Joshua Tree and the miracle of hot springs

When I travel I refuse to overbook myself or make too many specific plans, preferring to be flexible because it’s vacation and having a rigid schedule sort of contradicts that concept for me. Prior to departing from home, I familiarize myself with some of the offerings and attractions available at my destination and try to … Continue reading Joshua Tree and the miracle of hot springs

Sometimes running makes me cry

The other afternoon I hit the hills for a hike/run. The sun was warm and I was comfortable in a tank top and capri length pants - a treat to someone who has been layering up in UnderArmour for the past couple of months. I made it up the first long, steep hill without pause, … Continue reading Sometimes running makes me cry

Hiking with the golden girls

Yesterday I spent a lot of time on my feet exploring and reacquainting myself with Palm Springs. In the morning, I hoofed it to Palm Canyon Drive to wander along the wide avenue, browsing shop windows and people watching. The cloudless blue sky and mild temperatures made it easy to lose myself for a couple … Continue reading Hiking with the golden girls

Going back to Cali

Do I look like a desert girl to you? I said desert, not dessert, folks… As a fair skinned, half Irish person, I never imagined that I would be so captivated by the desert, specifically Palm Springs, but I absolutely love it there. There’s something about the dry heat, spectacular mountains and clear, cool nights … Continue reading Going back to Cali

Seven Sisters Trail Race – 2018 edition

My legs are so sore that I expect them to be purple, like a hard-earned bruise. Or, at the least, beet red because they’re angry with me because of the abuse I inflicted upon them yesterday when I completed my third consecutive Seven Sisters Trail Race with my lunarb*tch, Chrissy. Man, I am hurting, but, … Continue reading Seven Sisters Trail Race – 2018 edition

Bees and bruises – Moreau Lake 15K Trail run

This time of year is incredibly busy. There are school meetings and events, soccer games and doctor's appointments all to be worked into a calendar already full of other mundane tasks. This means there's a lot of picking and choosing when it comes to selecting races in the early fall.  Last week Lunar B*tch Karen … Continue reading Bees and bruises – Moreau Lake 15K Trail run