|A little 2014 Halloween experiment in reinvention...|
|A closer look...If only changing oneself was as easy as dressing in a cat costume....|
|Feeling rough while finishing up World 100km, May 2012, Serego, Italy|
|bicep curls with TRX suspension|
|TRX we call "running girl"|
|in the dressing room: Daddy Warbuck's maids..6/2013|
|Girls practicing posing in Coach Herb's workshop|
|Receiving instruction for how to hold arms & hips|
|Mona, Andrea, Kyoko, Lindsey and I celebrating November b'days and gutter guards!|
|Our first gathering in April: CC from bottom L: Tracey-Lynn,|
Annette, Andrea, Catherine, Jenny, Lindsey and Kyoko
|Approaching the top of Grandfather parking lot. Trying|
to maintain form and breathe at the same time...Photo by Skip Sickler
Eastern Divide 50k. George won a raffle in February and we were awarded a 3-night cabin stay in Pembroke VA. He also won a guided fishing trip. Just so happens that the race was on Sunday (the day of our checkout and 20 minutes from our cabin). This course was fun with lots of single track uphill for the first several miles before settling into a combination of dirt roads, grassy fields and single track through miles and miles of ferns. It was so green, I thought we must be in Middle Earth.
|Enjoying the crowd and the bagpipes after GFMM|
Photo by Skip Sickler
|Sooo happy to be running again!, GFMM, 2014|
Photo by Skip Sickler
|Mom is the best!|
|Annette and Michele post 5k|
|parsnips, beets and colorful carrots in growbags...|
|Birthday girl Mom Santucci and Pops|
|Georgio and I celebrating his parents at the same dinner|
and starting back to work going into my 14th year as a high school counselor.
|Getting set up the day before|
Early November, George and I played hooky from an afternoon of chores to walk from Massie Gap to Rhododendren Gap in Grayson Highlands. Chilly,yet no wind and spectacular!
|Can you believe we live only 35 minutes driving from the trailhead? So lucky are we!|
|20ish degrees 3 miles or so into the 1st of 4 laps|
|Photos: This one-Time Square the Saturday after Christmas, above, looking north|
from Battery Park and the New World Trade Center.
|Early miles of Frosty Fifty 2015|
I do know, a dream I have to celebrate turning 50, Is to travel to Scotland the summer before and run John Muir Way and West Highlands Way. If I save enough money, I could run 15-25 miles a day, depending on terrain and have my duffle transported and stay at guesthouses. Dreams are fun and researching when half asleep drinking coffee in the am are perfect times for fantasizing:)