LARABAR Love (giveaway)

When I was at the Health and Fitness Bloggers Conference last month in Boulder, I got to try lots of goodies and write some reviews about them. One of my favorites, both before and after the conference, was LARABARS. What do I like about them? So many things, but the biggest is the fact that the ingredient list is short and real. According to LARABAR, […]

Pinch Me!

Easing my way back with the AlterG ‘Cause I think this running thing’s really happening. I started back this week on the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill. Two runs down with no pain during or after. I went into this a bit unsure if this was the time to give it a go or not. My most recent set of MRIs looked pretty good, but I still […]

Worldless Wednesday

Yes, XLMIC, I really was a cheerleader in high school. And I’m pretty mortified that I’m putting it out there! Related Posts:No Related Posts


Pardon me while I shamelessly boast about my son’s weekend performance! First there was his swim meet on Saturday: 1st in back stroke; 2nd in IM; 1st in his free relay. Then came Sunday at his kids triathlon. This is the fourth year of this event and it has really taken off in size. The first year the race director limited it to 150 kids. […]

He Said/He Said

There are two sides to every story, and recently, when Jeff Galloway spoke out against the minimalist trend in his newsletter, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, minimalist guru and owner of Two Rivers Treads, felt compelled to respond. Mark brought this response to my attention the other day and asked if I’d like to run it, as did I think it’s quite interesting to read things […]

Polished or fit?

I have a dear 60-something neighbor who grew up in the South during a time when appearance meant everything. As a consequence, whenever I see her, she is dressed to the nines, perfectly made-up and beautifully coiffed. Sometimes after seeing her I’ll catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and think “Wow–she must think I don’t give a damn about my appearance.” She’s not […]

My answers, part two

More questions, more answers. Thus begins part two: Jeff at Dangle the Carrot asks: Tell the truth–you’re lovin’ the Twitter, aren’t you?A: Uh, yes. I am surprised, actually, by how much I love Twitter! I resisted for ages and now I don’t know what I was waiting for! Teamarcia asks: Describe your favorite cupcake. How many would you eat if no one was asking?A: White […]

You ask, I tell

Thanks (I think) for all of the questions from last week. I’m going to answer most of them and stretch this out into at least two posts ’cause otherwise you’d fall asleep getting through them all in one. So without further ado: XLMIC asks: Why the name MissZippy?A: When I was training for my first marathon in 1998, I did the majority of my miles […]

Wins, awards, and you ask, I tell!

The win: Joanne at AppleCrumbles, you are the proud new owner to two pairs of Feetures socks thanks to Congrats! The award: just came out with a list of the top 100 running blogs and let me know that I made the grade. Thank you for that! I’ve displayed their badge in my sidebar. And finally, Kovas at Midwest Multisport Life has tossed […]

I can remember when…

Those blue Nikes! Note the low heel to toe ratio. Running didn’t become a part of my life until my early 30s, but since it is such an important part of my life, I sometimes think back on my earliest memories of running. Most of these things were happening off in the periphery of my life, but they were there, maybe quietly embedding themselves for […]