Monthly Archives: November 2015

Running (and racing) in the rain: #HolidayRunStreakfun

This year I’m doing the Holiday Run Streak with my seventh-grader, who insists we make it an outdoor streak. Thus far that’s meant a whole lot of rain, in addition to three out of the first four runs happening in … Continue reading

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Happy holiday run streak!

I was really bummed to miss the Galloping Gobbler yesterday, which is traditionally how I like to start my holiday run streak. It’s Fort Wayne’s version of a huge Thanksgiving Day parade, with 4,000+ runners, many of whom come in … Continue reading

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Am I allergic to cold weather racing?

I’m sure I’m not the only runner on the planet this happens to, but sometimes it feels that way: Why is it that my sinuses get so destroyed after cold weather races? I was psyched to try a new trail … Continue reading

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#90Seconds: Super-Yogi Colleen Saidman Yee bares her soul and says YOU ARE ENOUGH

Loved this interview with “the badass first lady of yoga,” who just happens to be the big sister of my husband’s high school buddy Nick.  Can’t wait to read her book, especially now that I’m finally hitting a yoga class … Continue reading

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Seeing a trail run through a newcomer’s eyes

I’ve been suffering this year from periodic bouts of running angst — which I’m not going to bore you with here, other than to say it probably stems from not having a clear goal right now. Yes, I’ve won a … Continue reading

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What happened to Colleen’s blog posts?

Our youngest was 10 when she began writing a weekly post for this blog, ostensibly about being a chubby kid who loves sports and fitness but sometimes on other topics as well. Neither of us ever dreamed she’d keep it … Continue reading

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Our family’s unofficial ‘diet guru’

In the unlikely event we manage to get everybody together in time to shoot a photo for my parent’s Christmas card this year — and in the astronomically less likely event someone managed to slide a giant scale under the … Continue reading

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The W.O.O.F. 5.3 mile trail race

This bend in the trail is always pure mud. Normally we slow down here to look for the skinny tree on the edge that marks the best crossing point. But this time I’m being chased. And so I zip to … Continue reading

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Dietary discipline pays off for 89-year-old

I’ve written before about how much I’ve been inspired by my Great Aunt Jokie’s dietary discipline. At 89, she still eats as if her quality of life depends on the choices she makes, and it does. As a Type 2 … Continue reading

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When the best running fuel is frustration

Over the six years we’ve been running together, my sister and I had purposely gotten away from what I used to derisively call “Ladies Who Lunch” runs — where the run simply serves as a vehicle for conversation. In our … Continue reading

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