Monthly Archives: September 2011

Soul Food

Thirty-one years ago five college friends learned we were all Virgos. An “always up for a party” Aries friend threw us a shindig in her tiny college apartment. Fast forward to this past weekend and we got together again…in the … Continue reading

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Continued Processing/Continued Kindness

This is the last post about the marathon that wasn’t. I promise. This post could just have easily been titled “People Are So Nice.” Since my last post I’ve actually seen people; comments about the marathon haven’t been limited to … Continue reading

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I Received More Than a Medal

Yesterday I attempted my first full marathon. September 17th would have been my dad’s birthday and I lined up at the Air Force Marathon with his Army Air Corp dog tag around my neck. I turned 50 on the 16th … Continue reading

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So Many Feelings

My bag is almost packed. I’m waiting for daylight so that I can complete my last training run — a two miler. After a shower and a quick trip to Walmart for last-minute essentials, Coach Lynn and I will hit … Continue reading

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Weight Loss Check-In

Just a quick post to share that pounds are continuing to come off during my mileage taper. Of the seven pounds I gained during the high mileage phase of marathon training, only 1.5 remain. One and a half pesky pounds. … Continue reading

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Beware of Men in Checkout Lines

When he turned around and realized he was standing on my foot he let out an “Oh,[expletive], I’m so sorry!” Continue reading

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I Break For Friends

I had a work assignment on Friday that involved arriving later (and staying later) than I do on a normal work day. I wanted to take advantage of not having to deal with the typical morning rush. Rather than wake … Continue reading

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Glad To Be A Loser

I haven’t written about weight loss in a while because…um…I haven’t lost weight in a while. I’ve always heard that it’s next to impossible to lose weight while training for a marathon. Running close to 40 miles per week means … Continue reading

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