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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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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