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5K Challenge #6: 2 races in 12 hours = 2018 PR

My plan was to change things up this week and run a Friday night event instead of Race #6 in the Adams County 5K Challenge. Instead I did both – and cut more than a minute off my 5K time, … Continue reading

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5K challenge #5: Disappointment + inspiration

I was a little disappointed that I didn’t improve my time in the fifth race of the Adams County 5K Challenge. After cutting more than 2.5 minutes last time out, I was hoping to be at least a little faster. … Continue reading

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5K Challenge #4: 2.5 minutes faster despite (or because of?) racing with on-call phone

I thought about skipping Race No. 4 in the Adams County 5K Challenge, given that I was on call. I took a new job recently with an agency that works with adults with intellectual disabilities, and it was my turn … Continue reading

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5K challenge: Exploring new terrain in familiar territory

Though I grew up in and currently live in Wells County, Indiana, I’ve always felt like I knew neighboring Adams County pretty well. My parents worked there, my grandparents lived there, and I’ve interviewed a fair number of Adams County … Continue reading

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A minute faster in 5K Challenge race #2

A friend talked me into attending a 6 a.m. Boot Camp class Friday. After all those burpees, jump squats and walkout pushups, I could barely move the next day – and I had an extremely drippy cold to boot. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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Running reboot: Starting over with a 5K Challenge series

There was a time when I didn’t much bother with 5Ks. But coming off a year of injuries, followed by a winter during which I essentially started working two jobs, I’ve been barely running at all. Given all my frustration, … Continue reading

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A run along the Charleston waterfront

Finally, after wanting to do it for two years, I got to run along the waterfront in Charleston. Every time we’ve visited my daughter down here I think I’m going to make time to do it, but it never seems … Continue reading

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When good things happen to good people

We were still caught up in homeschooling when I lost 90 pounds in 2010, and as the weight melted off and our kids began hanging out more, I started running periodically with one of the other moms from “Live and … Continue reading

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A simple example of how running therapy opens your mind

Saturday morning I was sitting in my little economy car, heater on, trying to maneuver one leg at a time against the dash so I could start stretching without freezing while I waited on my sister for a run. Eyeing … Continue reading

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Racing in the neutral zone

“Pro-America,” read the bumper on the car ahead of me at a traffic light one day last week. “Pro-Freedom!” I wished I had one just like it, only with a third line at the bottom: Anti-Trump! A T-shirt would be … Continue reading

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