Falling Apart

My toenail fell off last week. Gross, I know; sorry about that. It was far less gross than it sounds, though, and more than anything was confusing. It's pretty common among runners to talk about gross black toenails falling out after a grueling run, but that's never been a problem for me. I am a... Continue Reading →

No Participation Trophy for Me, Thanks!

I've never considered myself particularly athletic, and I recently began to wonder if that was an unusual assessment, since I spend about five hours a week at the gym on top of daily dog walks and the occasional yoga practice (and this summer, a few paddleboarding trips). Those seem like the pursuits of an athletic... Continue Reading →

Short Stay Vacay

Summer weather is undeniably here. We've had heat advisories the last several days as temperatures remind me of my elementary school days (which is to say, "in the mid-90's") and humidity thickens to the point that just stepping outside results in a fine sheen of sticky sweat. It's kind of terrible, but a sick part... Continue Reading →

Further Adventures in Paddle Boarding

We just got back from a weekend with my parents at the lake. Growing up in central Missouri, I was aware of two lakes. Almost anyone I encountered outside of my immediate family referring generally to "the lake" meant Lake of the Ozarks, and if my family was saying "the lake," it meant Truman Lake.... Continue Reading →

Splish Splash

I did it! We did it! We did the thing! Saturday was sunny and pleasant and after taking a nice long morning walk to a new local coffee shop to tire out the dog and energize ourselves, and then working on a few things around the house, I stepped outside to discover that it had... Continue Reading →

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