Hello …Blog post

Hello. My running blog is back.  It been a good 3 months and I am glad to be back.  I missed my blog.

  Last October, I honestly struggled being on any type of social media, mostly Facebook due to the crazy past political season. My brain could not handle the constant negativity, and toxicity, so I had to limit myself from all of it. 

   The coronavirus has taken a toll on my running motivation; however, I am still exercising. 

During the winter months, I have been exercising at Life Time Fitness.

  I have been strength training with dumbbell classes, swimming and recently I have been attending   step aerobics classes, and strictly strength classes.  I love my gym and feel they do a superb job implementing extensive safety measures and cleaning protocols in accordance with government guidelines. I feel very comfortable there. My gym is very large, which allows us and the gym to easily obey the require social distance laws.

Other than exercise:

 My mental and physical health has been good during the pandemic. 

I had a great Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s. With the limitations place on us, my husband and I still made the holidays feel special.   Our house was always filled with festive decorations; and I enjoyed celebrating the holidays with just our closest family.  

 I have four Labrador retrievers, that provide me an outlet for fun and play.  My dogs love to play fetch, hide and seek and chase.   If my dogs don’t get enough exercise, they start acting crazy from boredom. My dogs force me to move.

Lastly, I have been binge watching tv shows. 

 I am looking forward to fall  running races …

and blogging more about my races..

Run To Home Base

Best virtual run of the season.  Run to Home Base “Honoring our nation best”.   Veterans and All Military Branches …I am thankful for what they do.

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. 


My barbell classes are going great.  Strength training has been very good for me. 

On Wednesday, my daughter convinced me to take a Btone class with her.   The class is a combination of Pilates, Strength training and flexibility all done on some scary weird contraption called a  Btone former.  I was certainly stepping outside my comfort zone.  Prior to class, I was filled with fear.   My flexibility is lacking, my core is not strong, and I am not very coordinated.

 In the end, the class was just right, not too easy, not too hard. The teacher was very good and there was plenty of exercise modifications to keep me safe.  

     I would recommend trying Btone. 

 To sum it up, my daughter loves this class…. Me, …I will stick to Barbell Strength class.

Have a good week. 

Future races ….

Hopefully Live … Disney Star Wars 5k 10k and Half  

 Spring Summer Half Marathons 


Exercising during political season

I am not “book smart” or very educated academically, but what I do see is a unfriendly, rude discourse with people this political season. The political discourse in this country is disgusting.   The constant fighting about politics is hurting relationships. Republicans and Democrats are constantly insulting each other. I am conservative.

The greatest gift in life is love. Let’s all be more empathetic.

Show love care, affection..

No negative comments please…. I like you all and I don’t want to delete you.

 Ed and I 

We have been together for 26 years. Throughout the summer, we have been attending barbell strength classes together at Life Time fitness.  He has been helping me get stronger.  Strength equals improved running.

  Twice a week, Ed dedicates himself to my favorite class to make me happy.    Those days are Monday and Saturday . Love is good.  We argue but are best friends.

Staying Fit

Summer is flying by.  I have been strength training, running many miles, hanging with family and friends and enjoying life. 

2020 is a bit insane but I am making the most out of it. 

Thanks to my running groups …that encourage me to move …virtual races 

And the fitness instructors …that guide my strength training classes 

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.  The best is yet to come.

Keep Running


Boston Marathon…. I will see you next year……

The running of the 124th Boston Marathon April 19, 2021 will be amazing.

The Boston Marathon has been part of my life for almost 20 years. …  I am thankful for all the kind runners I have met, to being a runner on the Liver Marathon team and the many gifts that running has given me, from fitness to my self-worth.

My 26.2-mile journey from Hopkinton to Boston has been traveled in many different weather conditions.   I have run Boston in rainy, stormy, sunny, cloudy, cold, heat and windy conditions.

Sometimes, I was not able to complete my journey due to circumstances that are out of my control. For example, the year of the bombings, and the 2018 freezing rain storm.

On September 14th …I will run an amazing safe virtual race, whether it be a 5k, 10k or close to a Marathon.

#thankful #timetorun #whenlifegivesyoulemons

Time to run……

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