Another four day weekend. Sort of.

While it may not have officially been a holiday weekend, it sure felt like one! It started on Thursday with the first Alive at Five for the season. I shot photos on a beautiful evening down by the Hudson for a Seen gallery and it didn’t matter at all that I knew no one present … Continue reading Another four day weekend. Sort of.

Sacandaga Half Marathon

Working towards my goal of 25 half marathons by the time I’m 55 has me hustling and signing up for races beyond the Capital Region. Earlier this year that meant south to Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. and yesterday I went northwest to Northville, N.Y. for the inaugural running of the Sacandaga Half Marathon. While both were … Continue reading Sacandaga Half Marathon

Syracuse Half Marathon – 11/11/18

While I don’t expect I’ll ever be blasé about running 13.1 miles, I do feel increasingly comfortable with the distance. I won’t say it’s easy, but it a manageable distance that challenges without much post-race discomfort. Yesterday, I ran my 10th half, an accomplishment I never could have predicted when I did my first in … Continue reading Syracuse Half Marathon – 11/11/18

Soccer and traces of snow at the start of 7.1

The weekend has been the quintessential October weekend in New York’s Hudson Valley, by my definition. There were chores and errands, sports, a couple of movies, and a home cooked meal or two that featured intensely seasonal food like squash and pumpkin. It felt restorative. The sports were a balance between being a spectator and … Continue reading Soccer and traces of snow at the start of 7.1

Newport – a 1/2 marathon and a full weekend

I’ve had exceptional Columbus Day weekends over the years - some great, some not so much. This most recent one, I’m happy to report, was pretty fantastic thanks to some good friends and 13.1 miles. Following an exceptionally fun Friday night out at an event  in Albany, we were on the road before noon on … Continue reading Newport – a 1/2 marathon and a full weekend

Getting bent at Fort Orange Brewing

September, with its temperatures that can swing 40 degrees in 48 hours, is flying by. If I look at my calendar too far ahead, I get palpitations, so I’m trying to be in the moment as much as possible. I don’t want to miss anything in my haste to get through a month that is … Continue reading Getting bent at Fort Orange Brewing