Monday, September 29, 2014

Lyon Mountain

So. It's been awhile. But that's the best part about a blog, right!? You can just pick up wherever you left off. Here are some photos from a hike I did this weekend near Chazy Lake in Dannemora, NY and photos from the Island Vines 10K in South Hero, VT!

^^Pre-race winery photo


^^Set a goal of 54 minutes. Came in at 53:55 on a very hilly course!

^^post race "refreshments"

^^When it's fall in Vermont, you pick apples.

 ^^Grand Isle ferry

^^View from the fire tower on top of Lyon Mountain
 ^^hello vertigo
 ^^Windmills to the North

^^Adirondack Park

 ^^Sunset from the ferry
From the summit of Lyon Mtn.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

That place.

There was sunshine, the best of friends, running, more running, my favorite eating spots (hello Purple Cactus and Ula Cafe) and the pond. It was one of those weekends I would like to play on repeat. And I came home with a shiny new half marathon PR (1:52:23) - was not expecting that!

I'll be back soon, J.P.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Life lately

^^Finally found the Saucony vest (on sale!) I've been lusting over for about a year. Dreams do come true.

Between negative temperatures, working seven days a week and a long week of dealing with plumbers, a 46 degree apartment and getting locked out of my apartment, I haven't had much time to do anything besides work, run, eat and sleep - let alone blog about any of it. So now that my apartment is warm, the water is hot and I have a couple free hours, here are some recent Instagram shots and outtakes from the last few weeks. 


Here's to surviving a cold January and hoping for a sunny February!

Saturday, January 4, 2014


If you live anywhere in the Northeast you are aware that winter has come at us pretty hard these last couple of weeks. From ice storms to double digit negatives, life has been quite cold

^^Lake Champlain - white caps and windy, what more could you want.

^^Snow on the inside of the car? Eh, just a daily thing around here.

^^Anyone up for a Skinny Dip?

The cold is not all that bad.
I have been trying to keep the complaints to a minimum and instead finding funny/humorous moments hidden inside this vast tundra.

Here are some of my tips for surviving this icy temps:

1. Celebrate the New Year by dressing up as a bear. 

2. Invite friends up from Boston to run ridiculous amounts of miles and wear matching shirts and funny hats.

3. Dress up like a ninja to run on the snow packed bike path. 

4. Schedule extra snuggle time with your sister and cat. Sweatpants required. 

5. Convince 10 of your friends to run a half marathon on New Years Eve. Fireworks provided.

On another note, one of my New Years goals (because that's what I've been calling them) is to blog more. 

Here's to a solid 2014.