Change Is Good, They Say. Okay, But There Better Be Chocolate.

August 26, 2014

As summer winds down, I have hit a bit of a melancholy funk. One child is moving abroad, the other will start his last year of undergrad and then leave for a Ph.D. program. One of my dearest friends, and best running buddies, has moved far away and my passion for running competitively is waning. […]

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Sunny Days and Tuesdays Always Get Me…

August 19, 2014

My summer has consisted of a lot of running, a lot of eating and a lot of “getting things done”. Basically, it’s been a mixed bag. I don’t really mind running errands. I enjoy being out and about, driving around the city, on the move. But, after a couple of months of this, I realized […]

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Water, God, and the Perfect Handstand

July 13, 2014

As much as I love to run, my moments of perfection are usually in the water. The ocean. The pool. When I am in Los Angeles, I swim at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, the site of the 1984 Olympics, and when I am in El Paso, I swim in my backyard. I love both […]

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Running Away Should Be Mandatory

July 2, 2014

Coming back to Texas always requires a little bit of “re-entry” readjustment. The heat. The altitude. The busy-ness. It always takes me a couple of weeks to acclimate. I have to reorganize my training and my schedule. I have to reorganize my brain. In LA, I’m pretty much on my own during the week. My […]

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My Once in a Lifetime

June 19, 2014

My once in a lifetime Spartathlon dream has come to an abrupt end. Did you hear the whimper? When I applied for the race, I had no idea my son would be going to school in London in the fall. When he received his acceptance letter, I was overjoyed (okay, equal parts freaked out and […]

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Work. Trust. Let Go.

June 16, 2014

My son, Grant, graduated from college yesterday.  And now he’s going to leave me.  Okay, just kidding, sort of. He is leaving me to go to school in London.  And while I’m elated that he is moving forward with his life, going out into the big world to see and taste it all only like […]

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If You Do Nothing Else, Finish

June 14, 2014

I guess I should have known I would end up being a loopy runner from the beginning.  You know how, years later, you are able to look back at something and say, “Ah.  Yes.”  Well, that’s how it is for me now with my first 50 miler.  I should have known there would be many […]

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When You Don’t Know What Else To Do – Run

June 12, 2014

When I first decided I wanted to be an ultrarunner, I knew pretty much nothing about the sport other than I WANTED TO DO IT.  From my limited worldview in El Paso, I had only two points of reference: Dean Karnazes and Pam Reed.  I don’t know if this is because I was too lazy […]

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No Sharks, No Fat – Love Is All About Compromise.

June 7, 2014

Me: You don’t seem super excited about me running Spartathlon. Hubz: We just have a lot going on in the fall, and going to Greece wasn’t on the list. Me: I know, but this is a once in lifetime. Silence Me: No comment? Hubz: I’m just still wondering how I ended up with a woman […]

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Life’s Big Decisions: A New Kidney or Sarah Silverman?

May 9, 2014

Fridays are always a little wackadoo. I usually only do 10 miles in anticipation of Saturday’s long run. But if I have anything going on early Saturday morning, I have to decide if I am going to run long on Friday, or Sunday. Life changing decision, don’t you think? You can see how it would […]

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