coming together a blessing.   Life is short, so don’t waste it being angry or frustrated.  Be happy and enjoy the time with your love one’s.  Pick up the phone, forgive.

 This holiday, I am very thankful for my spouse, family, friends, health and all the good that I experience this past year. There is a new year of empty pages from the book of my life waiting to be well filled. I will welcome the joy, celebrations, life challenges, lessons, mishaps and special moments that will happen between 2021 -2022. May we all have a good sealing in the book of life. Have a wonderful, meaningful, sweet Rosh Hashanah.


My running plan for this week is few 3-mile runs.  This week is a low milage rest week, and next week I hope to built up to 13 miles. Ultimately, I want to be ready for my next big race, the Dopey Challenge which is held in Disney World. (48.6 miles in 4 consecutive days— 3 .1, 6.2, 13.1 and 26.2) Stay tune as I train. January 6-9 of 2022 Is Dopey.