Product Review: Mizuno Wave Enigma 5

The back of the Wave Enigma 5's

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mizuno. The opinions and text are all mine. I have A LOT of running shoes.  A LOT.  So when I say – I have falling in love my new Mizuno Wave Enigma 5’s – I’m not kidding. The new Mizuno Wave Enigma 5 introduces u4ic-X – Mizuno’s newest mid sole foam technology.  This is

Race Report – HMF Mystic Half Marathon


Hartford Marathon Foundation’s (HMF) Inaugural Mystic Half Marathon and 10K was held Sunday, May 31st.  The Mystic Half was the 2nd race of the Triple Half Series.  HMF half marathoners will earn an exclusive HMF Triple Half Challenge jacket and finisher’s medal when they register at once to run the Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half Marathon (April 12), Mystic Half Marathon (May 31) and Eversource Hartford Half

National Parks: Exploring America as a Family – Part 6

Here’s another tip when exploring our National Parks:  journal, journal, journal every evening!  I took my laptop and tried to write down everything we saw each day, so when I finally wrote my blog entry and began to SCRAPBOOK, I would have all the details of my trip ready.  Here are day 10’s  highlights. Day 10:  Old Faithful Inn Dining Room – breakfast John D

What I’ve learned from 15 years of marriage


Today my husband and I celebrate 15 years of marriage. At our anniversary dinner, we reflected on some of our favorite memories and some of our not so favorite memories.  Both good and bad memories are just as vivid, but what we know for sure is our good has far outweighed our bad.  And since we’ve only been married for such a short about of

Product Review: Rocket Pure Anti Chafe Stick


I was invited by Rocket Pure to test and review their products.  I received a Friction Therapy Anti-Chafe Balm Stick and Eucalyptus Foot and Shoe Deodorizing Power for this review.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I was contacted by Rocket Pure, a small family company in Bellingham, Washington, to try their products.  I don’t say yes to every product I am offered.  I want to make

Another Mother Runner Retreat – Day 4 AND Little Rock Central High School NHS


Sunday, April 19th:  Perfectly Goofy Gail and I decided to sleep in and skip the Mother Runner OPTIONAL River Market Run at 6:30am.  We were pooped and unfortunately 8:30am came soon enough.  All good things must come to an end and it was time to wrap up the weekend.  I was really going to miss the sanctuary of this retreat and the southern comfortable, Capital Hotel. Us BAMR’s were

1965- Disneyland’s Tencennial


As part of a series of 60 blog posts by 60 bloggers counting down to the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland on July 17, 2015, I am writing about 1965. 1965 marked the 10th anniversary of Disneyland – Disneyland’s Tencennial.   On January 3, 1965, Uncle Walt gave TV viewers a sneak peek into the upcoming plans for his park on the “Disneyland’s 10th Anniversary” show

Another Mother Runner Retreat Report – Day 3

THE Big Dam Bridge

Saturday, April 18th:  Once again we were up at 6:30am, ready for our long group run – the “Big Dam Bridge Group Run.”  It was our choice of how far and how fast we wanted to run – 3, 6, or 9 miles.  Some BAMR’s were even planning to run longer, but we were going for “only” a 10-miler. The Arkansas River Trail was nice

Another Mother Runner Retreat Report – Day 2


Friday, April 17th:  We were up at 6:30am to jump-start Day 2 with a 3 to 6 mile Group Run around Little Rock.  Gail slept like a baby.  I, however, was up all night riding the porcelain bus.  But there was no time for stomach issues… We met our AMR’s for some morning inspiration and a quick group photo.  We then broke into groups, led