Monthly Archives: April 2013

Volunteering at the Country Music Marathon

Cold. Constant rain. Five and a half hours standing on my post-surgery foot. That was my Saturday. I volunteered during the first shift of the Country Music Marathon. Here’s a recap of the day. While walking from the parking lot … Continue reading

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Marathon Melancholy

It’s marathon weekend here in Nashville. I’m usually buzzing in the days before the County Music Marathon and Half Marathon. I take a half day off from work on Thursday and head downtown. I normally hate to shop but I … Continue reading

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Balance: A Good Thing?

Apparently physical therapists think balance is a good thing. I’m not talking about balance as in there is an appropriate amount of work, play and rest. I’m talking about the trying not to fall and hurt myself kind of balance. … Continue reading

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I’m Walking and Running for Peace

I’m a fan of John “The Penguin” Bingham. He’s the guy who made it ok to be a slow runner. I’ve read most of his books and I consider myself to be a proud member of the Penguin Brigade. I … Continue reading

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SnapShot Saturday, With Technical Difficulties

As you know, and are tired of hearing, I’m rehabbing from foot surgery. Today was a GLORIOUS day in Nashville. I decided to take a two-mile walk. My longest walk so far has been 1.3 miles, so I was curious … Continue reading

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Changes in Attitude

Wednesday morning, as I was driving to my 7 a.m. physical therapy appointment, I found myself in a really, really bad mood. My mind was dwelling on the fact that I still had two and a half more weeks of … Continue reading

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Making a Move

Yesterday I bared all and shared with you my time for my first post-surgery, one-mile walk. I’m staying the course because I have signed up to walk a 5K on May 4 and I am doing everything I can to … Continue reading

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What Can I Do After Boston?

Like most people, I am shocked and saddened by the terrible events that occurred during yesterday’s Boston marathon. And I’m baffled by the location of the attack. There’s a message going viral on Facebook that says, “If you’re trying to … Continue reading

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Slowest. Mile. Ever.

I casually mentioned this in yesterday’s post about Etta Britt. My surgeon has lifted a few restrictions and I am now able to start a walking program. I walked 17 minutes on Tuesday and 20 minutes on Thursday. I wore … Continue reading

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Starting Over: It’s Never Too Late

A few months ago I joined CABLE, a Tennessee networking organization for women. The speakers I’ve heard since joining have not disappointed. Last week I had the good fortune of hearing Etta Britt. Etta is a bluesy, soulful powerhouse who … Continue reading

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