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Listening to my body - 5 years later
Sunday, April 23, 2017      3 comments

I hate the saying, "Listen to your body." It's really easy to listen to my body. The hard part is understanding what it's saying. Unfortunately, I have not found an alternate way to describe what I need to do that works any better than, "... Read more
Race Report: 2017 Boston Marathon
Thursday, April 20, 2017      21 comments

This will be a long blog, but a marathon is a long event. My sister ONEKIDSMOM has already posted about the spectator experience:
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6 days to Boston - Taper Crazy musings
Tuesday, April 11, 2017      11 comments

It's six days to the Boston Marathon. Today was my last true speed interval workout, 4 x 1000 @T* with 200 recovery. In my taper madness, I was concerned about working that hard. Because my normal club practice is a time conflict with this ev... Read more
Two Weeks to Boston
Sunday, April 02, 2017      8 comments

The 121st Boston Marathon will be held two weeks from tomorrow. The 10 day forecast for Boston seems to go out 15 days, with good running temperatures the few days before race day. Of course, the forecast is likely to change several times befo... Read more
Three Weeks to Boston
Sunday, March 26, 2017      9 comments

The 121st Boston Marathon will be run on April 17, 2017. That's three weeks from tomorrow. All of a sudden, it's feeling real. The registration was submitted last September. The training cycle started when I was just barely over a round ... Read more
Race Report: 2017 USATF Masters 8K Championship
Monday, March 20, 2017      8 comments

I got the email confirming my entry, and it said this was the location was "Shamrock 8k - Virginia Beach, VA, USA". So I looked that up online, and found out late that gun time was 7:45 AM. If I'd done my homework earlier, I might have decided... Read more
After the storm
Thursday, March 16, 2017      5 comments

This week's major realization is that I hate late March snow storms. I think I always have disliked them. Just when I'm about ready to let the snow fall and wait for it to melt, wham! Enough comes down that I can't deal with the week or so it... Read more
Snow and Not Running
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      9 comments

I haven't run for two days, and the last time I ran it was a short run. This is abnormal for marathon training, and I feel something akin to taper crazies coming on. Lots of mental games and second guessing, even though I know intellectually t... Read more
Friday, January 20, 2017      11 comments

On SparkPeople, there is a lot of attention given to moderation. Usually this is focused on nutrition. We have to eat, but most of us got here by eating too much. Learning to eat appropriately and moderately turns out to be quite a challenge ... Read more
Race Report: 2017 Winter Warrior Half Marathon
Monday, January 09, 2017      30 comments

I ran the Winter Warrior Half Marathon Saturday afternoon/evening. What with one thing and another, it's Monday evening before I have time to describe it; but as a result of the delay, I have some race pictures. There is no race shirt for ... Read more
The Other New Year's Day Run
Monday, January 02, 2017      7 comments

Yesterday I ran a 7.5 mile race with the unimaginative name of "Resolution Run." It was fun, and I blogged about it yesterday. That wasn't the only running event going on yesterday. I started the race at 10 AM, ran for a bit over 50 minutes, ... Read more
Race Report: 2017 Resolution Run (Freezeroo #2)
Sunday, January 01, 2017      9 comments

The 7.5 mile Resolution Run has become a New Year's Day tradition for me. Where else am I going to find a crowd of people who are happy and cheerful before 10 AM on New Year's Day? 2017 is the third year I've run this race, though this is the ... Read more
Revisiting the Food Challenges
Friday, December 30, 2016      6 comments

I've been thinking off and on about something my sister ONEKIDSMOM said in a comment on my last blog: "We each have our own challenges... social eating seems to be one of yours, and awareness on the fly is essential to managing it." Ye... Read more
Getting the food back on track
Saturday, December 24, 2016      6 comments

As predicted in my last blog, I overdid things at the running club celebration. Baked brie with walnuts and cranberries. Russian tea cakes. M&Ms. Assorted cheeses, and perhaps 2 ounces of red wine to see what the whole wine and cheese meme i... Read more
Challenging Food Week
Thursday, December 22, 2016      9 comments

I reached my initial weight goal in October 2011, and reached what I now regard as my long term point goal along about April or May 2012. Since then, I've mostly been making the weight trend sideways, with occasional blips up that got corrected... Read more

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