Category Archives: Races

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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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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2014 Columbia Eve Fest 5k; Other Musings; and #writeandrun31

OTHER MUSINGS I’ll start with other musings. I’ve been saying I want to do more writing. I don’t have anything in particular in mind, but I keep saying it, and I have this blog, so, you know….. Hey, it’s the … Continue reading

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Strength in Every Pose, Always Engaged: My Thoughts on Finishing the NYC Marathon

At the beginning of every yoga class, we’re asked to set our sankalpa, our intention, for the class. Every class, every time, as I was training for the New York City Marathon, this was mine: Strength in every pose, always … Continue reading

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Let It Be, or, No One Told Me There Would Be Hills

As if I wouldn’t know that there would be hills… in a 10k, in Columbia, where there are a LOT of hills. How long have I lived here? Sometimes I am SO unaware. I never really looked at the route … Continue reading

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Illinois Marathon/Half Marathon 4.26.14

This race is always well directed, with a great, flat course and awesome community support. The race start is near Memorial Stadium and State Farm Center (formerly Assembly Hall), and ends on the 50 yard line of Memorial Stadium in … Continue reading

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Charleston Challenge Mid-Winter Classic 5k/10k 2.1.14

This is the fourth year in a row that we’ve done the Charleston Mid-Winter Classic in early February. Hosted by Charleston Parks and Rec, this race is held in my undergrad college town, Charleston, Il. (The 5k course goes past … Continue reading

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