Day One

Last night I was getting ready for bed and I felt a twinge in my throat. No!!! I cannot be getting sick. That is just not fair. I’ve been traveling a bit more than I would have liked in the month of January and maybe it was starting to catch up to me. So I took some...

Is She a Young 88?

Two women were having a conversation in the locker room of my local pool.  One woman, who had just finished her shower, was explaining to the other woman, who I never actually saw, why she hadn’t been at the pool lately.  She had been traveling a lot for...

S.I.C.K.

Ugh. I’ve done everything I could to avoid getting sick. Nasal rinses, nettie pots, zicam, high does of Vitamin C, and rest!  Most times it works (and it even works for my kids).  But this time, I got beat! I was forced to my bed at 7:00 p.m. with the worst sinus...

Brrr

I just uploaded my workout to Garmin Connect and the temperature recorded was 1 degree!  One degree!  Holy crap. It felt pretty cold out there. My hands and feet were numb and my unprotected face was bitter. It was the first time in a long, long time I wish...

I Love Swimming

I really never thought I’d ever say those words.  In 1992, I was living in New York City working at the Women’s Sports Foundation.  My paths crossed with Sally Edwards, one of the members of the Board of Trustees. She started telling me about this...

Like the Back of My Hand

I’ve been running in Central Park since I moved to New York City in 1990. This includes 6 New York City Marathons and too numerous to count races from 5k to 20 miles. I know every up and down, every incline and decline. I know when the crest of the hill is coming so I...