Monthly Archives: July 2015

A kid’s point of view: Soccer under the full moon!

By Colleen, age 12 On Wednesday night Mom and I both wanted a workout but it was getting late. Knowing I have soccer practice for my fall league on Monday, I decided we should play soccer and ride bikes. We … Continue reading

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Training for a DNF — in eating

I once thought there was no way I could ever not finish food I put on my plate. The habit was just too ingrained, and I couldn’t bear wasting food. Recently I’ve had some success in learning to quit eating … Continue reading

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Baby steps in the pool

So now all of a sudden my sister is talking about doing a triathlon again. Apparently Tri the Creek at Potato Creek State Park has come out with a Super Sprint distance that requires a mere 200-meter swim, 6-mile bike … Continue reading

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2015 goal check: Where did all my races go?

So here it is more than halfway through the year and not only have I not met my racing goals of at least two age-group wins, I haven’t been in a single race, period. I’m still trying to wrap my … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: ‘A Sense of Where You Are’

By Colleen, age 12 I recently read a book detailing Bill Bradley’s rise to fame as a legendary basketball player. It’s called A Sense Of Where You Are by John McPhee. What fascinates me most about Bradley’s style is the … Continue reading

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Drawing inspiration from a car-free family

In this week’s News-Sentinel column, Karen Nesius Roeger describes how her family’s car-free project — in a city not known for its public transportation — helped provide focus in a world that sometimes offers too many choices. I was thinking … Continue reading

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Taking the Blerch out for a run

Heading out for my first run after we got back from a trip that featured too few miles and WAY  too much feasting, I felt like I was carrying a passenger: the Blerch from the Oatmeal. I swear I could … Continue reading

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Postcard from a fun Nashville run

Who knew Nashville was so cool? I’m not much of a country music fan, so my primary interest in stopping there on our way back from Florida was in reconnecting with some college friends. But this pedestrian bridge over the … Continue reading

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Running along a rising river, the pleasures of car-free commuting and an amazing hamstring stretch

Right now, sitting out on the deck of a Venice, Florida couple we consider to be friends as well as relatives, I’m increasingly torn between taking a few days off to let my hamstring fully heal and trying that 30-20-10 … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: 30-20-10 workout

By Colleen, age 12 Mom and I have started a workout called 30-20-10. What you do is you jog for 30 seconds, then you pick up the pace for 20 seconds, then sprint for 10 seconds. Do two sets of … Continue reading

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