Great Cranberry Island Ultra 2013 – my second 50k

Warning, apparently ultra runs require ultra blogs. You might want to grab a Gu for this one . . . Prelude The first road race I remember watching was the 10-mile Lobster Classic held in Hancock, Maine every… Read More

Report on the Pineland Running Festival and my first 50k race.

Finding ourselves in the middle of what appears to be new weather trend – spring hurricane season – we wisely opted not to camp out Friday evening. Instead we drove down early Saturday morning and the four of… Read More

Why Women Should Run (and why they need to have more fun doing it)

This is my response to the article “Why Women Should Not Run“. To spare you the tedium, I’ll summarize his main point: Running is stressful. Stress contributes to weight gain. Therefore women should not run. Running will only make… Read More

How I ditched my shoes, in 20 slides

Here’s the live-recorded version of the slide show I gave at Blue Hill’s Pecha Kucha night December 5, 2012. The Pecha Kucha format is that each presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds and gets to spout off on anything they… Read More

An awesome summer of playing, training and racing

In mid April I quit sugar and grains for as long as I could – which made for a fantastic lead into my summer triathlon training. I started with nine workouts a week in late May – that’s… Read More

Pushing the edge to feel alive

Embodiment Concrete expression of something A tangible or visible expression of an idea or quality Embodying of something The act or process by which something is made tangible or visible My Favorite Challenge Last weekend I swam three… Read More

Barefoot Running Footwear: from skin to vibram and everything in-between

Be like Laura and take off your shoes I’ve been reducing my footwear ever since I was eight year’s old when I was so fully immersed in the Laura Ingall’s Little House book series that I was sure… Read More

Barefoot Freedom Video

Steve Stone a sporadic but dedicated yoga student of mine is also a talented film producer. He talked me into making a “happy feet” video for his new instructional website  Off Center Harbor. Of course if you know… Read More

Finishing the 2011 Lobsterman Triathlon Barefoot

This was my third year competing in the Lobsterman Triathlon but my first time running the 10k completely barefoot. Even six months ago I wondered if my foot pads would be able to weather that much asphalt but… Read More

When the going gets tough, the tough eat greens

Why I eat greens for breakfast, lunch and dinner It’s hot and dry, I’ve just finished a 26 mile bike ride before teaching my Saturday morning yoga class and I’ve got twenty minutes to refuel and refresh –… Read More