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The DIY Mini-Marathon

What was I thinking, running a mini-marathon just four days before a sprint triathlon? Even more baffling, why did my sister agree to this deranged plan? The original concept was to run the Parlor City Trot Labor Day weekend, then … Continue reading

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The delusional dash

This is a new twist. Our first 10-miler in months and I’m chasing my sister through the woods. She disappears around every curve, only to re-emerge when the path  straightens out again. Two miles this has been going on, and … Continue reading

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The DIY mini marathon

So I’m effectively locked out of this year’s Parlor City Trot. Can’t get off work that day, and even if I could, Ben has a cross country meet at Manchester, where Rowan will be finishing up her first week of … Continue reading

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Cycling tips from a ‘centurion’*

In search of cycling guidance, I decided to check in with Ellie Bogue, who in addition to being a fantastic News-Sentinel photographer is also an industrious runner and cyclist, among other pursuits. Last fall Ellie ran the first 5 miles … Continue reading

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A perfect 10

So I get this text from my sister: “Ok you are going to think I’m crazy especially since I haven’t really been running but you want to try a 10 tomorrow?” This is deranged. Traci’s been running once a week, … Continue reading

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The 90in9 challenge

Tomorrow it will be one year since the day I met my goal, losing 90 pounds in 9 months. To celebrate keeping it off, making it through my first year of so-called “maintenance,” I’m challenging myself to run 90 miles … Continue reading

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Integrating willpower you didn’t know you had

Most people think of willpower as a defense mechanism. A force you tap into to avoid eating cake or pizza or chips. I‘ve written before about the speed and intensity with which my sister wrestles the pot in which she … Continue reading

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The mini-marathon mind game

I’m still trying to figure out why my first mini marathon was so much fun. I expected pain and suffering. Instead, it felt like a 2½ hour adrenalin adventure. Was it the beet juice? My comfy road beaters*? My dad … Continue reading

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Earning, then spurning, a double dose of cake

I told myself that after running 13.1 miles Saturday morning, I could eat cake at both birthday parties on the day’s agenda: Annie-Bananie’s 99th and my niece Madison’s 13th. The funny thing was, I didn’t feel like it. Not that … Continue reading

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How to drink beetroot juice without puking

So I took some beetroot juice to my sister Traci a couple of days ago, thinking all the while, “This is never gonna happen.” I mean, I told her about the study. How this foul-tasting beverage supposedly increases endurance, enough … Continue reading

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