18 not so glorious miles

So there I was, just past 14 miles of my 18 mile trail run, crouched down in the bushes, my shorts pushed around my ankles as I pretended to go to the bathroom; really I just wanted to get the hell off my feet. Don’t get me wrong. I had to go. I just didn’t […]

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Another Seriously great run

Another great trail run. Sooner or later my luck is going to run out and I’m totally going to bonk (like, probably during my upcoming 18-miler, lol). Until then, I’m going with the flow, as the New Agers say. I’m staying totally zen. I’m, like, chilling out. This was an easy-paced 5.5 mile run in […]

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What’s wrong with this picture?

Okay, quick: What’s wrong with this picture? No, it’s not the dog mushing sign. Or even that Seriously has her backside to the camera (which she seems to enjoy showing off). It’s not what’s there. It’s what’s missing. Namely, this. Yes, my favorite port-o-potty! You probably can’t tell from the picture but this port-o-potty is […]

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Running doggy style

Saturday, I got a call from a friend asking if I could run her dog, Peka, that afternoon. She was caught in a work bind and wouldn’t be able to take her out herself. Of course, I agreed. There’s nothing like running trails with a dog except, maybe, running trails with two dogs. So we […]

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Spring runs

Oh spring, how I love thee. Especially when thee arrives early. I’ve been hitting the trails lately. They’re clear of snow and muddy in places (how I love me some mud!), and the air smells damp and sharp, with that particular fragrance of leaves waiting to unfold. Having spent a good part of the winter […]

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Running update

It’s been a while, no? But I’m still running. Still getting out and hitting the streets here in the Philly suburbs. It’s odd, running in the suburbs, passing houses with manicured lawns and then, as I venture up into the hilly sections, large mansions with large yards and everything perfectly placed and color-coordinated. I miss […]

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Waiting for the Olympic Marathon Trials

I’m so excited. I just found out that the Olympic Marathon Trials will be broadcast live this Saturday.

Live! This Saturday!

I’m running early and then planting my behind on the sofa and stuffing my face with all sorts of yummy foods (think Super Bowl party, except for running).

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Lost on the trails (again)

I have no sense of direction. None. I sometimes still get lost driving around Anchorage, after living there for almost 30 years. So really, I have no business running trails alone. Yet I do this often. Because I love being on the trails, love being alone inside my head and breathing in the sky and […]

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Bliss

We’ve been in the desert for a week and already I feel my winter cold/negative attitude melting away. There’s something about sunshine, and warmth, that boost the spirit and nourishes the soul. It had been so dreary in Anchorage, so overcast and cold, and the sidewalks and trails were coated in ice, and it all […]

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Running! Again! Oh, yeah …

Well, I’m finally running again and I can’t begin to tell you how good it feels. My legs are sore, and happy. My feet are happy. And my Hokas are very, very happy (I think they had been feeling a bit neglected). I’m up to 8.5 miles, which isn’t much when compared to my pre-injury […]

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