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Barefoot December: Initial Observations

Yesterday I set out on my first “barefoot run” of the month. I shoved my feet into my Vibram FiveFingers (really, it is kind of a shoving action), grabbed my iPod for some musical company and started up Leavenworth Street … Continue reading

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December’s Give Up/Take On

OK, so I’ve made a decision. Drum roll please… For the month of December I’ll be giving up complaining and taking on barefoot running. First, the complaining. I wouldn’t consider myself a big complainer. (Although when I told my hubs about … Continue reading

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Marathon Mix

In case you didn’t know, I ran a marathon last Sunday. I could tell you about finally seeing the finish line come into view after 26 miles. Or about how amazing it felt to cross the finish line at 4 … Continue reading

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“I run for podcasts.”

Ok, maybe not FOR podcasts, but they certainly make my longer runs more tolerable. Don’t worry, I do plenty of runs sans the iPod, but sometimes I just need that extra something to get me going and keep me entertained. … Continue reading

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Marathon Training: Week One Recap

I must admit, it’s been several months since I’ve been running regularly.  I’ve been working other parts of my body and on strength and cardio.  I needed a break from running, honestly.  And now, I’m back.  The race in October … Continue reading

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Day One.

I’m waiting for my dough to rise for my artisan bread, so I figured I’d post. It’s day one of marathon training.  DAY ONE.  Thus begins an 18-week journey.  I’m using one of Hal Higdon’s marathon training schedules.  (Yikes.  I … Continue reading

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Not Since Martha’s Vineyard

Today I rode a bike for the first time in two years–when I went with some Syracuse pals to Martha’s Vineyard and we rented bikes.  Before that, it had been an estimated 12 years since I’d ridden a bike. The lovely … Continue reading

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“The report of my death was an exaggeration.”

I haven’t quit the blog.  Not yet, anyhow.  I have been trying–off and on–to find something to blog about.  I asked myself, ‘What are the things that are constantly forcing me to improve?’  Though many hobbies and talents instantly popped … Continue reading

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