Note: This is part of an occasional series of songs on my playlist. They aren't necessarily running music. They are song that mean something to me and help me push through a workout. Song: “Happier,” by Marshmello and Bastille Let's face facts, the video for this song is depressing. But there some good points to … Continue reading Songs that move: “Happier,” Marshmello and Bastille
On New Year's Eve, I posted a live video on Facebook at the Mountain Mama Adventures page. I asked people to commit to 30 minutes of activity on New Year's Day to kick off 2019 on a positive note. This is something I've been doing for several years. It's something to do when everything is … Continue reading Resolve to do something
Two years ago, I promised my children and myself to improve my life for the better. Then, I screwed up for a while. In 2018, I worked on keeping those promises that I -- and others -- haven't forgotten.
In mid-October, I started working two jobs. About a month later, I fell while trying to get out of my bathtub and injured a chest muscle. About a week later, when I thought the muscle was all healed up, I hurt it again while trying to do some plyometrics. So, for a while I didn't … Continue reading New year, new plans
I love Rachel Hollis. Her book, "Girl, Wash Your Face," has changed my perspective on many things. Her book is divided by lies. They are lies she tells herself. Each chapter addresses one of the lies and how she changed her thinking about them. So, here are a few of the lies I've been telling … Continue reading The lies I tell myself
It was hot and humid -- a typical fall day in the South. I wore my usual tank top and a skirt, with pocketed shorts underneath, that holds my phone and water while I run. My path -- yes, I change my route every day -- went by the construction supply store in town. Across … Continue reading To the guys in the parking lot
I found this local race in 2017 on accident. The kids and I were getting ready to go to the park and we heard music. As we followed the pop rock of "Eye of the Tiger" we saw a group of runners gathering in downtown Edenton, North Carolina, for the Live Your Dash 8K (about … Continue reading Race recap: Live Your Dash 8K