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Monday Musings

I loved every minute of these miles. Some were walking. Some were stopping to see what was on the track. Some were repeating the latest song-on-repeat (The Taylor Swift/Zayn song. Yes, that one. Yes, the soundtrack to that movie.) I’ve been fighting off a vicious sinus infection, without antibiotics, and I’m finally seeing some relief. …

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Running recap Feb 5th

  This week was torture. I don’t know if it’s because January is not kind or what. This week’s miles were a lesson in patience and creativity. There’s only so many times I can say a cuss word before even I get bored with it. Here’s the week: Monday: 3.4 miles Tuesday: 3.1 miles Wednesday: …

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Above ground

Things are moving along with the house construction. If this looks a little unusual, you’re right. We are not building a traditional stud wall home. This is the beginnings of a pole barn construction home. In a couple of weeks, we will have a house standing, but nothing inside. No load-bearing walls. No rooms. Just …

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9 gift idea for runners

Running Gift Guide

It’s almost Christmas and you need a gift for your favorite runner. Now what?? Here is my list of best ideas for 2016. This list includes ideas for all budgets and most are available for quick shipping. 1. Fashletics– motivational jewelry for all runners. I wear my “dig deep rise up” daily. I never take …

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Running and Food

Fall race training is off to a good start. I have been doing a mix of morning and late afternoon running at the park and at the trails. I have a couple of fall races with Rock ‘n’ Roll coming up and I hope to go back to my old stomping grounds with some local …

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Morning miles

Now that I live closer to the local park, I am trying to work in my morning running. I was  little worried that I might be alone out here at daylight, but I was one of about 8 people taking trips around the track. There is a quiet solitude about running at dark. I actually …

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The Power of the Plank

I often hear various reasons or barriers of why people do not want to try CrossFit or other heavy-lifting classes. One of the most common is the idea that people MUST already be in great physical condition before trying a class. I know there are many different CrossFit franchises and each one is different. One …

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Packing cubes for a Runcation

One of the best parts of being a lifelong runner is taking advantage of the infamous “racecation”. That is a getaway for the purpose of running a race. It can be a one-night stay in a budget hotel filled with band campers or biker convention participants or it can extend to weeks-long trips to exotic …

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On the road to NOLA

This weekend, I have a half-marathon in New Orleans. It is the first Rock ‘n’ Roll race of the year and my first half marathon in 2 years. This was supposed to be a 4-day race-cation for the both of us but it turned into a mad dash down to the coast of Alabama and …

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Running Recap Jan 9

Guess what I’ve been doing? Taking a wagon-load of sinus infection medicine. I just love winter sickness. It makes running on fresh legs a foregone memory. Training for Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans is rough. I’m hitting a wall this week so I cut back on most days. I got a total of 10 miles …

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