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I just hate this!
Thursday, February 03, 2011      10 comments

It's been a rough week trying to get out to run. Monday I found the perfect bike on Craig's List so went to look at that instead of doing my run. Tuesday is dancing - three hours of it, so no time for running. Wednesdays my knees are usuall... Read more
The Houston marathon - a different perspective
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      7 comments

Before I started running, the Houston marathon, when it was on my radar screen at all, was merely a source of irritation. When the kids were little, it meant finding an alternate way to get them to Sunday school. Later on it meant not really b... Read more
What not to do!
Friday, January 07, 2011      10 comments

1. Run alone in the dark 2. Run alone in the dark when everyone is driving home 3. Run alone in the dark with Sophie when everyone is driving home and you're afraid she'll dart out and be hit by a car 4. Run alone in the dark with Soph... Read more
So it seems...
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      7 comments

...that I need to explain my new name. It was prompted by one of the SparkPeople quizzes that asks whether your name is positive or negative. Mine was neutral so I decided it needed to be nudged over to the positive side. I have been an a... Read more
Monday, January 03, 2011      9 comments

If I have one overarching goal this year, I think this is it: connecting with people. No, it has nothing to do with weight loss, diet or fitness, but it does have to do with balance. I focused to a large extent on physical matters last yea... Read more
What did you expect?
Monday, December 27, 2010      7 comments

My SparkFriend CJROMB said: "Tell me about your 2010. What worked/didn't work? Did it turn out like you planned?" Planned? I didn't plan. I probably should have. Did it turn out like I expected? Let me think..... 2010 was not the... Read more
Not the blog I wanted to write
Sunday, December 26, 2010      16 comments

I headed to the massage therapist with great anticipation; the first massage therapist suggested by the ortho couldn’t see me, so I’d had to ask for another recommendation. I had high hopes: when I made the appointment, I was told it would... Read more
The first of some year-end musings
Thursday, December 23, 2010      6 comments

I’m not one to second guess myself, nor to delve into long periods of regret. I act, and come-what-may, I live with the consequences. I learn the lesson and I move on. Oh yes, I hurt for a while, rage for a while, suffer depression or sad... Read more
I'm dropping out...
Friday, December 17, 2010      12 comments

No, not me; I’m not going anywhere. This is the email I received at 10 am yesterday from my youngest daughter (an adult – nominally). “There is no way i can pass this math class, so i think i should drop for now, take some of the core clas... Read more
Friday, December 10, 2010      18 comments

I don’t know if it’s the cold/flu, I don’t know if it’s the aftermath of the marathon and the injury, I don’t know if I’m still reeling from my mother’s death a year ago, heck, I don’t know if I’m still recovering from the end of my marriage fou... Read more
Letting go
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      14 comments

I’m not a Type A (I don’t think) but I am a control freak of sorts. I like to do things my way, and I’ve been around long enough to have established a ‘my’ way. Well, truth be told, I was probably always like this, so we can scratch that last ... Read more
It's funny, really,....
Saturday, November 20, 2010      17 comments

....how becoming a runner can open up a new world. I've never been much of a sports fan, and I stopped following the local teams years ago because my husband hated sports. It was no great loss to me to stop watching. And I don't pla... Read more
A very rambling bon voyage
Friday, November 19, 2010      19 comments

So I’m heading off on my long-delayed birthday trip this coming Sunday. The original idea was to take a trip with my SO to celebrate our 60th birthdays last year. It didn’t happen because my mother was dying. But as I think about it now, I rea... Read more
Lessons learned from the San Antonio Rock n Roll Marathon.....
Tuesday, November 16, 2010      18 comments

...in no particular order! I mentioned yesterday that I’d discovered KT tape at the Expo. That was just the first of many discoveries during this marathon. Also on a physical level – Injinji socks are awesome, and not only for those of yo... Read more
Just the facts....
Monday, November 15, 2010      19 comments

When I finished the marathon yesterday, my first thought was that I had nothing to say about it. I remembered all the great marathon report blogs I had read, shook my head and thought I didn’t have one in me, not even a mediocre one! Today... Read more

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