Race day prep: When to show up to start line

Today’s Tortoise and the Hare topic: Race day prep — when to show up at the starting line. When I ran my first marathon, I lived in South Charlotte. The race was in Uptown. So, I got a hotel room for the night before the race. Why? Because I did not want the extra stress…

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Favorite running route in Charlotte

  Today’s Tortoise and the Hare topic: Favorite route in Charlotte to run My favorite running route in Charlotte is the flat one. I’ll wait while you try to figure out where that is. No, seriously. Flat routes are so rare in Charlotte when you’re talking about logging actual distance. When I was training for…

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5 years without Mia

I call myself decent at remembering birthdays, but I’m terrible at remembering dates of tragedies. I suppose this is mostly a good thing. However, Facebook Memories was here to remind me at 3am when I woke to let the dog out that 5 years ago today, I was lying in bed beside my grandmother, Mia,…

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In aftermath of Stanford case, let’s look out for each other

I’m writing this quickly as I am on my way to a meeting. But I had to get my thoughts down … apologies if it seems hurried. — Driving to meet Quinn to run today, I had the radio tuned to NPR where the talk centered around the Stanford case, rape on campus, and our…

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To stretch or not to stretch

Today’s Tortoise and Hare topic: To stretch or not to stretch. Back in the day, before I discovered my love of all things yoga, I used to think that stretching was for bendy people. As I was not a bendy person, that meant stretching was not for me. Of course, I knew all the experts pointed…

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Media conspiracy, biased coverage and a shrinking newsroom

The front page of today’s Charlotte Observer featured a centerpiece that is getting a lot of backlash in the community. The story and photos are about an upcoming trial, in which police officer Wes Kerrick is being brought up on voluntary manslaughter charges for the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell, an accident victim who was…

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Laser hair update

So, I’ve told you I’d keep you updated about laser hair removal. The main negative thing is that it’s such a slow process. Doesn’t seem like it at first, but wait 4-6 weeks between sessions and it seems to drag forever … especially for someone like me, who used to wax before and absolutely hates…

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Laser hair removal update

So, I blogged a few weeks ago about the beginning of my ventures into laser hair removal. Several people have asked how it’s going, and I don’t have too much to report yet (it’s a slow process) but I’ll tell you how it’s going so far. My first appointment was for brazilian bikini at Elite…

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Charlotte through another’s eyes

Anil is the biggest jetsetter I know. And I totally admire and envy him for it. And when he visited Charlotte for the first time he fell in love with it. “I can’t believe it’s so green!” he kept saying. And it really opened my eyes to all the things that are beautiful about the…

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Welcome to Charlotte, y’all

My friend Anil calls himself a “foodie.” And he’s coming to visit Charlotte for the first time in a few weeks. The only issue with both of those pieces of information is that he’s only coming for three days – and it’s up to me to narrow down all of our excellent food choices into just…

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