Wild Animals, Plants, and Hallucinations: This is 100 Miles at Sunrise (Lake Martin 100, Part 3/4)

Cut to mile 83.  I check in at the Heaven Hill aid station, where a red-headed guy with a beard greets me with such contagious enthusiasm that my droopy eyes perk up.  I’m tired enough to believe he is Leif Erikson or at least Leif Garrett before the drugs.  Leif has been working this aid… Read More Wild Animals, Plants, and Hallucinations: This is 100 Miles at Sunrise (Lake Martin 100, Part 3/4)

Is This What Owls Feel Like? Running 100 Miles GETS REAL. (Lake Martin 100, Part 2/4)

Cut to me at mile 50.  It’s 7:02 P.M.  The sun has already put on its pajamas and gone to bed.  It’s dark and getting darker, and the course is getting lonelier by the minute.   Already, more than half the runners have dropped from the race, but I’m still feeling strong.  I apply Vaseline… Read More Is This What Owls Feel Like? Running 100 Miles GETS REAL. (Lake Martin 100, Part 2/4)

Like Walking in Space: Eating at Wendy’s After Running 100 Miles (Lake Martin 100, Part 1 of 4)

By now you already know that I finished.  So let’s cut to me, folded in half, leaning on a railing inside a Wendy’s in Alexander City, Alabama. I have been awake since 4:37 A.M. yesterday when a crack of thunder preempted my alarm.  I looked out the hotel window and cursed the falling sky.  The… Read More Like Walking in Space: Eating at Wendy’s After Running 100 Miles (Lake Martin 100, Part 1 of 4)

What to do when one of your Top 10 Hottest Dudes signs with the Yankees

This is my nightmare.  Jacoby Ellsbury, who previously held the NUMBER TWO spot on my list of hottest dudes, joins Oscar Pistorius as the second man whose membership on this elite list has been revoked for shameful acts. After six years in a Red Sox uniform, Ellsbury turned his back on his fans, the organization,… Read More What to do when one of your Top 10 Hottest Dudes signs with the Yankees

31 for 31

Since the ripe age of twenty-nine, I’ve prepared an annual list of things I know or things I’ve learned from the past year only to learn that I know enough to know that I don’t know anything. Gulp. Vexing, right? So what’s a girl to do if I don’t have any more answers about the… Read More 31 for 31