Tag Archives: marathon

Tales from the Treadmill

I have a love-hate relationship with the dreadmill treadmill. I find it mind-numbingly dull, but it’s nice to use when the weather is bad, like this morning, for instance. The treadmill also shows me improvements I’ve made in my fitness, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Marathon Training

I’ve not written much about my marathon training. Writing about it means thinking about it and thinking about it brings up fear. You see, this is my third stint at marathon training and so far I have no medal to … Continue reading

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#200ForSid

A few weeks ago I told you about my cyber-friend Sid Busch’s attempt to run his 200th marathon in memory of fallen soldiers. While he didn’t complete that event, he can now say Mission Complete! I knew Sid was going … Continue reading

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In honor of Sid Busch

  I’ve got Sid Busch on my mind. I met Sid four years ago at the Airforce Marathon Expo. We became Facebook friends and I’ve followed him ever since. Sid runs marathons, always with an American flag in hand. He … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: Meet a 91-Year-Old Marathoner

Those who’ve been around this blog a while know a few things about me:  I love a good active aging story. I’ve run 10 half marathons I’ve made one attempt at a full marathon and got swept off the course … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: The Memphis Mulligan

My friend, Steve had trained his heart out for the 2013 St. Jude Marathon. This would be his first 26.2 (a feat that remains on my bucket list) and he raised money in honor of a child in need of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dad

Today would have been my dad’s 94th birthday. He died 10 years ago. His birthday is the day after mine and even after all these years it still feels strange to celebrate my birthday without him. Every year we picked … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: Team Hoyt

If you stop by this blog with any regularity, you know I’m training for the Triathlon I’m Not Even Close to Being Ready For. Well, a little motivation came my way in the form of an article. Hubs had gone … Continue reading

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Runner Down

Ever since the painful 17-miler of three weeks ago I’ve been dreading today’s scheduled 20-miler. Wednesday’s two miles on the treadmill left me limping. While much better, my tendonitis has not yet healed. The bone spurs are a permanent part … Continue reading

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