Home Leave | Virginia Beach

Post-5k race.After a few days apart in Michigan and California, Kail and I spent the last portion of our home leave visiting my sister and brother-in-law in Virginia Beach. Kail stayed for a week before heading back to Amman, but I was able to enjoy an extra two and a half weeks with my family.

Fitbit Charge HR

I’m back on the Fitbit bandwagon. My sister Rachel bought me and Kail Fitbit Charge HRs for Christmas. She’s a very generous gift-giver and is always thinking of Christmas (and birthday) presents year round.But wait, you ask, didn’t I already have a Fitbit Flex (a birthday gift from Kail last year)? It’s a long story, butContinue reading “Fitbit Charge HR”

Gatorade Beach Run

I ran the Gatorade Beach Run organized by Run El Salvador on Saturday at La Costa del Sol. The race started at 4:00 p.m. It was HOT.I finished in 31:34 — not my fastest 5k by any means but pretty good considering it was on a Salvadoran beach in the middle of the afternoon. AlsoContinue reading “Gatorade Beach Run”

Interview: Being a Non-Foreign Service Expat in El Salvador

I know my blog makes expat life as a Foreign Service wife sound glamorous and exciting. It is, and it isn’t. Certainly, living in El Salvador has its perks. Living here and being affiliated with the Foreign Service does as well. But what about all those other expats out there, brought to El Salvador byContinue reading “Interview: Being a Non-Foreign Service Expat in El Salvador”

Outdoor Activities in Kingston, Ontario

As I mentioned earlier in the week, Kingston, Ontario is full of things to do outdoors: walking, running, biking, kayaking, sailing, you name it. I definitely took advantage of these opportunities and the relative safety and freedom with which I was able to get around.