Tag Archives: Running

CIM 2019: You vex me

I ran my one and only CIM in 2015. I finished, but with a time that left me wanting to try again. My one and done marathon dared me to do better. I tried again and had to drop my … Continue reading

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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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I’m on my way…..

I haven’t been very active this past year.  What I mean is, in comparison to other times in my life.  I hurt my lower back in August of 2017 during my third straight weekend of running over ten miles while … Continue reading

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In Sickness and In Health

I wonder if I have become immobilized by fear. I haven’t been able to run since mid August 2017. That is the first time I actually typed out that date and now it sits here on the page, staring me … 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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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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Sacramento River Morning

She lay there smooth, yet rough; untouched by the pending day. Her curves were gentle and gradual, inviting and mysterious. Her face perfection, it glowed in golden hues,  a reflection of that surrounding her. The sounds around her beckoned her to … 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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A Birthday to Remember

Sometimes, the weirdest things happen to me.  Well, they happen because I’m a certifiable dork. My birthday is today. All I can say is what was I thinking? A week ago I agreed that because of my horrible habit of grinding … 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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His Name is Avi

Funny, when I sat down to write this I thought I had a lot to say.  Turns out, perhaps its too much to put into words. Eleven days ago, my FDO delivered her first baby and my first grandchild.  His … 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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Moon Struck Again

I love coffee. So I don’t drink coffee. As a backpacker, I couldn’t consume enough coffee on the trail to prevent my inevitable withdrawal migraines so I decided to reduce my caffeine intake by switching to tea. I’m on my … 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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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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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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