Category Archives: My Training

Complete thoughts are totally overrated


So if I had to go back to last week and try to recall the last coherent thought that I’ve had, it was definitely while at dinner with my running girlfriends.  Even after we’d devoured a few bottles of Spanish wine. After that night, my in-laws arrived and we simultaneously went into the big CIF Finals meet, which would end this glorious cross country season in which my freshman boy and my senior boy ran together on Varsity and pushed themselves to significant PRs. The…

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A lap perch and a change in shoe drop


As soon as I walk through the door from my run each morning, Zelda chases me around until I finally sit still long enough for her to perch on my lap.  It’s not a very nice lap,  as it is slightly narrow and made worse by all of the mileage I put in. (#runnerproblem) For this reason, Buster, our lovely cat who passed away last year, always preferred MFP over me and my narrow lap. But this cat is more like me;  she thrives on…

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A tragic end to my little experiment


My little experiment with going wheat-free ended tragically over the weekend, when  became so hungry that I indulged in two bagels and a slice of pizza on the same day. It all started as we were packing up for the CIF Preliminary meet out at Mt. SAC on Saturday.  Or perhaps it was the day before, when I was frantically running work-related errands and also trying to be a good mom and show up for the elementary school jog-a-thon (yes, I am one of those…

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