Nov 2011 Savannah, GA 4:38
Dec 2010 Jacksonville, FL 4:22
Feb 2010 New Orleans, LA 4:10
Jan 2010 Mobile, AL 4:07
May 2009 Burlington, VT 4:54
Oct 2004 Portland, ME 3:57

Monday, June 25, 2012

Welcome to Summer 5K

So glad y'all decided to do this "run" with me!  I think it was really fun and can't wait to do another one next month!  What can we celebrate, maybe a bit later in the month than the 4th which is obvious?

Laura Bagley
Hey I did it! First time I've been for a run in months.  The weather was perfect for running here in Down-east Maine;overcast with a cool breeze at 57°. I kept thinking of all of you runners in southern Alabama running tomorrow evening. I hope I've been an inspiration.  32:40

Ron & Edie Merrill
Ron and I ran last night too in La Jolla neighborhood. 3.1 miles: 30:04. In the 70s, sunny dry and beautiful and of course hilly.  We attached a sweaty self-portrait. Looking forward to hearing about your run and especially the social hour afterwards. Have fun.

Aiveen Kahalley

Great run this morning.  Didn’t record my time or speed.  Just enjoyed about a 45 min run in my neighborhood.  Cloudy, slightly breezy and about 80F. Thanks so much for motivating me.  I took about a week off and it really felt good to be running again!

Margo Bullwinkle

3.8 mile run at 34.33 in Orlando Park, IL.

Kelly Fuller, Jackie Faulkingham, Denise Wiiliams, & Carla Pierce

4 girls running
Flat on scenic 98; ran south from City Hall and then down some side roads, finishing it off in front of My Cousin Vinnie’s; 88 degrees; great company.
Terrific way to celebrate the start of summer

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer Virtual Run-great idea!

Summer Virtual Run

I saw this run posted on a friend's FB page one morning and me, being me, signed up right then! Thinking that others would enjoy it just as much- I emailed it, shared, it, texted about it!  Lol:)   It is a great way to have fun with running!  I know, Denise would say- fun and run should never be in the same sentence!

I am looking forward to running this and posting pictures and stories about it.  If you still want to sign up and run it, here is the link:

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Ok, so I guess I ought to apologize for taking such a long time off from blogging.  Reasons for it?  well, I would like to say that I was busy (correct) and that I took on a new job (correct).  Even so, there are times that I know I had time and that I even wished to share something (not that folks are reading) and still did not post- which leads me to the real reason....I do believe it is my personality.  If I cannot write once a week, or if more time goes by, then I say well, I failed at that and why continue, or begin again?!

Poor choice and definitely poor modeling.  Plus once I started to re-read some of my old posts?  Guess what, I said to myself, wow you have tons of interesting things written down here that are fun to reminisce about.  So, reading a friend's blog post this morning, made me realize that I needed to post again!!!!! Yay!!!!

So much to tell all y'all so today is short and later posts will fill you in.

Topic?  What to show your fiends about the South and the area when they come to visit?

1- Bay and the view

I love this spot.  Maybe others do not, but having lived on the coast most all of my life, I do not think I would like to be far from it.  It is almost always sunny, sun glinting off the water and the skyline view is fantastic- always makes me smile.

2- Beach

Ok, being from Maine, you love hitting the beach in the summer months, but I do love just being able to park near the beach and wander onto the beach within a few feet instead of parking in a lot, or along the road and then carrying your stuff until you get there.  Also, the sand is white and soft- doesn't bother your feet as you walk.  You have your pick of beaches.  I know, in Maine, 3?  Maybe I am missing some but the big ones?  Popham, Reid, and Small Point.  Now, let's access the water....warm enough to actually go in and enjoy.

3- Restaurants and food choices

Take your pick- as my friend said, "any of those along the causeway looked liked good choices to me"- and they were all packed?!  Fun evening trying out crawfish,  red royals, and Gumbo.

4- Gators!!!

an obvious choice.  You could show them the walk, take an airboat road, or one of my favorites, Alligator Alley.  There you can get it all, walk in their habitat, watch a feeding and even hold one.

5- Any local festival or event that is happening.

There is always something going on in the south.  This week end there was the Strawberry Festival (I had forgotten how much I loved it last year), Gumbo on Dauphin Island, Arts Alive in Mobile or if wanting to drive, the free Jazz Festival in N'awlins (not sure of the southified spelling of that).

So, what are we doing today?  Not sure yet what we are fixing to do, but let's get a check of the weather.  Currently at 8 am sunny and 74 degrees. Many possibilities :)  So get out there and enjoy the region!!!