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i’m still around…

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 […] Read more

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pier to pier

huntington beach pier rubys

yesterday i ran from the newport pier to the huntington pier (pictured below). it was quite a foggy morning. i was experimenting with different electrolyte drinks, and was stationed at a sink refilling my bottle with water and cliff electrolyte powder when i took the pic to the right […] Read more


errands, nattie style

today i needed to go to the post office get some 2 cent stamps and to the drugstore pick up a prescription. it is a fact that i hate driving. if i can walk somewhere, i will. in addition to that, it is summer, and the small peninsula on which i live gets crowded beyond […] Read more


thursday morning 3 piers run

huntington…newport…and balboa…for 16.2 miles. beautiful day. great run. happy thanksgiving […] Read more


the oc register, april 4, 1998

my husband was cleaning his closet and found this paper. one of his many rituals is to go to the beach, everyday, to watch the sunset, while playing an instrument. he is a jack of all trades master of none when it comes to playing, but still, i enjoy hearing him play. he plays (if […] Read more


back bay

yesterday’s afternoon at the back bay. beautiful day […] Read more


the balboa fun zone

it will no longer be my nephew’s favorite place on the peninsula. it was bought in december 2005 for $14 million, by the newport harbor nautical museum. kids’ favorites are the caroussel, which will be removed and relocated, and the ferris wheel, the only ride that will remain in the fun zone. but my nephew’s […] Read more

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