2014 in Review: My WordPress Stats for 2014

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

Back in the USA, Back on Track

Well, my contract aboard the Seabourn Sojourn is finished, and I’m officially land-based (making training much easier). Beyond just preparing for the Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Disney, Mom and I have other, even more important goals: Getting physically (and, as planning gets more intense, emotionally) fit for my wedding in June! So, we traipsed […]

Here We Go Again…

Turns out one race for charity wasn’t enough, so I’m back for Magical Miles Part Deux: Two Hoots, Three Races! Yup, I’ve signed up for the Disney Princess Half Weekend Glass Slipper Challenge AND Princess 5K, and I’ve roped Mama Hootman, who has never run a race in her life, into doing BOTH the Princess […]

Run Somewhere Spooky: Highgate Cemetery – Part 2, West Cemetery

Week two of my Spooktacular runs series. (I use the word “run” rather liberally this week. I took a walking tour, then walked around myself for a couple more hours. I think it would be rude to actually try to PR in an active cemetery!) Highgate Cemetery Part Two: West Cemetery Highgate Cemetery was the […]

Run Somewhere Spooky Week Two: Highgate Cemetery – Part 1, East Cemetery

For Week Two of my spooky October challenge, I went to Highgate Cemetery, one of seven Victorian cemeteries surrounding London, erected to compensate for the enormous population boom of the 19th century. Part I: East Cemetery The East Cemetery is the slightly younger of the two sections of Highgate Cemetery and is still very much […]

HAPPY OCTOBER!!!!: Run Somewhere Spooky

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, to my second favorite month of the year! I just love the countdown to Halloween! And boy do I have some exciting things planned to celebrate! The first Spooktacular Halloween blog feature I’m bringing to you will (hopefully) be a weekly feature for this month: Creepy Running Routes! […]

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Ballet Class, aka A Big Ol’ Slice of Humble Pie, aka Why You Should Cross Train With Ballet

If my earlier post wasn’t already hint enough, tonight I took a ballet class. It was the first ballet class I’d had in about a year (and that was the first one since leaving college) and it involved the first bit of pointe work I’ve done since I was about 17. And despite all of […]