Second dose update: Tales from the ones who went first

First of all, I am incredibly grateful and lucky to have received the Pfizer vaccine. I’m also incredibly fortunate that the company I work for had the resources, knowledge, and structure to implement a successful vaccination plan for its employees.  For those of us who have received the vaccine, most are in direct contact withContinue reading “Second dose update: Tales from the ones who went first”

Just breathe….

Hallelujah! We have a shiny, new President and the first female Vice President of the United States. Both of them have the experience, temperament, and appropriate focus to actually lead this nation out of darkness. It felt like it took forever to get here.  “We must end this uncivil war.” President Joe Biden The tyrannyContinue reading “Just breathe….”

My 2020 in Running and Biking!

Totals:  Running: 772.5 miles Biking: 372.8 miles Races:  Southern Tour Ultra team relay in Wilmington, NC on January 18th One City Half Marathon in Newport News, VA on March 1st Taco Trot Virtual 5k Monument 10k virtual  Marine Corps Marathon virtual Longest run: 26.2 Longest ride: 23.8 That’s it!  The year began in splendid fashionContinue reading “My 2020 in Running and Biking!”

Vegan Chickpea “Chicken” Salad

Oh, behold the versatility of the chickpea! Where would vegans be without them? Of course they turn into delicious hummus, but you can also mash them to become a nice substitute for chicken. Much like the recipes I’ve shared for Vegan Tuna Salad and my Buffalo Chickpea Salad, this one is the same method, justContinue reading “Vegan Chickpea “Chicken” Salad”

The Week After…

It has now been one week since the attempted coup. I had prepared what I thought was a carefully laid out, well researched post about my feelings in response to last week’s events at the Capitol, and I even posted it. It was really more of a temper tantrum when I continued to look atContinue reading “The Week After…”

Round Two is Done!

Second dose. Same as the first. A little bit sorer And a little bit worse.  Is it sorer? Yes, a bit. Worse? That’s yet to be determined.  I received my second dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine today. My employer warned us to expect a stronger reaction this time and to plan accordingly, for example,Continue reading “Round Two is Done!”

Run Streak Complete!

What did my run streak teach me? For the first time in my life, I have successfully completed a run streak of more than 30 days. Starting on Thanksgiving day, I have run at least one mile, finishing today, New Year’s Day. I averaged almost 17 miles per week. I’ve certainly had weeks with moreContinue reading “Run Streak Complete!”

Another New Year?

It’s the time of the year that we traditionally begin to wind down, reflect, and think about what we want to accomplish in the next year. For most of us, we will bid 2020 a swift farewell. This dumpster fire of a year can’t be finished soon enough. And as nice as it is to thinkContinue reading “Another New Year?”