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Guest Runner and we clean up pretty good

Sunday, April 19, 2015      16 comments

You asked for photos, so I made sure to get a few. The first is from about 7 a.m. yesterday, at the Red Dirt Running Company store, where my marathon/half marathon training group is centered. One of the gals who runs was kind enough to click t... Read more

Just a quick one this morning

Saturday, April 18, 2015      21 comments

MOBYCARP and his daughter arrived safely, and we went grocery shopping so I have ENOUGH in the house of the right fuel for our marathoner in training. Since he eats pretty similarly to how I do when I'm cooking for myself, we've been swapping t... Read more

And retirees... on their way to be donated

Friday, April 17, 2015      20 comments

I sometimes quip that I am the Imelda Marcos of running shoes. But the closet in my house is not as big as at the presidential palace in the Philippines. So a few of my ... Read more

New Recruits

Wednesday, April 15, 2015      29 comments

Frank, meet Frank. One of my little old lady whimsy habits is to name my gear. Last Summer when I did my first Olympic Tri, I decided I'd call my running shoes all "Frank... Read more

Springboard to 12 miles

Monday, April 13, 2015      27 comments

The motivation and enthusiasm from Sunday morning's volunteer gig converted into a desire to run for myself. I had played hooky from the Saturday morning group run, feeling a need to avoid people. I knew this week would have PLENTY of people, ... Read more

When in need of motivation - volunteer!

Sunday, April 12, 2015      25 comments

This morning's "uniform"... I volunteered for the second day of the Double Half Mary. And I finally "get" why it was scheduled 3 weeks out from the Lincoln Marathon... if yo... Read more

Contentment

Thursday, April 09, 2015      33 comments

Contentment is not the same as complacency. Take "content" and move it into something that sounds like it in Spanish or Italian (contento), translate back, and it comes out "happy". Cue the old joke about translating: "The spirit is willing b... Read more

Three hours and forty minutes

Wednesday, April 08, 2015      26 comments

MOBYCARP has started a familial chain reaction with his status and blog of a couple of days ago. Link to the blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Sophia's first outing of the season

Saturday, April 04, 2015      23 comments

I had an 8 mile group run scheduled this morning, but I pretty much ran it solo... my pace was all over the place. It was a little chilly but warming with the sun. The plan was run at 7, change and get myself to a meeting point, and bike ride ... Read more

Spark People are the best supporters!

Friday, April 03, 2015      25 comments

So many supportive comments from folks who don't even know me! And some who know me only through my blogs. And some who actually *do* know me in person. I really, really appreciate the collective wisdom and sharing on yesterday's "No need to ... Read more

No need to explain

Thursday, April 02, 2015      32 comments

Feel free to skip this one, it might be TMI for some. Once upon a time, in an attempt to be understood, the 16 year old me wrote a really long letter to her extroverted mother trying to explain my feelings. It was not well received. It le... Read more

Bonus blog: training

Wednesday, April 01, 2015      11 comments

Last night after work the HM training class had a track workout planned. Since a couple of the gals I connect with most didn't come, but did an alternate run, I missed them, but I went and did the predictive track workout. It consisted of ... Read more

How to score your results

Wednesday, April 01, 2015      14 comments

The quiz in yesterday's blog (link here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Boundaries and the Disease to Please

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      33 comments

FEEDTHEHUNGER highlighted this topic in her excellent blog this morning: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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The weight of the expectations of others

Sunday, March 29, 2015      29 comments

I've been pondering ever since I read my sister's (SPINNINGJW) Depression blog yesterday. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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