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Still, I Run; Or, No Matter Where You Go, There You Are.

I’ve always been irritated by the use of qualifiers when describing a run. I suppose for elites or people who get paid to run, saying things like “that was a good run…..for her,” or “I just did a really slow run,” … Continue reading

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Running in Missouri in July is Like Standing in a Boiling Pot of Soup.

Someone from one of the local weather stations said that this past week — it’s been so hot here in Mid-MO during the month of July that it’s “like standing in a boiling pot of soup.” Vivid. And accurate, I … Continue reading

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Nothing is Impossible… the Road to the 2016 NYC Marathon

I finished Boston’s Run to Remember on May 29th in just under three hours. It wasn’t my best run. I suffered from a pulled/strained left calf muscle the entire run. So… that hurt. But there are a lot of great … Continue reading

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Starting Again, Again…. Boston and NYC Coming Up!

I’ve been loosely training for Boston’s Run to Remember half marathon since February. It’s been fine, but I’m not as strong as I’d like to be. My routine is far from solid. But I’ll run the race and I’ll feel … Continue reading

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And Speaking of Goals, Abandoned and New…

One of the things about running is that when you slack off, and get out of shape, like I have, you have all kinds of new goals when you DO get your ass back in gear! It’s all about perspective. … Continue reading

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New Year, Abandoned Goals, New Goals, Whatever…

My physical therapist calls me the “hot mess express.” That is a long way from NYC Marathon finisher more than a year ago. Long story short, I slacked off on the running, stopped going to yoga, and greatly increased my … Continue reading

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New Goal: TriZou Triathlon 2016

Been awhile. My last post was about my half-assed attempt at running a mile-a-day. In January. Eight months ago. LOL. Not sure where I was going with that. I’d like to say a lot has happened since then, but that … Continue reading

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Cold Obsession

It’s day six of the #writeandrun31 challenge. I’d planned to meet Carl after work, so I didn’t do my mile this morning. I was fine with that plan because this dark-thirty running in the freezing-ass cold is, um, challenging. So … Continue reading

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Compliments and Feel Good Moments

The good folks at #writeandrun31 offer daily writing prompts. I haven’t used any yet, not because I’m opposed to them, but because what I’ve been writing about so far is simply my attempts at getting outside and doing my miles. … Continue reading

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An Ice Cold Test

This is day four of my #writeandrun31 challenge. I really have no doubt that I can do the mile every day. Physically I can do that, and more I assume. The challenge for me is getting off my ass and … Continue reading

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