Life is made up of hills, valleys, and plateaus. I’m here to share some of my successes and failures so that someone else’s journey maybe a little easier.
I started running consistently over 20 years ago. I had a 3 mile route that was a simple out-and-back. There was a paved trail across the street from my house, and I could get to the Officer’s Club in a mile and a half, turn around, run back, and be home within 30 minutes. OverContinue reading “When Did I Make Running SO Complicated?”
Last fall, I had the privilege to meet the owner of Hello World Okinawa (学校・教育団体向けまちなか留学 | まちなか留学 ハローワールド | 沖縄の県内留学 (hello-world.city), and I upon his request, I immediately let him know that we would be delighted to host Japanese students in our home. Getting set up to be a host family was simple. Someone fromContinue reading “Hosting Japanese Students”
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”
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”
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”
Getting our dog to Okinawa was a big deal for our family. I am assuming that it is a BIG deal for any family who is making the effort, and I am here to share my experience. Some background (in case your interested). My husband and I never had children, and we did not getContinue reading “Gus, the Dog, Moves 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”
Four years ago, I ran every single day for the entire year. If that sounds bizarre, the wildest thing about that ride is that I took a picture of myself and posted it to social media every day that year. Can you imagine? Sweaty selfies Every Single Day. I am sure that people got sickContinue reading “Consistency Is Key”
I wasn’t a runner growing up. I didn’t come from a running family. I do remember period of time where my dad and my uncle we’re running fools. What are running fools? When I was a kid, a running fool was anyone who ran. Who would choose to run 3, 5, 10 miles, or more?Continue reading “Running Anonymously”
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”
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