COROLLA, North Carolina -- Twice a year, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse hosts a free lighthouse climb. For no cost, or a small donation, you can climb all 11 stories -- 220 steps and nine landings -- of the lighthouse. Once at the top, you can see the Atlantic Ocean, the Currituck Sound and Virginia, depending … Continue reading Family adventure: Lighthouse climb
Author's note: I originally wrote a version of this for the Chowan Herald, a weekly newspaper in northeastern North Carolina. Since this is a blog about all of my adventures, I have added this mental adventure. It happened the day before the Pinehurst 10K, which I recap here. PINEHURST GOLF COURSE, North Carolina — Friday … Continue reading A learning adventure in positivity
The start line of the Pinehurst half marathon, 10K and 5K at Race: Pinehurst Resort 10K When: Feb. 23, 2019 Where: Pinehurst, North Carolina Website: Resort Races Collection Course: Hills with a maximum elevation gain 540 feet, asphalt roads and sand paths. It had rained all week and rained on race day, so the sandy … Continue reading Race Recap: Pinehurst Resort 10K
In my last post, I was very "woe-is-me." I had some race plans squished by work and almost squished by other things. But we worked something out -- I have another half marathon to train for. This one is a few weeks after the one I originally wanted to do. The course is flat and … Continue reading New race, newish plans
What's the point of training for a half marathon in which you won't be able to race? I took a few days off my training to figure out why I need to keep going.
To the dark o'clock athletes We've crossed paths many times. You decked out in your running gear, almost invisible in the dark o'clock sky. I'm in my semi-pajamas, semi-running outfit holding the leashes of two small, but very barky, dogs. The dogs and I like routine. We set out at about the same time up … Continue reading Don’t apologize
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