Moab-Monument Valley-Mesa Verde

June 25, 2014 Whistle stop road-trip today, dipping from Utah into Arizona to visit Monument Valley and then back to Colorado to visit Mesa Verde National Park where we stayed the night, camping… Continue reading

Rifle to Moab

Tuesday, June 24, 2014Short drive today stopping at the Colorado National Monument National Park. Most of the drive towards Moab was along the Colorado River. We again camped by the river stopping at… Continue reading

Denver to Rifle

Monday June 22, 2014A quick get together for Hammer and a friend he made while cycling around Australia yesterday. Spent an afternoon at their house and went out to a lovely Italian restaurant.… Continue reading

Grandmas Marathon 2014, Duluth, Minnesota

Grandmas Marathon June 21, 2014 SOOOOOO HAPPY….my comeback road marathon  done and dusted – Grandmas Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota. Very very happy with how I ran and my overall time of 4.07 with… Continue reading

Bring on Grandma

June 15, 2014 (Race week – Grandmas)A week of travel through New York and Chicago before race day on Saturday. June 21. Flu has worsened while in New York but by the time… Continue reading

Countdown to Grandmas

June 9, 2014 (1 week to Grandmas)For a whole lot of reasons managed only one run  in the second last week before race day.  A short interval session on Tuesday. I  was intending… Continue reading

Duluth – Grandmas Marathon

Duluth, June, 19-21, 2014 Duluth in Minnesota is not on every tourists itinerary, but it may be soon. As a longtime fan of the Coen Bros movie Fargo – it put Duluth and… Continue reading


Chicago, June 17-18, 2014First time to Chicago, I ended up staying in a really hip neighborhood of Bucktown/Whicker Park about four subway stops from downtown (The Loop). I seem to have arrived on… Continue reading

New York

New York, June 13_16, 2014Three days in New York and time has flown by. Marvelous sunny skies with warm weather and lots of people out and about making the most of the weekend.… Continue reading

Frosty Morning

Monday June 8, 2014 (2 weeks to Grandmas)A week of way too many commitments and bad weather meant that sadly running did not come first. Managed to get out three times:  a hill… Continue reading

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