Recommendations

As a Running Mountain Mama, I try to encourage people to use their resources wisely. After all that's what Mountain Mamas, and moms in general, do every day. With that in mind, here are some suggestions that I hope will help you stretch your budget and give you some valuable resources you can turn to…

Race recap: Eagle Charge

Race: Eagle Charge Type: Virtual (you can do it anywhere during the first week of July) Distance: You can run either a 4-mile or 7-mile distance. You also can do both for a total of 11 miles. Charity it benefits: Team Red, White and Blue, a nonprofit for civilians and veterans that aims to enrich…

In the end …

As I began my work day, a notice flashed on the screen: “Linkin Park singer dead, Los Angeles coroner says.” To be honest, I didn’t know Chester Bennington’s name until today. I just knew him as the Linkin Park singer. I knew how much I admire his vocal ability. The raw emotion that flowed out…

Yogurt popsickles revisited

Sometimes you have to work with what you have. In an effort to revamp my food habits, I’m leaning on healthy recipes that I’ve learned over the years and revamping them to fit my budget and what I have available.  These recipes are for yogurt-based popsickles. They can be made anytime with either Greek or…

The harvest

Are you getting the most out of your workouts? After a bad few weeks due to life changes, Mountain Mama and Mountain Kid 1 are back at it, counting miles and making them count.

Getting a future scientist to #optoutside

Today, Mountain Kid 2 turns 9. He was the biggest baby out of the three, almost 10 pounds. As of now, he’s the middle kid, in between his older sister and young brother in height. But he has the one with the biggest heart. (He’ll tell you he has a dark heart.) I knew he…

A new practice

Mountain Kid 1 and I are embarking on a different kind of training this summer. This upcoming school year, she’ll be old enough to participate in school sports. So we’re getting ready for fall cross-country season. I’ve put the zombie apocalypse training to a different course, concentrating more on running. Instead of detailing our training…

Wonder Women — redux

Blogger’s note: I was asked to revise my Wonder Women column after I saw the film. I cleaned the text up and added a bit. Steve Trevor is just as much of a hero as Diana. So, really everyone can be a superhero. The movie is a great film. I really encourage people to see…

My Wonder Women

As a child, my Wonder Woman didn’t wear a swimsuit. She didn’t have an invisible jet, Lasso of Truth or bracelets that deflected bullets. My mom had collected about 10 or so comics during her youth. In those pages was my Wonder Woman. She had lost her powers and wore Mod, a clothing style popular…

The end and beginning

June 2017 marks the end of my 40th year and the beginning of my 41st. To celebrate, my dog Blue ran away today. When we came home from school, he and about 10 of his tick friends came back to celebrate. I’ve been getting back on track exercise-wise after juggling a new work schedule. It…

Here and there …

So, this past weekend, I was supposed to run my first race of this year, a 5K held in conjunction with the N.C. Potato Festival. But my husband also wanted to run. Someone had to watch the kids, so I said I would. I still have a lot of that 5K energy in me —…