garmin forerunner booboo…

27 Jul

cleaning corroded pins with pencil eraser

it wasn’t too long after buying my garmin forerunner 201 back in 2005 that the charging pins started to become corroded from sweat. the pins are located under the watch and remain in contact with the skin, getting soaked with sweat during every run. i sweat a lot (as in look-like-i-jumped-in-a-pool kind of sweat) and […]

bipolar strikes again

15 Sep

so back in april i was feeling really good (maybe a bit TOO good) and made these ambitious plans to participate in the nanny goat 24-hour race as a walker. then much like what happened for the 9 trails 35 mile in november 2007, the high desert 50k in december 2007 and the avalon 50 […]

alien on a mission

9 May

from an old journal — i have no idea what was going on that day… i’m a human experiment. i want to see the purple winged elephants fly and dance because i am one of them. people think that i am a person, but i am an alien on a research mission on this pathetic […]

something to look forward to: nanny goat 24 hours

12 Apr

i must be crazy… i haven’t been running much and today i decided to sign up for the nanny goat 24 hour race. but i can explain: i am planning on walking it. plus, there is no pressure to “finish”, no cut-offs, just relaxed running (in my case walking) around a 1-mile loop with aid […]

what it’s like to have shock therapy

22 Mar

i just published a new squidoo lens about my experience with ect, check it out here: what it is like to have shock therapy.

bipolar tips on squidoo

23 Dec

last month i wrote a squidoo lens with a few tips on managing bipolar disorder and preventing relapse. here’s the link to it: riding the bipolar roller coaster.

reflections on womanhood

4 Nov

as a child i used to envision myself as a full-bosomed, self-confident adult woman wearing fashionable make-up and a flawless hairdo. today i barely fill an A cup, my best comb has “american airlines” written on it, and my only make-up article is a cover stick (to hide the effects of chronic insomnia).

i’m still around…

3 Nov

hard to believe that moi, once running coach and ultrarunner extraordinaire, would be doing cartwheels at the thought of hitting 400 miles for the YEAR. the typical excuse, “life got in the way”, but the truth is: running has not been a priority for the past year and a half. and that is so because […]