Category Running

Morning run through Buen Retiro

It’s very hard to keep up the pretense of a serious morning run when you keep having to stop and enjoy little gems like this.

Kensington Gardens

I went for a run this morning through Hyde Park and took a detour to visit the gardens of Kensington Palace.  I may have spent more time looking at plants than I spent actually running… My favorite, the sunken garden. Kensington Palace. Not super impressive from the outside. The Italian Fountains.  Built by Prince Albert […]

26 hours in El Paso

A few weeks ago my friend Amy told me that she and Kristin (our mutual friend who lives in El Paso, Texas) were planning a week-long backpacking trip to a place called Big Bend — a national park along the border in western Texas.  They wanted to know if I was interested in joining them. […]

Cherry Blossom Ten Miler

My alarm went off this morning at 5:00am.  A few minutes later I was eating a bowl of oatmeal and checking the weather report.  I warmed up and stretched and pulled on my running gear (and then pulled it off, and back on, going through every possible permutation of shorts/tights/shirt/jacket/gloves before finally coming back to the outfit I’d originally planned […]