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Surgery Done
Monday, August 26, 2013      2 comments

My arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus went well last Friday. My leg was remarkably pain free until Saturday night and then it wasn't awful- just hurting enough to have to take a round of pain reliever through the night. The worst after ... Read more
Time for an update
Friday, August 09, 2013      4 comments

Well, it's been awhile since my last blog. Since then, I have not been able to run at all. A torn meniscus is the latest culprit. I am scheduled for arthroscopic surgery at the end of this month and then I will have to be patient with the rec... Read more
Thanks for all the helpful comments on my last blog.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      2 comments

Thanks to all who commented on my unsatisfying doctor's visit. I am going to start a new routine to follow the advice coming from many of you to get stronger and work on knee-friendly stretch and strengthening workouts, specifically. It'... Read more
I think I just experienced Ageism and it wasn't pretty!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013      5 comments

I went to a Sports Medicine Orthopedist today, to solve the mystery of my very sore knee. The knee started really hurting after running the 10 mile Broad St. race in Phila. on May 5th. It hurt a bit during the race, in fact it was already a f... Read more
"Bridesmaids" do Vegas
Friday, February 22, 2013      2 comments

Back in September the local newspaper, the Boston Globe (, sponsored a fun running event (can't really call it a race) that supported the Big Sister Association. It was called the "Running of the Bridesmaids". My running club, The M... Read more
Back in the game
Monday, February 04, 2013      3 comments

Well, I finally broke through the 5K juggernaut. I've been stuck there for a while, but today I had an unexpected day off (read: no excuse!). I headed over to the lake and did a slow 4.98 mile run out and back. Had I measured first, I wo... Read more
RTB-NH Relay Tons of Fun
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      2 comments

We completed the Reach The Beach New Hampshire Relay (there's also one in MA. and NJ). It was a unique experience. First off, I can't compliment the volunteers enough. They were outstanding in numbers and in efficiency. What an operation! In... Read more
Pain in the Butt!
Monday, August 06, 2012      3 comments

I've been experiencing sciatic pain for a couple of months now. It's not excrutiating and it does not seem to be a factor while walking or running. Mostly, it hurts when I get up after sitting awhile or if I have been standing still for any le... Read more
Why Join a Running Club?
Sunday, July 29, 2012      3 comments

There is no denying that runners like their solitude and personal accomplishments. But there is value in sharing the joys of running with others. This weekend, our running club participated in a local event that proved this point. My husband... Read more
New PR
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      4 comments

After worrying about shin pain and NEW never before experienced lower back pain, I set my sites a little lower for the Run to the Border half marathon this past Sunday. To my surprise, I had my fastest half ever: 2:03:14 and snagged 2nd pla... Read more
Monday, December 12, 2011      0 comments

I turned 60 today and am feeling it. The holidays bring lots of extra work plus a cold or two. Running took a back seat and now Spark Strength training is back there as well. I had hoped to get in 3 miles today but worked late instead. It... Read more
I broke a cardinal rule of marathoning and paid the price.
Thursday, October 27, 2011      8 comments

They say NEVER change anything you haven't tested in a long run. I know this is the rule but I'd been having so much trouble with my ankle and shin and finding the right shoes, I broke the rule. In the days leading up to the Niagara Falls mar... Read more
Well, it's something!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      0 comments

Just ran a mile and a half with very little pain. I'm icing now and will try for 3 later today. Worst case- I think I can tough it out in Niagara on Sunday.... Read more
Out, Out Damn shin splints
Thursday, October 13, 2011      3 comments

Well, just over a week away and I'm still battling ankle and shin pain. At this point I am giving my legs total rest- no running at all- Very frustrating!!!! I bought new shoes and I'm icing at night but have not noticed any letup so far- Ug... Read more
Now that's more like it...
Sunday, October 02, 2011      1 comments

Got our last long distance run in today. We started with a 5K race we've been part of for years- It's run completely on the beach: wet sand, seaweed, and all. Once the festivities were over, we continued along the coast for another 17 miles. I... Read more

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