Reading a book about hiking the Appalachian Trail taught me two things: 1) I don't want to hike the Appalachian Trail, and 2) trail upkeep is vital.
Yesterday, DH2U and I got home from a week vacation in snow country. It was delightful! Reading, relaxing, and socializing. I can't think of a better way to spend some time off. It was 60 degrees warmer than our last visit. That made life so much more pleasant. I've mentioned before how much I love… Continue reading Winter Holiday
Last year on Black Friday, NASA did a special Twitter feed all day with the hashtag #BlackHoleFriday. I came in pretty late on the feed, and that was when I decided to write my Thanksgiving post this year about Black Hole Friday. I was so psyched! Unfortunately, my tweeted questions to NASA as to whether… Continue reading Death of Black Friday?
This past weekend, I got to go to a new-to-me part of my hometown - beautiful Mount Laguna. Technically I'd been there before, but it was at night to see a meteor shower, so I saw none of the gorgeous landscape. Mt. Laguna is at 6,000 feet above sea level, and a mere 40 minutes… Continue reading Mt. Laguna
If you see me walking around my neighborhood, you'll find my with my headset in. I'm either talking on the phone or grooving to 1980s cardio music on Pandora. When I hike, however, I am out to be with nature (and avoid the gym!) so I leave the headset at home. When I first started… Continue reading Nature Isn’t Quiet
It seems that every time I log in to Facebook, I see "What Character from X?" surveys that people have taken. I've never done one of those, but it did get me thinking about self selecting a fictional character for myself. I chose the realm of Sesame Street. While at the moment I… Continue reading The Count
Back in the early 1990s, there was a car commercial that had the announcer saying, "Stay between the lines. The lines are our friends", as the driver of the car then proceeds to not stay between the lines. Once again, I can't remember what company it was for, but I do remember wondering why someone… Continue reading Running with Scissors
For the first time in four years, I do not have a gym membership. My Costco special deal ran out, and I'm not getting a new one. My knee decided several months ago that every piece of cardio equipment aggravated it, so I really didn't see a point in throwing several hundred dollars away. It feels weird. Although… Continue reading Rethinking Fitness
As I have continued with my hiking, I'm loving the changes that I feel in my body. I make the gains in elevation so much easier, and the muscles in my legs feel so strong. I'd really missed being able to appreciate my body for all it could do. Before I started to dance,… Continue reading Strength
Several months ago I threw a temper tantrum: An honest to goodness wailing arms and legs temper tantrum. Of course I couldn't be bothered to get down to the floor, so I did it standing up. Now I'm laughing about it ... and DH2U for saying "I didn't think you were into modern dance." See why I… Continue reading Fussiness: It’s not just for babies