It’s Friday, Y’all!

It’s Friday! I did not want to get out of the bed this morning. I hit the snooze twice which is not a habit of mine. Ashok stood there nose-to-nose with me until her cold little nose irritated me enough to crawl out of bed. Now I know I’m going to struggle getting¬†off this couch […]

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On a Cold Day in Chicago: We Run

I packed my running clothes for the trip to Chicago. The last time I was here, I had a blast running downtown Michigan Avenue. The forecast was cold, but it’s almost never TOO COLD. I just have to dress for it. Last night I looked at the forecasted temps with wind chills below zero. Hmmmm […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Football, Running and Spiders

I think I made it! I think the long, hot summer and especially July and August are in my rear view mirror. I expect there to be a couple more hot days or weeks, but I think the brutal, humid swamp-like season is o …. v …. e ….r!! And I made it! I now […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Catfish, Watermelon and Sweating

This is the first weekend I’ve really felt it. I ran early yesterday morning before dawn and was miserable. I’m not even running with Ashok because it’s too hot for her. I took a shower and headed down to the Farmer’s Market to meet some friends. It was still early – around 8ish – but […]

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Committing to Run Another Half Marathon: Jazz Half – New Orleans

My boss and I have been running this week. Last night, we were talking in the room, and all of a sudden I had this strong desire to run. I started changing clothes, and she said, “Are you going running?” “Yes,” I answered. “I have to move.” She said she was going, too, and we […]

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The Measuring Stick of Running: National Running Day 2014

I subscribe to Jessica’s Blog by email. I like that better because I make sure I see every time she posts. If I don’t, I miss it frequently because FaceBook sucks as a communication tool, and I rarely ever see the post.¬† As a side note, you can do the same thing with my blog […]

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The Gift is in DOING It

I love reading the graduation speeches of celebrities and known scholars. Often buoyed by the wisdom of life and the school of hard knocks, they focus on what really matters in life. For graduates who are consumed with this huge leap into the unknown of life, they are consumed by what they think is the […]

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Hip-Hopping Down the Levee

Monday I woke up and decided I was going to attempt running. It had been two weeks since I’d tried it last. The last time I was only able to run a couple of steps before my hip – alleged hip bursitis – flared up in burning pain. I ended up walking for an hour […]

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National Running Day: Kiss me, Please

It’s National Running Day. Friday is National Donut Day. I don’t know if they planned to have them in the same week, but it makes sense. Why not follow up a running celebration with a sugary treat day? That’s kind of what runners do. One of the worst things you can do to your body […]

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To Run 26.2 or Not to Run …. That is the Question

I received an email this morning about a movie called Spirit of the Marathon II in my inbox. I loved the first one. It highlighted seven runners who were training for the Chicago Marathon. Some of them finished the training and completed the race. Some didn’t. It came out before I ran my first marathon, […]

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