The Peak Week

When you do something you have never done, consider documenting it. I remember many years ago I completed a 60-mile run week. I built up to it over time, and I was running 6 days a week. I remember feeling like I had accomplished something; yet, other than living in Virginia Beach, I don’t rememberContinue reading “The Peak Week”

Women Running at Any Age

A blog about a blog… I’m a newbie blogger so I’m not sure if this is acceptable blogging protocol or not, but this week, I’m going to write about another blog. I was recently approached by someone on the Marine Corps Marathon staff asking if they could do a short write up about my running.Continue reading “Women Running at Any Age”

Ginoza Garden Tour

Most people on Okinawa would say that we live in “northern” part of the island, but if you look on a map, we are really in the central region of the island. We are considered in the north because most of the population on the island resides in the south. Ginoza, the little village inContinue reading “Ginoza Garden Tour”

Moving to Okinawa

I moved to Okinawa 6 weeks after my husband arrived on the island. My delay was because our dog, Gus, was still under state-side quarantine. The quarantine simply meant that we were in a 6-month waiting period from his special rabies test to clear before he could move to Japan. However, as we were preparingContinue reading “Moving to Okinawa”

Daydreaming about the Maldives

The Last Trip before Coronavirus Stopped my Travels. For someone who claims that they don’t care that no one reads the blog, I was unpleasantly surprised at how many people chose NOT to read my blog about Sri Lanka last week. Maybe it was the title. Maybe the timing wasn’t right. Maybe I should’ve sharedContinue reading “Daydreaming about the Maldives”

Sri Lanka: Mangroves, Elephants, Sea Turtles…oh my!

I’m not sure if this begins in November 2019 or if it begins in the fall of 2017. Let’s go all the way back to the 2017, but I promise to keep it short. We arrived to Washington D.C. in the fall of 2017 so that my husband could attend an international military school. IContinue reading “Sri Lanka: Mangroves, Elephants, Sea Turtles…oh my!”

Sri Lanka, Reflections, and Restrictions

I saw them coming. I just called it a couple of weeks before it actually happened to us. I told my mom and sister a couple of weeks ago that I feared that we would be going back into lock-down out here on Okinawa. Since last March, I have tracked the numbers and the responsesContinue reading “Sri Lanka, Reflections, and Restrictions”