Author: Miriam @ Sometimes Sporty

Corrected Headline: Why are slower runners racing?

Corrected Headline: Why are slower runners racing?

I’m part of an amazing support group of female runners.  We have women of all shapes and sizes who participate in our New Hampshire She Runs This Town Chapter (seriously, if you are in New Hamphire you should join us).  We have ladies who win […]

Some recent randomness

Some recent randomness

Alpacas I live near a small zoo/farm called Charmingfare farms.  On Independence Day, my daughterconvinced me to stop by the farm for an hour.  I learned something new about alpacas.  Although Alpaca’s seem like quiet animals, they make a strange, loud, humming noise while breeding. […]

Back from Gaspesie

Back from Gaspesie

Today was my first day back from a week long vacation in the region of Quebec known as Gaspesie.  This region is a penisula between the St. Laurence River and the Bay des Chaleurs which separates it from New Brunswick.  Most of the inhabited areas […]

What to do with Garlic Scapes

What to do with Garlic Scapes

Back when I did a food blog, one of my favorite “segments” I did was “I have [insert vegetable or fruit] now what?”.  I usually would include a recipe that I had created then add some links to other recipes with the ingredient. I don’t […]

Reading in 2017 – A 6 month Review

Reading in 2017 – A 6 month Review

A fair warning:  I listen to a lot of audiobooks.  I listen to them in the car, I listen to them when I’m doing laundry, I’m even listening to one as I type out this blog post.  I also listen to books at 2X speed, […]

Chasing hills to drop the stress

Chasing hills to drop the stress

In early 2016, I was running hills everywhere.  In preparation for Big Sur Marathon I sought out elevation instead of speed.  Luckily, New Hampshire, even in the southern end, is full of hills.  Rolling hills, large hills, gradual hills, mountains and valleys, its harder to […]

Happy summer solstice 

Happy summer solstice 

I’m not a huge fan of heat, but I love daylight.  My biggest complaint about New England is that it’s on the Eastern side of the Eastern Time Zone. My parents live on the Western Side, so daylight is present for about an hour longer […]

Weekly Recap – Training for Nothing

Weekly Recap – Training for Nothing

I’m not training for anything right now.  Ok, I’m training to strengthen my left ankle (I had surgery in February) and to understand where my fitness is.  Ideally I would love to run a half marathon (or two) in October, but I want to see […]

Squat your dog challenge

Squat your dog challenge

Squat your dog challenge I’ve been seeing all sorts of adorable videos on the web of people doing the #squatyourdogchallenge.  There’s people who’s dogs are squirming the whole time, or licking them in the face.  Other’s can’t even pick up their dog, it’s so big. […]

Mindfulness and Eating

Mindfulness and Eating

One of my goals in 2017, especially after spending several months away from running after surgery, was to learn how to meditate.  I wanted to improve my anxiety and reduce my stress while my primary outlet was unavailable to me.  I’ve been using the Calm […]