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New York City Marathon 2014

Tuesday, November 04, 2014      28 comments

I arrived at my destination with no mishaps this year, unlike last yearís Wineglass Marathon travel fiasco. My first afternoon and evening were spent with friends, and the next morning I headed for the Expo. I expected it to be bigger than it ... Read more

You canít outrun heredity!

Friday, July 11, 2014      28 comments

Lord knows Iíve tried. Iím sidelined for three weeks due to a left knee Ďinjuryí which my doctor ascribes to arthritis. I shouldnít be surprised. My grandmother had crippled hands for years from arthritis. My mother had deformed hands fr... Read more

Oh no, this won't do!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014      26 comments

I donít generally mind change, and laugh at those who instantly complain with each change thrown at them. I think I'm generally easy-going. I draw the line at blogs! One of my greatest joys every day was to cruise by each of my teams,... Read more

In-between

Friday, April 25, 2014      18 comments

Iím in-between. Iím not at my highest weight, and Iím not at my lowest weight, just somewhere in-between. Iím not a teenager, and Iím not an old lady, somewhere in-between although perhaps closer to one end than the other, who knows! ... Read more

The Passover phenomenon

Friday, April 18, 2014      16 comments

Every year at Passover I notice the same thing: I am able to follow a diet that is more restrictive than my usual diet. Itís not that Iím motivated, or that Iím particularly religious. Somehow, though, my brain signals to me that I can follow... Read more

Introspective or reclusive?

Thursday, April 17, 2014      15 comments

As I was looking over old blogs I wrote, I realized that when I first joined SP I didnít hesitate to put my feelings out there. Now, I feel that Iím beyond introspective, Iím almost reclusive. Iím not sure what thatís about. I was about t... Read more

Chevron Houston Marathon

Monday, January 20, 2014      30 comments

The weather for the Houston marathon was pretty nearly perfect! In the mid-50s at the start, it barely hit 70 before I was done. While the day was clear and sunny, the route had a lot of shade. I approached this marathon with a lot of app... Read more

Santa Hustle

Monday, December 23, 2013      19 comments

Happy holidays!... Read more

The marathon that wasn't

Monday, November 18, 2013      29 comments

One of my goals for this year/running season is to run more than one marathon. Run, not race. This hasnít been the greatest of training seasons, but all I have to do is run. Yesterdayís Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon was to be marathon ... Read more

November 3rd again

Sunday, November 03, 2013      16 comments

18 years ago today I lost my father. 4 years ago today I lost my mother. Tomorrow is my birthday. On November 4th 22 years ago, I lost my youngest brother. Today, I'm running a half marathon. They will be with me.... Read more

St. Louis Rock n Roll Half Marathon 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013      21 comments

I had never expected to take up running when my eldest daughter asked me four years ago if I wanted to run a 5k with my granddaughter who was taking part in Girls on the Run. Because I wasnít a runner, I had to decline, and my daughter B. ran w... Read more

Wineglass Marathon 2013

Tuesday, October 08, 2013      30 comments

My training this year didnít go well, with little energy or stamina as a result of a change in diet, and ongoing bladder problems. The longest run I had managed in the months prior was 20 miles. Nonetheless I decided that if I ran the marathon... Read more

Hitting the wall

Monday, September 16, 2013      20 comments

Another night filled with running! This dream was a marathon, but a marathon with a twist. The object wasnít to get to the end as quickly as possible, but to experience all the Ďfuní stops along the way, something like a scavenger hunt. I... Read more

Oy vey!

Monday, September 09, 2013      23 comments

I lined up that morning to run a half-marathon with one of my regular training buddies. Weíve done a number of half marathons together before, and were pretty evenly matched until this summer when things went downhill for me. This race was... Read more

Mother of the year

Friday, June 14, 2013      31 comments

That's right, I nominated myself for mother of the year today. As Hillel said, if I am not for myself, who will be for me? Well, he did say more than that, but Iíll stop with this. DD#2 headed out for Florida to go on a cruise with her BF... Read more


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