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Going to extremes
Friday, November 12, 2010      10 comments

I told no one before running the Houston Half three weeks ago. I wasn’t sure I was going to attempt it, but more than that, I wasn’t sure I would be able to finish due to injuries. When I ran across the finish line, I was alone with no one wai... Read more
I'm done....
Monday, November 08, 2010      18 comments

....whining, that is. I will be going to San Antonio this weekend. Depending on how the knee and leg feel, I will be doing a half or full marathon. What happens will happen. I'm going for the experience and the enjoyment. I don't wa... Read more
Sunday, November 07, 2010      9 comments

Yesterday's long slow run was very, very disappointing. It should have been great: the temperatures had dropped and it was 43 at 5:30. I had layers on, but apparently not enough. Our group leader was late, so we sat around another 20 min... Read more
And so it begins.....
Friday, November 05, 2010      14 comments

The nightmares started last night. Everyone told me I couldn’t do it. My running coaches warned me not to try. My training group advised against it. The doctor shook his head. I tried it anyway and started experiencing pain at the outset. ... Read more
Keeping a low profile
Tuesday, November 02, 2010      6 comments

No, I haven't been blogging. Yes, I've been around. It's a very rough week for me, but I don't want to whine. I'll be back next week. Stronger.......... Read more
An unexpected learning experience
Sunday, October 24, 2010      21 comments

This is only partly about the run. Yes, I ignored the doctor's suggestion and decided to use the Houston Half Marathon as a long run. I hadn't counted on the effect of racing conditions, and of course that is one lesson but not the principal o... Read more
A running commentary
Thursday, October 21, 2010      12 comments

Yeah, I know; as if I talk about anything else..... As I was driving to work yesterday morning I spotted a runner coming down towards me. I was about to turn into the parking garage at work, but moved over to the middle of the road anyway.... Read more
Step two: sports medicine!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010      15 comments

You all encouraged me to consult a sports medicine doctor, and not settle for my orthopedic surgeon’s input. Well, I’m glad I listened. I don’t always do that very well: I usually hear but resist. And I don’t like consulting doctors unless I... Read more
Step one: Green Dress run!
Saturday, October 16, 2010      13 comments

Pictures? Of course I got pictures; this run was all about the show. I'm partial to Girls on the Run, since it got my granddaughter to start running. She in turn inspired me to give it a go. So a fun run to benefit GOTR was sure to get... Read more
Here's the plan....
Thursday, October 14, 2010      10 comments

I had a session with my personal trainer today. Wow, that wore me out! Then I decided to try a very short run, so headed for the treadmill. A quick mile and then I stopped. No sense pressing my luck. We'll see how the knees feel tomorrow, b... Read more
Destiny is what you make of it
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      12 comments

Since the sports doc couldn’t fit me in any time soon, with some trepidation I went to see my orthopedist for my runner’s knees. I don’t think he’s a runner. After a longer than usual wait in the exam room, I had my knees x-rayed from more... Read more
I'd love to be an also-ran
Tuesday, October 12, 2010      9 comments

I happened to be in Chicago this weekend, on my way to a dance workshop in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. When I arrived at the airport on Thursday, they were putting up posters in the terminal for the Chicago marathon on 10-10-10. I thought about... Read more
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      13 comments

When you get to certain anniversaries, you pause and reflect. There's real value in taking the time to acknowledge the work you've done, enjoy your successes, learn from your failures and plan for the future. When I got to my one-year Spar... Read more
Snatching a victory
Saturday, October 02, 2010      9 comments

out of the jaws of defeat..... What a glorious morning I faced at 2 am when I headed out for my long run! The weather had cooled off, and temperatures continued to drop. Starting at seventy and getting cooler, with a nice breeze. We headed... Read more
I'm worried
Thursday, September 30, 2010      17 comments

This week’s long run is 26 miles. On the day I finished the 20 mile long run, I just knew that nothing could stop me now. I was wrong. Three weeks later when I attempted the 23 mile long run, ITB pain struck my left knee at mile 16. Bein... Read more

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