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Please keep your python off the Greenway!

I’ve gotten pretty good about not freaking out when I spot a snake on a run. But passing a python wrapped around a woman’s neck on the Bluffton Greenway last week really pushed my buttons. My first thought, immediately after … Continue reading

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Get inspired by Armani the underdog

I witnessed an incredible race over the weekend – a 5K neck-and-neck duel between a Yorkshire terrier and a husky mix and their respective humans. Believe it or not, the short-legged Yorkie pulled it out at the end, with a … Continue reading

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The choranaptyxic workout

I rarely make time for movies these days, so it really bugs me when we choose wrong. While our  younger girls were entertained by the expansion of the Harry Potter universe in “Fantastic Beasts  and Where to Find Them,” I … Continue reading

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Letting go of 2017

A few days into January I toyed with the idea of going for 2,017 miles in 2017. A couple of Colleen’s teachers who are also runners were going for it. Averaging 5½ miles a day sounded completely doable under their … Continue reading

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Holiday food log 23-24: Race day munchies

You know a trail race is gonna be tough when your car has trouble making it there on icy roads. We finally arrived at the HUFF about half an hour before the start, but had to trek half a mile … Continue reading

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Holiday food log #21-22: ‘The Gingerbread Girl’ diet

For a while now I’d been wanting to try eating like this character in a Stephen King story called “The Gingerbread Girl.” In the story she’s literally running away from unhappiness, fleeing to Florida and doing a lot of compulsive … Continue reading

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Holiday food log Days 8-9: Running fuel

Is there any better running fuel than peanut butter stirred into oatmeal? Yesterday I had that for both breakfast and an early lunch (along with 7-8 dates) before meeting my sister for a hilly 10-miler along the Wabash River east … Continue reading

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Holiday food log Day 6: Food as anxiety meds

Yesterday was crazy. I had a big deadline, crappy sleep, and on top of everything else, we found out the condos overlooking Gatlinburg where our family has spent group vacations for the past 20 years or so – including two … Continue reading

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What does it really mean to be color blind?

This election hit me like 9/11. Wednesday morning felt like awakening inside some dystopian graphic novel. Adding to my mental anguish, through a flukey set of mostly unrelated circumstances, that was also the third day in a row I was … Continue reading

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Going on a zombie chase

A zombie chase is such a great way to celebrate Halloween. All ages can participate, and it’s fitness based instead of candy-oriented. At the inaugural event held over the weekend at Ouabache State Park, human runners wearing flag football-style belts … Continue reading

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