Archive for the ‘Hobbies’ Category

Hiking Devil’s Hall

Why is it that just about every tourist or scenic area in this country has to name some feature or trail Devii’s something-or-other? It seems to me we have an odd fascination with anything Devil-related. Maybe it’s because it sounds so treacherous, dangerous, and spooky? This thought struck me as I hiked Devil’s Hall trail […]

Starting the New Year off right

Today is the 1st day of the New Year. I decided to start the new year off right with a short 20 mile bike ride. Felt good to back on the bike. I took Cheryl’s advice and only did a short ride. The temperature was a nice 60 degrees. . . . . . . […]

I Finished!

I finished! Yay for that. Unfortunately, if anyone has seen my times on the Marine Corps Marathon site (and the pictures of me running which are awful!) you will have thought to yourself how SLOW can she go?! ;-P However, considering the injury I was dealing with for about the last four weeks, I’m satisfied […]

Badlands to Mitchell, SD

Badlands National Park (Interior, SD) to Mitchell, SD We went out to Badlands NP again this morning for me to get in my 9 mile run. Chuck also wanted to bike in the park, so he rode as well. We were going to leave today on our way back east, but after spending so much […]

Billy Mills – 1964 Olympics – Video Clips

Short version – B&W: Longer version – Color:

Running Brave – Video Clip

Today Chuck and I watched Running Brave – the movie made about Billy Mills back in 1983 with Robby Benson. Wow. We had seen it before many years ago, but had forgotten most of it. How inspiring and interesting it was! Lots of motivation to keep running and training for the MCM. I highly recommend […]

Team Running Strong & The Marine Corps Marathon

Yes, I am running the Marine Corps Marathon! No, I am not insane. Yes, it is for a good cause! No, I have never run a marathon before. Yes, you can come watch me race! No, you cannot throw things at me as I run past… Hi! I am a Marine attempting her First Marathon […]