Keeping the “girls” in check and happy

Have you ever wondered who designs  our bras let alone sports bras?  Most women would agree that there is some conspiracy out there or maybe even a department that secretly figures out which bras are our favorites and then discontinues them at the EXACT moment we need to replace our favorite bra. Sizing is another […]

Oh Mr. Race Photographer I’m ready for my close-up

As I sat down to edit this post  I started to smile wondering if this really was a post about how to get a good race photograph or just an excuse to exhibit a rare but good race photo of myself. A little of both.  As my friend and web designer Sherra said to me […]

So which was it? Trip to the ER or a great idea?

You all might remember that back in January of this year I blogged about my upcoming adventure with my new clipless bike pedals. If your memory is anything like mine (good but short) you might want to hit the link below and reread the original post. A great idea or a trip to the ER? […]

Keeping it simple

Did you ever wonder what would happen if we yanked the cord on everything? When did it get all so complicated? Even reading, one of my favorite pastimes is getting high tech. I do have a thing for books. I read them all, ..well most of them. I was using the library quite a bit […]

More than just a daily walk

Long before I started running I was a walker. 5:15 every week-day morning found me rolling out my bed and out the door. In the winter I appreciated the dark mornings that camouflaged my ratty, “grab what is warm” attire.  In the summer I appreciated sunglasses and hats to hide tracings of yesterdays mascara and […]

Active Life Fitness promotes community spirit

I rolled out of bed on Saturday morning wishing it was a little warmer and grateful that the training team I joined for the Ukrops Monument 10 k was meeting at 8:30 rather than 8am. I have no idea why 30 minutes makes a difference but it does. Maybe because its a Sat. morning. Nancy […]

A great idea or a trip to the ER?

I have had one thing on my gift list for awhile and my husband kept ignoring it. He was against it. He told me he was never going to get it for me because in his best italian/ mafia imitation he said “Ya gonna break a your face” So when he handed me the small […]

Do it for those who can’t

There have been many times when I have not wanted to run , bike or swim.  Life gets busy , the to do list gets longer and workouts get put on the back burner. Since April  16, 2007  , whenever I need a push I remember to get out there and do it for those […]

Rain rain go away

Its the most wonderful time of the year or so the song goes.  And actually it is a great time of year and I am getting better and better each year at focusing on the real reason for the season. Here in Virginia at this time of year ( actually all year round) the weather […]

Do these bike pants make my butt look big?? It depends….

The old saying “Once you learn how to ride a bike you never forget” is true except riding a bike when your 10 years old and then again when you’re in your forties is a whole different  kind of  ball game ride. This is what I learned after several rides: Some guy(s) had alot of […]