Thoughts & tips on running Central Park, plus recommendations on where to stay, eat and go based on our family vacation. (Original post from 2012 updated with new restaurant and hotel recommendations from 2017, and snow pics!)
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Some of you may have expected a UROY post in which I geek out about my Ultrarunner of the Year ballot picks like many esteemed blogging peers. I decided to write a middle-aged-mom diary entry instead with some real-life, empirically untested self-help tips.
This can’t be good. I’m supposed to be sleeping well and tapering for a race next weekend that I care about. … But I’ve been through this kind of big transition before, the “what have we done, how are we gonna do this …” state of excitement mixed with anxiety.
Highlights from our family’s week in Costa Rica–where to go, what to do–and how one out-of-the-way small lodge in a river valley captured the essence of “pura vida.”
I didn’t know how much I didn’t know about the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River before rafting its length. Going all 277 miles from Lee’s Ferry to Pearce Ferry, and stopping frequently along the way to hike around the rocks, is a profoundly awe-inspiring, humbling, fascinating and thrilling experience. This post includes a section […]
I’m sharing the details of two group trips that my husband and I booked because both still have space available and sound amazing—so sign up to join us running the Tahoe Rim Trail or rafting the Grand Canyon if you can!
Taking a break this week from regular life—from work, chores and even running—gives me a chance to reflect on the past year and set some goals for 2013.
We had never traveled with a tour before. Thankfully, we found a group that gave us a superlative experience around the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska.
What happened to my running and state of mind the past two months? In this post, I take a deep breath and reflect. Also included: “Training for a Self-Supported Stage Race,” a reprint of a recent article on preparing for the Grand to Grand Ultra.
Most of us set goals around January 1 and forget about them by February. This past year, for the first time, I tried to remember and make progress on my goals all year long. Here’s how I measured up–and my resolutions for 2012.