Monthly Archives: December 2014

My Top 5 favorite new foods of 2014

I like to compile this list to see how my tastes are changing over time. Back before I lost weight, every nominee would’ve been some kind of sugary treat, with the possible exception of some new version of pizza. Though … Continue reading

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My 5 favorite runs of 2014

I’m not a compiler of statistics. I never seem to know exactly how many miles I run in a year, though I can usually cobble together an approximation if called upon. My favorite runs are those that have a storyline … Continue reading

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Just go run (if you want to have fun)

  I’m on a mission to deactivate all the unnecessary stress in my life, and one of the silliest examples is how much effort I can put into overthinking something as simple as where to run when I’m out of … Continue reading

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Christmas break has arrived …

I’m taking a few days off from the blog to get ready for the holidays, which this year includes not only Christmas but my 50th birthday as well. Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas,  and we’ll get back with … Continue reading

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The HUFF 50K Trail Run

Crammed into a heated tent with 300+ ultrarunners minutes before the start of the HUFF 50K, my sister and I couldn’t help gawking at all the fancy shoes and gear. Though Traci had bought a new outfit and insoles for … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Foot doctor frustrations + Christmas fun

By Colleen, age 12 So yesterday I went to Fort Wayne Orthopedics to get my foot looked at, but get this: I never got to see the doctor because he doesn’t take our insurance!  And this is the same office where we … Continue reading

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Old running shoes get a duct-tape makeover

The cover story: I’ve been reading on some other blogs how some runners duct-tape their shoes in rainy/snowy weather to give them a few extra miles before they get completely soaked. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow forecast for … Continue reading

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How did I miss this?

So it turns out the first-ever Beer Mile World Championships were held earlier this month in Austin, Texas, and not only was record-holder and 44-year-old mother of six Chris Kimbrough dethroned, but she was beaten by a woman from Fort … Continue reading

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The best Christmas present of all came early this year

One of the nice things about being part of a ginormous extended family is you never know what will turn up in the way of ancestral artifacts. Turns out my Great Uncle Ken shot some video at my grandparents’ house … Continue reading

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Rebuilding 50K confidence ‘from the ground up’

When my sister and I line up this coming Saturday for the HUFF 50K, I’m going to be thinking of Temple Grandin – a 67-year-old autistic professor who as far as I know has no connection whatsoever to running, unless … Continue reading

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