Category Archives: running

Three things I’ve learned in six weeks since my Crohn’s diagnosis

It’s been just about six weeks since I learned I have Crohn’s disease. I have been doing a lot of thinking and informal research on topics that I never had to give much thought to before. I keep coming back … Continue reading

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Mind over Matter

Nothing influences my mood more than the weather. On a gloomy day I can barely open my eyes. When October rolls around with its early dusks I am cloaked in sadness. When summertime is here and the days are long … Continue reading

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The Bargain Women Make (or why my heart won’t let me diet)

I have always been unhappy with my weight. Maybe always is a strong term. Until I got to college I didn’t think much about it, and happily porked out during high school with no one giving me much grief about … Continue reading

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5 (or maybe 7) reasons I have been quiet lately

I have been quiet lately, in blogging if not in life. I need you to know that I take very seriously my sacred duty to bombard you with my opinions all of the time, so this absence has not been … Continue reading

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Hitting Pause: A Moving Target

In the spirit of giving myself a break, I have decided to hit pause on my blog and repost some of my favorite material for the last ten days of the year. One of the most emotional days this past … Continue reading

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Hitting Pause: Training Through the Winter

In the spirit of giving myself a break, I have decided to hit pause on my blog and repost some of my favorite material for the last ten days of the year. I went out running this morning and had … Continue reading

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Break

It is convenient that just at the point that I feel I can’t take another second of my packed-solid routine, I come up on a two-week break. I have burned the candle at both ends, had a lot of balls … Continue reading

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The Land of Steady Habits

This morning I did as I have done for years, and headed over to the Manchester Road Race with my brother and 15000 of our closest friends. This was the 75th anniversary of the race, so there was even more … Continue reading

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A Moving Target

I was a little down in the mouth last week, dealing with some health problems, fatigue, missing people, trying to get back in my routine, and tired of days of watching rain fall and the sun refuse to shine. The … Continue reading

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A Trophy for Every Child! (or my life in awards)

Activities at which I excel: Singing/music Writing/talking Standardized tests/logic puzzles Being direct Using big words/spelling (see: writing/talking) Apologizing (see: being direct) Preparing combinations of pasta & veggies Working hard Letting my heart be moved by love Dancing enthusiastically Activities that … Continue reading

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