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The marathon that wasn't
Monday, November 18, 2013      29 comments

One of my goals for this year/running season is to run more than one marathon. Run, not race. This hasn’t been the greatest of training seasons, but all I have to do is run. Yesterday’s Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon was to be marathon ... Read more
November 3rd again
Sunday, November 03, 2013      16 comments

18 years ago today I lost my father. 4 years ago today I lost my mother. Tomorrow is my birthday. On November 4th 22 years ago, I lost my youngest brother. Today, I'm running a half marathon. They will be with me.... Read more
St. Louis Rock n Roll Half Marathon 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013      21 comments

I had never expected to take up running when my eldest daughter asked me four years ago if I wanted to run a 5k with my granddaughter who was taking part in Girls on the Run. Because I wasn’t a runner, I had to decline, and my daughter B. ran w... Read more
Wineglass Marathon 2013
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      30 comments

My training this year didn’t go well, with little energy or stamina as a result of a change in diet, and ongoing bladder problems. The longest run I had managed in the months prior was 20 miles. Nonetheless I decided that if I ran the marathon... Read more
Hitting the wall
Monday, September 16, 2013      20 comments

Another night filled with running! This dream was a marathon, but a marathon with a twist. The object wasn’t to get to the end as quickly as possible, but to experience all the ‘fun’ stops along the way, something like a scavenger hunt. I... Read more
Oy vey!
Monday, September 09, 2013      23 comments

I lined up that morning to run a half-marathon with one of my regular training buddies. We’ve done a number of half marathons together before, and were pretty evenly matched until this summer when things went downhill for me. This race was... Read more
Mother of the year
Friday, June 14, 2013      31 comments

That's right, I nominated myself for mother of the year today. As Hillel said, if I am not for myself, who will be for me? Well, he did say more than that, but I’ll stop with this. DD#2 headed out for Florida to go on a cruise with her BF... Read more
No words
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      12 comments

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Freedom Half Marathon
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      19 comments

Last Sunday’s Freedom Half Marathon was the hardest race I’ve run. It was also my first solo out-of-town race, with no one to see me off or meet me at the finish line. Saturday’s drive to Corpus Christi was an easy one, and I had the cha... Read more
FitBit - the sequel
Friday, March 22, 2013      15 comments

When I went to check my steps yesterday, I discovered that the battery had died. Well, my first thought was that the Fitbit itself had died, but a quick visit to their website confirmed that I'd exceeded the expected lifespan of the battery. ... Read more
My adventures with my FitBit: the musings of a sloth
Monday, February 25, 2013      18 comments

I had no real idea how many calories I burned during my Israeli dance sessions, and I was afraid I was overestimating. I’d tried wearing my Polar HR monitor, but thought that was overstating things. Losing weight is always a real struggle for ... Read more
Austin Livestrong Half Marathon
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      16 comments

This was my third year running the Austin Livestrong Half Marathon. Every year I wonder if I should try the marathon, but every year I’m too intimidated by the hills. There is no amount of running parking garage ramps that would prepare me for... Read more
Return from the Great Fall
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      24 comments

Months ago, before the Great Fall, I signed up for a half marathon in January. Last weekend, in spite of my fears, I ran it. What’s the Great Fall? Just an event that almost ended my running for good. For the first time since I had start... Read more
Monday, June 25, 2012      13 comments

In a moment of madness I decided to join the BLC challenge. Not that they are mad, quite the contrary, but I think that I am. I'm in the middle of a lot of stress at the moment, and it seems that I've added more by doing so. Don't get me ... Read more
Worst time ever - best race!
Thursday, April 05, 2012      36 comments

I know there have been some noteworthy races in my life since my last race blog, but I've been unable to summon up the words to describe them. I'm not sure why; it doesn't really matter. Last Saturday I ran the Bellaire Trolley Fun Run wit... Read more

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