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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Looking for Dirt

While my coworkers are out looking for Happy Hours and great restaurants on the road, I am usually out looking for dirt. Every city in this country that I’ve visited has natural places tucked away in some corridor or park. Even Memphis has great trails within the city limits. So, when I go out of […]

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Mid-week Inspiration: Struggling with Food

I love it when I find out that some person that is “my hero” doesn’t do it perfectly either. I was reading my new issue of Runner’s World this morning, and the editor of the magazine – the magazine of all things running – confessed to a bunch of beginner mistakes that screwed up his […]

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Midweek Inspiration: The Gift of Laughter

  The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.     –Chamfort I love to laugh. And, I have a really loud, contagious laugh. My bosses are always shushing me at work because I’m too loud. I can’t help it. I love to have fun, and I love to laugh. When my sister […]

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