6 Words. Six.

There are approximately a quarter of a million distinct words in the English Language. Thank you kindly Oxford English Dictionary. Different words have climbed my mental ladder at different times in my life, subsequently fallen off the top rung when their particular magic has been used up and new words for new challenges are needed. Lucky was […]

fat blasting circuit October 02

Boot Camp

She left me. My workout partner that is. She left to go back to college – sheesh – of all things.  Yet I remain.  The snooze gets hits a little more often, I arrive to my workout a few minutes later most days. But she left me with the habit, thank God, so I keep […]

This is not a freaking dress rehearsal

He called it the Death March. Most of the group we were with agreed. I stayed silent, happier than I had been in a long time. I was in love. In love with the mud, the rain, the discomfort, with the feeling that I was strong, the knowing I was doing something hard, and with […]

Permission to Rest

I vacuumed around the dog today. A steady stream of frustration walked itself across my brain like lyrics to a song titled: “Kate’s life is hardest.” I Hate repetitive chores pretty much the most. My way of thinking is I just vacuumed last week that should hold me till… next year right? Nope, maybe a […]

September 10

Book Launch

I was encouraged to post this video of the book launch. The authors who wanted too were able to read their stories in front of an audience. It was an exciting and nerve wracking experience! My reading is just under 10 minutes long so if you have a free moment take a peek. Let me […]

Running Anchorage half marathon April 27

Running is hard

Running is hard. Repeat after me, running is hard. Now tell my coach because he doesn’t seem to believe me. Running hurts. My knee hurts, my ankle hurts, my feet hurt and surprisingly my shoulder likes to hurt too.  The original excitement that accompanied most prior workouts seems to have vanished.  I must have hit […]

March 11

Eat a fajita. Pretty please.

Just click and print! Thank you everyone. I truly couldn’t do this without your support.

song of the week & delicious treat

01 Jar of Hearts Everything Pretzel Crisps My advice: Listen to Christina Perri’s ‘Jar of Hearts’ over and over again while eating a bag of pretzel crisps. Don’t worry, an entire bag has only 770 calories and 3.5 grams of fat. It’s a win win.  Bonus: the link will send you to a site where […]

Hodge Podge

First: Folks I am so close to my goal for Ave of the Giants Half Marathon! 83%!  Thank you to everyone, I still cannot believe I got here so fast.  To get me to that brass ring, my last $370, I am creating a wee competition. Wee because as you will soon see… the prize […]

January 30


I was driving home from class one night.  Waiting to turn on the onramp my head turns to follow a cat that streaks across the road in front of me. “Feral.” I think. But it looks so small and it is headed toward the freeway. An odd behavior for smart ferals that live in the […]

a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step… and keeps going forever. Or something like that.

Today I ran the farthest I have ever ran..in my entire life. Well, in my entire life in one go.  Ready? 5.4 miles. In the rain no less.  I know, I know not super astounding.  But astounding to me at least… and apparently astounding to my knee. So I am officially on my way to […]

writing and other nonense

Welllllll. Im at 26,509 words. As of right.now. In my novel I mean. Sounds a little pretentious to call what I am trying to write a “novel”. But if we can agree to let it slide for the sake of the month of November (novel writing month) I would appreciate it.  The Nanowrimo site calculates […]