Living: Suck it Up

I set a goal to be ready for the Austin Half Marathon on February 17. I ran a couple of half marathons last year, but I was barely trained. That’s fine. I just ran them for fun, and they were really a great time. But, I wanted to get in shape again after slacking off […]

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Girl Talk: 1000 Miles in 2013….Join me!

Last year, my girlfriend, mentor, running coach and fellow blogger Jessica set a goal to run 1000 miles in 2012. She made it on December 16. I never thought of setting a goal like that on mileage. I’m not sure where she got the idea, but my friend Gretchen who is just starting to run […]

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Living: Taking My Tea Green

I saw my first acupuncturist in 20005. I was trying to get in better health. In particular, I wanted to get off an anti-depressant that wasn’t working for me, and I couldn’t get off it without horrible side effects. I decided to try something different, so I went to East Wind Acupuncture in Chesterton IN […]

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Walking the Dog….Talking to God

When I got my dog three years ago on Valentine’s weekend, I made a promise to her that I would walk her for an hour every day. I had read in Cesar Millan’s book that walking your dog was the best way to bond with them. He recommended walking them a minimum of 1 1/2 hours […]

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So far, so good….Paying the Piper, Part II

I wrote on Tuesday that I am getting back on track with healthier eating and exercising, and so far I’m doing really well. I’m already feeling a lot better. I have more energy. I’m sleeping better. Those two things are worth it right there. Most people have commented that I should wait until after the […]

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Paying the Piper…The Party’s Over

I finally got on the scale today after a couple of months of avoiding it. Let’s just say that the party I’ve been having for the last 3 months has left its mark. Mind you, I know I’m not fat even though I’ll say I am, so don’t be telling me I’m silly. But, I […]

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Girl Talk: I Am Woman…Watch Me Run

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon. She was a runner, so that’s not so surprising. The shock was that she was a woman. Women were not allowed to run marathons. It was a man’s sport. When the media saw a woman on the course, they started mocking the race director about a “girl” […]

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Will Run for Hugs

I am running the Memphis Half Marathon on Saturday. I’ll be wearing bib number 9118. It seemed like a great idea in May when I signed up. Now, it doesn’t seem like such a great idea. I feel fat, lazy and otherwise not interested. How’s that for a positive attitude? And, I’m feeling good right […]

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Lessons from the Surf

Sunday, Jascia and I surfed the internet looking for quotes on surfing. I was looking for something that captured the emotional impact of learning to surf. I was going to have my first shot at learning to surf on Monday at Women’s Quest in Costa Rica. The problem is that most of the quotes I […]

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Originally posted on RUNMEM:
I’ve been noticing a familiar pain in my ass (and that’s literal, not metaphorical) reappearing every now and then.  Last time it was hangin’ around I referred to it as the PITA.  It hangs around mostly in my right glute but occasionally transforms into a tugging sensation and pain in my…

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