Aim Low

May 7, 2014

Most cities have a catchy little descriptor to make them more appealing. El Paso – The Sun City Los Angeles – City of Angels   Most of us people do, too. Dean Karnazes – Ultramarathon Man Roz Savage – Ocean Rower   But recently, I saw this And I thought, Yes. Why not just aim […]

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These Are the Days of Our Lives (or, why my husband should get combat pay)

May 6, 2014

Me:  I don’t want to run. Hubz:  So, don’t run. Me:  But I have to run. Hubz:  Why? Me:  Because I’ll get behind. Hubz:  Behind on what? Me:  Behind on my training. Hubz:  But I thought you weren’t training for anything. Me:  I’m not. Hubz:  So, then what are you getting behind on? Me:  I […]

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My Teeth Are Flossed, My Butt Is Big, My Life Is Over

May 1, 2014

Me: I’m getting old. Hubz: We all are. Me: No, I’m getting old faster. Hubz: I don’t even know what that means. Me: It means I caught myself flossing. Hubz: Um, okay. Me: I was sitting there on the edge of the bed last night, flossing, and I realized, I freakin’ floss! Every day! Hubz: […]

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10 More Things Your Parents Were Right About (Okay, Nine)

April 27, 2014

Recently, during a meeting of my writers’ group, we were discussing advice our parents had given us, but that we didn’t believe until we were well into adulthood – much of it we actively tried to prove wrong (damn, I wanted them to be wrong – especially the one about midnight and number of cocktails). […]

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There Are Drugs For This, Right?

April 25, 2014

I love to walk. I know a lot of runners hate to walk. And I agree that it does feel slow and like a waste of time sometimes. Like you might just miss getting to the bagel shop before they run out of Everything bagels if you don’t pick up the pace. But walking can […]

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Chicago, I’m Sorry I’m the Worst Tourist Ever.

April 7, 2014

Chicago. I didn’t see your Bean. Or your Museum of Contemporary Art, unless running by it every morning and afternoon counts. I never got on the “L” or made it inside the Museum of Natural History. I took photos of Soldier Field, but only because I thought other people might be interested in them. I […]

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A Primer In Southern Stuff – Foods and Words

April 3, 2014

It’s no secret to most of you that at the top of the list of reasons of “Why I Run” is For The Food. I felt like that phrase needed to be capitalized just so we are on the same page about it. Capitals seem to do that, don’t you think? Anyway, this declaration also applies […]

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Beyond Limits 50 Mile Race Report (by his mother, of course)

March 31, 2014

*Warning: Sappy, braggy post below. He is my baby, even if he is 17. Please bear with me. When my son, Grant, said he wanted to run a 50 miler just to see if he could do it, my response was, “Maybe you should at least run a marathon first.” And I thought that was […]

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A Post That Would Make Jacques Cousteau AND Jacques Pepin Cringe

March 26, 2014

When I was somewhere around four years old, I learned how to swim. I’m not sure if it came before learning to read, or after, but it had a very similar effect on me. Suddenly, everything in my narrow view looked different, like I had fallen into Alice in Wonderland’s rabbit hole. There was a […]

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Being Well-Adjusted Is Overrated. Or So I’ve Heard.

March 25, 2014

I’ve run a lot since the New Year, trying to work out what the hell I wanted to do with my running. I even raced (unsuccessfully). Then I took my son to run (successfully) his first marathon. And next weekend, he will attempt his first 50 miler. So while I am still Sybil-ish in my […]

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