2017 Her Tern 1/2 & 1/4, and a little humility

The Her Tern Half is my favorite Anchorage 1/2 marathon. The course is straight forward,ย enjoyable and I know it like the back of my hand. The swag is ridiculous and not junk. And, the energy of running with hundreds of other women is unbeatable (I think of that song by Aretha and Annie Lenox,ย Sisters are … Continue reading 2017 Her Tern 1/2 & 1/4, and a little humility

Marathons 2016: Her Tern Half (run happy)

I’m 2/3 through my race commitments for 2016 – hooray! Last weekend was the Her Tern Half, an annual women’s race in Anchorage and my redemption run for 2016. While I originally wanted to train and run in under 2 hours, Mayor’s Marathon taught me to let that shit go. I felt good and strong … Continue reading Marathons 2016: Her Tern Half (run happy)

Winter Solstice 2014 (Alternate title: That was fast…)

Winter Solstice has come and gone, and we’re already gaining daylight in AK. I’ve rolled with the changing daylight the same way for the past three years: a few days here and there of general funkiness, crankiness, lethargy. And then, suddenly, it’s done and I’m cool again! Regular outdoor activity and exercise help me ease … Continue reading Winter Solstice 2014 (Alternate title: That was fast…)