Category Archives: The Healthy Life


It’s Okay To Be A Quitter

Today, I quit. I had a 20-mile long run scheduled for my next race – the Surf City Marathon – and after the first mile,  I knew that there was no way I was going to be able to run for 19 more miles. Besides the fact that I didn’t want to (who really wants… Read More



5 Things Running 1000+ Miles Has Taught Me About Life

The wind on my face, sweat pouring down my brow, my legs carrying me mile after mile, the burning in my lungs, the constant mental struggle…running, I hate every part of it. As I write this, I just finished my third half marathon; everything hurts, and I’m strategically setting goals for my next race. How (and… Read More



Why Does No One Talk About Perimenopause?

For my gentlemen blog readers, I apologize for the TMI post today. But don’t stop reading. If you have a lady in your life, and she’s around the mid-late thirties range, you might want to read this, so you are armed with some knowledge. For women that are younger than mid-thirties, I’m sorry to have… Read More


Running After Divorce, Running From Life

This weekend, I finished my third half marathon in my hometown race, the Surf City Half Marathon. 17 months ago, I hadn’t run farther than one full mile, and that was more than 20 years ago. I was not (and still am not) a big fan of running. It’s painful; it can get really boring,… Read More




Letting Myself Go

I’ve been so busy the last six weeks, I’ve basically gone one of two spectrums in regards to eating. Either I don’t eat at all or I’m eating whatever my little fat kid heart desires. Oh, and I’ve stopped working out consistently. Oh God, I’ve let myself go. Just for a little while. I guess… Read More