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

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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A long flat run and a few laughs

July 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

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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