New York City Marathon 2014
I arrived at my destination with no mishaps this year, unlike last yearís Wineglass Marathon travel fiasco. My first afternoon and evening were spent with friends, and the next morning I headed for the Expo. I expected it to be bigger than it ... Read more
You canít outrun heredity!
Lord knows Iíve tried.
Iím sidelined for three weeks due to a left knee Ďinjuryí which my doctor ascribes to arthritis. I shouldnít be surprised. My grandmother had crippled hands for years from arthritis. My mother had deformed hands fr... Read more
Oh no, this won't do!
I donít generally mind change, and laugh at those who instantly complain with each change thrown at them. I think I'm generally easy-going.
I draw the line at blogs!
One of my greatest joys every day was to cruise by each of my teams,... Read more
Iím not at my highest weight, and Iím not at my lowest weight, just somewhere in-between.
Iím not a teenager, and Iím not an old lady, somewhere in-between although perhaps closer to one end than the other, who knows!
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The Passover phenomenon
Every year at Passover I notice the same thing: I am able to follow a diet that is more restrictive than my usual diet. Itís not that Iím motivated, or that Iím particularly religious. Somehow, though, my brain signals to me that I can follow... Read more
Introspective or reclusive?
As I was looking over old blogs I wrote, I realized that when I first joined SP I didnít hesitate to put my feelings out there. Now, I feel that Iím beyond introspective, Iím almost reclusive. Iím not sure what thatís about.
I was about t... Read more
Chevron Houston Marathon
The weather for the Houston marathon was pretty nearly perfect! In the mid-50s at the start, it barely hit 70 before I was done. While the day was clear and sunny, the route had a lot of shade.
I approached this marathon with a lot of app... Read more
The marathon that wasn't
One of my goals for this year/running season is to run more than one marathon. Run, not race. This hasnít been the greatest of training seasons, but all I have to do is run.
Yesterdayís Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon was to be marathon ... Read more
November 3rd again
18 years ago today I lost my father. 4 years ago today I lost my mother. Tomorrow is my birthday. On November 4th 22 years ago, I lost my youngest brother.
Today, I'm running a half marathon. They will be with me.... Read more
St. Louis Rock n Roll Half Marathon 2013
I had never expected to take up running when my eldest daughter asked me four years ago if I wanted to run a 5k with my granddaughter who was taking part in Girls on the Run. Because I wasnít a runner, I had to decline, and my daughter B. ran w... Read more
Wineglass Marathon 2013
My training this year didnít go well, with little energy or stamina as a result of a change in diet, and ongoing bladder problems. The longest run I had managed in the months prior was 20 miles. Nonetheless I decided that if I ran the marathon... Read more
Hitting the wall
Another night filled with running! This dream was a marathon, but a marathon with a twist. The object wasnít to get to the end as quickly as possible, but to experience all the Ďfuní stops along the way, something like a scavenger hunt.
I... Read more
I lined up that morning to run a half-marathon with one of my regular training buddies. Weíve done a number of half marathons together before, and were pretty evenly matched until this summer when things went downhill for me.
This race was... Read more
Mother of the year
That's right, I nominated myself for mother of the year today. As Hillel said, if I am not for myself, who will be for me? Well, he did say more than that, but Iíll stop with this.
DD#2 headed out for Florida to go on a cruise with her BF... Read more
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