Monthly Archives: December 2015

Next up: Training for an indoor marathon

The check is in the mail: I’m signing up for the Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon. Why, when I increasingly prefer running trails, am I committing to a race that will have me running 204 laps on an indoor track? I’m … Continue reading

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A Christmas Eve moon landing

When we’re pushing ourselves way out of our comfort zone, Colleen and I like to recall that saying, “Aim for the stars and you’ll at least land on the moon.” Or something to that effect. It works for us, and … Continue reading

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Holiday run streak takes ambitious turn

This year’s holiday run streak has been through a ridiculous number of plot twists. First it was going to be an all-outdoor streak in which I ran at least 1 mile per day with our seventh-grader. This was a lot … Continue reading

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The 12 days of Christmas diet plan

Last weekend was horrible, eating-wise. By Monday everything in my closet was feeling tight, and at that point there were still 11 days until Christmas. I needed to shake things up ASAP. But I also needed to come up with … Continue reading

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An offroad run I don’t want to repeat: In search of a lost Husky

In my last post I asked, “Can we possibly run enough to satisfy this dog?” Apparently not, because Friday morning as the girls went out the door to wait for the bus, Loki shot past them and bolted at an … Continue reading

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Can we run enough to satisfy this dog?

I’m not a dog person. I don’t like to pet them or cuddle with them. I figure there’s five other people in this house who do like to do those things, along with all the other things you need to … Continue reading

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Loki the Husky joins our #HolidayRunStreakFun

By Colleen, age 13  Guess what! My big sister Rowan adopted a husky named Loki from an animal rescue in Fort Wayne. Aside from being immensely adorable, Loki is also useful as a running partner. On Saturday Mom and I took him … Continue reading

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Running to a Christmas celebration: #HolidayRunStreakFun

Though I’ve gotten in some daytime runs during this year’s Holiday Run Streak, every single run I’ve done with Colleen has happened in the dark. Last night’s was especially festive because we stopped by the Ossian Hometown Christmas while doing … Continue reading

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