Category Archives: Stuff

Is Something Chasing You?

A good friend said to me recently, “you’re running crazy miles. Do you know what drives you? Is something chasing you?” I smiled. Then I began to think about the question. When I remind my husband that “I’m running after … Continue reading

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Feels Like Fire. Hurts Like Hell.

On an 8 mile treadmill run a few Saturdays ago, I listened to my first podcast while running. I liked it, and am looking forward to using that method of distraction more. I listened to Phedippidations (Fdip) podcast #301 called … Continue reading

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Illinois Marathon – Two Months and Counting!

The Illinois Marathon is just under two months away, on April 27, 2013. This will be the 4th time I’ve been at this start line in Champaign-Urbana, IL. The first two times I did the half marathon. The third time … Continue reading

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Where Did 2012 Go?!

I’ve been feeling sort of blue the past few weeks when it comes to running because well, I haven’t been running very consistently, and I’ve been eating my weight in crap food since Halloween. And then it was the Christmas … Continue reading

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Since April 2011 – Lots of Stuff and the Memphis St. Jude’s Race 12.3.11

It’s 2012!? How’d that happen? The last race I wrote about was the Illinois half in April. A lot has happened since then. Honestly I can’t remember all the races I’ve done. A handful of 5ks, I know I did … Continue reading

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ING 2011 NYC Marathon Lottery

I completely lost my sensibilities yesterday and applied for the NYC Marathon lottery for next year’s race. I successfully registered and applied. I took an extra step and completed a “scavenger hunt” item for a chance to be one of … Continue reading

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I Get to Run

I’m doing my fifth half on Saturday, the Illinois (half) Marathon in Champaign, IL. I think this may be the first time that I am looking FORWARD to it. I don’t “have” to run it. I “get” to run it. … Continue reading

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Additions to the Playlist

Since my last 1/2 I’ve only added four songs to my running playlist. I’ll add a few more I assume, and I’ll post here when I do. Additions include:I’m Yours – Jason MrazMercy  – DuffyMaybe – Ingrid MichaelsonFree Me – Joss … Continue reading

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How to Stay Motivated to Run

Buy something new! I’m usually not that shallow (I think?) but one of the things I like about running is the clothes and the stuff. They make me feel good. I went to buy a headlamp (not sexy) for running … Continue reading

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Running Playlist #1

The Rolling Stones – Beast of BurdenNo Doubt – Hella GoodOk Go – Here It Goes Again No Doubt – Hey BabyGwen Stefani – Hollaback GirlJames Morrison – Nothing Ever Hurt Like YouMiley Cyrus – Party In the U.S.A. Nelly … Continue reading

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