Category: Michigan

The Shoulder Season

Chicago was sweltering yesterday. I kept thinking myself in January bundled up in sweaters and hats trying to keep warm as the north wind howled down the Chicago River. But still I sweated. In and out of the AC, my friend Nancy and I… Continue Reading “The Shoulder Season”

Sunday Night Check-In: Racing, Friends and Sand

I drove up to Dewitt Mi on Friday night to stay with my new friend Michelle who was going to run The Legend with me on Saturday. She lived in an adorable historical home in downtown Dewitt. We didn’t have a lot of time… Continue Reading “Sunday Night Check-In: Racing, Friends and Sand”

Sunday Night Check-In: Running, Blueberries and Open Windows

When I got off work Friday it was 70 degrees. I was so damn happy that I decided to wait until the evening to run. I packed up Ashok and headed to Grand Mere to try out my new trail running map supplied by… Continue Reading “Sunday Night Check-In: Running, Blueberries and Open Windows”

On the Shores of Gitche Gumee

I’m not sure when I first learned of the Pictured Rocks. I’m quite sure I didn’t know it was in Michigan. Michigan, was, to me, the land of auto-makers, industrial plants and a burned-out Detroit. But I do remember seeing a picture of the… Continue Reading “On the Shores of Gitche Gumee”

An Excellent Plan B

My long run…. My weekend did not work out as planned. I wanted to go to a bonfire Saturday night, so I did my long run Saturday morning. I was exhausted, as usual, but I took a long nap to get ready for a… Continue Reading “An Excellent Plan B”

Up North Sampler: Round 2

Last year, I joined our local outfitter (Wanderlust) for a beginner backpacking trip “up North”. I had not been backpacking since I moved here, and I really wanted to get back into it. I enjoyed myself so much and met so many interesting people,… Continue Reading “Up North Sampler: Round 2”

Treasures in the Sand

For my second run this week, Jessica told me to run 30 minutes and then run some dunes or stairs. Luckily I had taken today off, so I decided to go to Grand Mere State Park and run the trails and dunes. I’m always… Continue Reading “Treasures in the Sand”

Unleashed

  I’ve lost some steam on my running. I had that great day in Saugatuck, and then I had the Memorial Day Holiday come up. My friend Alisa from Louisiana was up, and, although I ran a little, we mostly walked and visited beach… Continue Reading “Unleashed”

What a Gorgeous Michigan Weekend! #summertime

For the last month, I – along with many other Michiganders – have been toeing that line of demarcation between winter and spring. Moaning and groaning and carrying on about the lingering cold weather and even April snow has been a constant theme of… Continue Reading “What a Gorgeous Michigan Weekend! #summertime”

It’s Crunch Time, Folks!

It just seems like 30 minutes ago I wrote the blog wishing you a happy weekend. It’s now Sunday evening, and I’m getting my meals ready for tomorrow and my exercise plan in place for the week. This weekend had a singular focus. With… Continue Reading “It’s Crunch Time, Folks!”

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