The pain exchange

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Running away is a lot more fun that facing things, though I suppose problems will be waiting for us when we get back. But that won’t stop me from trying, which is what I did this morning, as soon as Youngest left for school.  It’s hard to look at ourselves in the mirror and face the fact that a […]

Fear and self-loathing in suburbia

(Sorry this post isn’t really about running. I’ll get back to that.) Once the fog of hormones that accompany the child-rearing years wear off, a certain shock settles in. We look around us and suddenly, everything that we’ve done right, and everything we’ve done wrong is crystal clear. When you’re no longer being distracted my temper-tantrum-throwing […]

Getting through the dog days

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100 degree days have meant a lot of time in the water around here. I’ve taken our annual late-summer heat wave as a challenge.  I have managed to get over my slump and get my mileage back up to where it should be in order to run some fall races. I have been so encouraged by […]