Monthly Archives: November 2013

A kid’s point of view: The Galloping Gobbler

By Colleen, age 11 On Thanksgiving me and Mom and Ben ran the Galloping Gobbler. “Oh, it’s so fun!” they said. Well, Mom and Ben are not the most reliable source when choosing “fun” races. It was freezing cold, for one … Continue reading

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Gobble gobble

This is going to sound trite (and surely it is), but one of the things I’m thankful for this year is that I’ve never had to roast a bird. Which is a backhanded way of saying I’m grateful for the … Continue reading

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Time to break out the infinite pie slice

I’ve been trying to decide whether to break out the infinite pie slice for Thanksgiving. Over the past year or so I’ve gotten away from some of those disciplinary diet tools on holidays and just enjoyed the day, figuring I’d … Continue reading

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An overanalyzed (but appreciated) thank-you note

I opened a thank-you note from my nephew Garrett the other day, and was stunned to find that he’d tacked this sentence onto the end of an otherwise typical graduation gift response: “Also, thank you Aunt Tanya for being such … Continue reading

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Time to embrace a run/walk philosophy?

I used to think walking on a run amounted to giving up. But this year I’ve done a lot of walking on purpose. So am I better off — or worse? Let’s consider the evidence: — In warmer weather, I’d … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: A fun hat for a fun race

By Colleen, age 11 Next Thursday I am running in the Galloping Gobbler. Mom and Ben said it was really fun, but I still made a deal with mom that I would not sign up until she ordered me a … Continue reading

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Krabby patties

So it turns out that Bob and I were the only ones who liked these curry crab burgers, a recipe that appeared in the September issue of Runner’s World. But the kids sure had fun saying “Krabby patty! Krabby patty!”( … Continue reading

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A run that makes us think about swimming

So it turns out the state park was closed for a deer hunt, and we didn’t have as much time as we hoped anyway, so Traci and I settled for a 4-miler yesterday. The good news: Her knee wasn’t bothering … Continue reading

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Construction and the ‘car habit’

I always think I’m going to walk to any downtown after-work errands, but I rarely do because I’m always in a hurry. (It’s not that I mind walking to the library or wherever, but I hate the idea of walking … Continue reading

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Is this what they call a reverse taper?

So I went from 65 miles last week to less than 5 this week. Four and a half, to be exact. After Saturday’s 50-mile run/walk, I wanted to give my legs a rest and my mysterious swollen ankle some recovery … Continue reading

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