Sort of feeling domesticated and a good book

by Rebecca on August 20, 2014


This book is the reason that I did not run today.  I cannot tell you how long it’s been since I have read a really well-written story.  Yes, I am always reading, but mostly half-heartedly.  Anyway, this book is full of well-written stories, so staying up late has been totally worth it.  (I do plan to run with the cross country kids later tonight, so don’t get too worried that my lifestyle is changing.)

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Smoothies, clown shoes and tempo intervals

by Rebecca on August 19, 2014

Did you know that the best way to wake up a grumpy teenager is to plug in your Nutri-Bullet?


Well, it is.

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Training roundup

by Rebecca on August 18, 2014


And just like that, things are looking up on the running front.

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I cannot tell you how disappointed I am in Charlie.  He has been lounging around all week long since the boys started back to school, not even feigning nostalgia for the wild days of summer when they were creating chaos in his midst all day long.  He doesn’t even pretend to miss them.  He snores, eats, takes another nap, eats again.  It’s pathetic.

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Back to the grind

by Rebecca on August 14, 2014

It didn’t take long for us to settle right back into our school routine.  Youngest is a bit disgruntled, though, because now Middle has been sucked into the vortex of high school cross country with Oldest and is absent daily until around the time when people with full-time jobs come rolling through the door.

He is so bored that he is re-reading a series of books for the third time. 

As for me, I am finally able to take on a few more coaching clients, as well as blog everyday.  And help coach the youth cross country team. 

I am loving the grind, so much so that I am doing the same thing in my running.


I am smack dab in the middle of the pre-season fall half-marathon grind.  Meaning that I am running a few miserable runs each week to prepare body for a new training cycle.  This also means that I often want to stop running and sit down and cry like a baby about five times during these runs.

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You’ve got this?

by Rebecca on August 13, 2014

(couldn’t resist)

I’ve had more than my share of challenging runs this summer:  time zone changes, high humidity, heat, altitude and steep hills.  More than a few times I have wanted to put my hand on my knees, bend over, and give up.

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Simplifying and a perfect butt

August 12, 2014

One of the consequences of going away three times this past summer was the overwhelming desire to simplify my life upon my return. When we returned from the East coast, I immediately began cleaning out drawers and closets.  Does anyone else do this? Suddenly notice all the clutter that has been there all along? I […]

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Running lately

August 11, 2014

I didn’t sign up for a fall marathon this year because I truly wanted to take a break from the near-exhaustion I feel when I am running high mileage week in and week out.

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Sending them off and I couldn’t stop running

August 10, 2014

It is always with mixed emotions that I send my three boys back off to the institution known as school each August. Tomorrow the madness begins again. Though I will look back at this summer with fondness, (mostly) I am more than ready for a bit more structure in my daily life.  And also some […]

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Leaning back

August 3, 2014

On our way home from Mammoth Lakes, California a few weeks ago, I listened to a story on NPR in which Sheryl Sandberg was interviewed regarding the state of women in the workplace. I have read Leaning In, so I listened in earnest, as I had spent most of my summer surrendering to motherhood in […]

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