You’ve got this?

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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A long flat run and a few laughs

July 16, 2014
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I ran 11.5 miles and some change this morning for no good reason other than the fact that the morning was nice and cool and also that I wanted to listen to an entire playlist on my iPod.

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Back on the track and emergency food stops

July 15, 2014
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I made myself a proper blogger smoothie after my first visit to the track today since April. (The last time I went to the track I didn’t run on it because my legs were too sore from climbing mountains.)

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Weekend warrior running and a future spy

July 13, 2014
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If I can make it through the past two days of running, I can do anything.

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Trying to be brave and a little normal

July 11, 2014
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My hips and quads were screaming for a break from all of the hills today, so I listened and took the day off.

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Temporary summer insanity and a lofty goal

July 10, 2014
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After too many days straight of painting, we dropped out brushes yesterday and headed out to the beach for some much-needed rest and relaxation.

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