Category Archives: Running

She Wore Her Stripers Well.

My difficulty in getting my tired body out of bed for a run is mental. I’m in the midst of recovering from a significant back injury and truthfully, movement is still painful. Routine helps me not “think about it” and … Continue reading

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Prune Without Fear

I’ve just completed 6 weeks of postoperative recovery after  Anterior L5 S1 Spinal Fusion procedure.  I feel much better although I am still quick to tire and often experience left leg pain, numbness and tingling as a result.  You might … Continue reading

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It’s Official: The CIM That Isn’t For Me

Two days ago I officially requested a deferral of my CIM race entry until 2018.  It was a very difficult decision and one that took over two months to make.  I have been keeping my fingers crossed, praying, rehabilitating, denying, … Continue reading

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Bridges and Waterfalls. 

There’s something to be said about taking a chance on people and doing something new with them.  I have been very busy the past few weeks and particularly the last two. I have been coordinating a huge home project, helping … Continue reading

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To Receive You Have to Let Go

I decided to volunteer at the CIM because a friend, Laura was running, another friend, Ellisa asked us to, and because I needed to give back to this community of mine that has opened so many doors and exposed me … Continue reading

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Runner’s Mind

I made it to Indianapolis for the Indy Women’s Half this month; marking off state 15 of 50 including the District of Columbia. I can’t tell you what working on this goal has provided me.  I’m a better planner, saver, … Continue reading

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Good bye Nashville

Note: I originally wrote this on May 1, 2016. I published it incorrectly and well… Here it is. I don’t know, but I’m feeling really melancholy about leaving Nashville today.  Ok maybe it the 16 ounces of Kirin I just … Continue reading

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Why do I run? Clarity in Chattanooga

Originally posted in Oct. 2015. For those of you who don’t know my story, a quick note.  I am a retired peace officer, who at age 49, decided that I wouldn’t be one of those people that gets sick or … Continue reading

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CIM I Love/Hate You

Well I did it… I ran the CIM…ok I sorta ran the CIM. I set a finisher goal of 4:40.  I thought that’s doable for my first full marathon.  The hills are at the beginning and I’ve been training pretty … Continue reading

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Is it Wrong to Sing Red River Valley Aloud in a Movie Theater?

We walked into the movie theater just before the start of the movie WILD. We sat behind a man, an elderly woman wearing headphones to help her hear the movie and a younger woman. I assumed the elderly woman was … Continue reading

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Running Has Taught Me…

On December 31, 2013 I conducted an inventory of my life during the previous year. In doing so, I decided that among other things, I would resolve to run 1500 miles during calendar year 2014. On August 26, 2014, while … Continue reading

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Driving at Night

 “Good morning!” he said, “You’re wearing your sling.  That’s good. Well, I’ve reviewed your film and it looks like the fractured bone hasn’t moved.” My heart leaped for joy and I asked him about physical therapy to make my broken … Continue reading

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Pride Goeth Before (and After) a Fall

That’s an ice pack on my knee. That tramp tripped me.  Well, not really. Luna, my son’s 7 month old puppy (big-as-a-horse-dog) and I like to run a few miles each morning.  Last Tuesday we went out and she was … Continue reading

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Running with Horses

I am a runner.  I love to run, even if I look like a camel doing it.  I registered for a half marathon in Green River, Wyoming thinking that it would be great to  “Run with the Horses.”  The race … Continue reading

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When the Moon Hits Your Eye….

“Mom, I’m coming home with a puppy.  You can’t talk me out of it. You’re going to love her,” he said. And like that my life changed again, without my permission, and without my input. I have always been known … Continue reading

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Badge of Honor

It’s the little things, right?  My first Half Marathon was at Disneyland a couple years ago. It was a family event, and one of my pretend children (son’s friend) ran a few feet with me, holding up his iphone on … Continue reading

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Mountains Out of Mole Hills

For the last two years, since preparing for and finally accomplishing my retirement I have entered my house through a garage door that wouldn’t quite close, look into a kitchen dining area to be reminded by the discolored ceiling, as … Continue reading

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Therapy in a Shoe Box

Birthdays have a way of making everyone a little happier… More happy let’s say than they were the day prior, or the day after that date. Some birthdays are a little more momentous than others. For example, if you are born … Continue reading

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Makes No Sense

Ask any runner, new or not, the most difficult part about their love of running and most likely they will say, getting out the door. I am no different. I absolutely hate leaving the comfort of my bed only to … Continue reading

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Leave No Trace

Most runners love to run in cool, dry weather.  Unfortunately for me, I love sleeping more than I love cool dry weather.  Heck, I’ll run in the rain if I can sleep in.   So what does this mean? It … Continue reading

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Run she said, it will be fun she said.

Originally written in September 2012.  It was a long time in preparing for my first half marathon… So we signed up and over a year I went through the process of fracturing both legs and learning to love to run. … Continue reading

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