The next best thing

I won’t be running in this year’s Thunder Road Marathon. I’d tentatively planned on running it, depending on how Marine Corps Marathon went, and truthfully I do think I could get to the finish line just fine. But I weighed the financial cost of signing up with my readiness level – and truthfully, I don’t…

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It’s all about what you’re wearing. Oh, and penis jokes = still funny.

Race number, check. —— T-shirt, check. Complain about T-shirt not being girly enough, check. —- Obtain sufficiently girly race gear, check. —- Laugh like a teenager at part of the race course, check.

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This is my costume. Now give me the damn candy!

Music to marathon to: Halloween costume to run to: What happens after I visit the mall and Claire’s Boutique has a 50 percent off sale on all of their Halloween gear: What happens to my outfit after I ask my awesome, clever blog readers for help: I loved everyone’s suggestions – so I used them…

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Run Forest run!

Want to watch me run like the wind or crawl like a baby on Sunday? Here’s what you need to know: My bib number: 27806 My name/age (not sure if you’ll need this but just in case): Melissa Oyler / 32 For $1.99, if you have an iPhone or a Droid, you can follow me…

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My Halloween costume this year: Sweaty Runner

So, I’ve finally decided what I’m going to wear on Sunday. Not super-original, but I grabbed an orange T-shirt from Target for $3. And some knee high socks that are orange and white with skulls. Coupled with my black running skirt from last year’s race (for good luck!), and I have my outfit. I was…

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26.2 or bust

I haven’t been giving a play-by-play of this year’s marathon training. Some of you are likely thanking me for that one. The truth is, I haven’t really been giving myself a play-by-play either. My runs this year haven’t been as significant as those last year. Running 15, 18, 20 miles still feels accomplished but I’m…

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All is right with the world if only I could sweat in my headphones

Here’s how I spent my time last week: 53 miles. All on my feet. So, I don’t have much to talk about other than running! (That screen shot is from Daily Mile; come friend me over there if you haven’t already.) So, that said, here are a few thoughts about running: = Does anyone have a…

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Yes, I’m still running

Marine Corps Marathon is a month and a half away, and I’ve been a lot quieter this year about training. But it’s going. Going well? I hope so. The past couple of weeks things fell apart due to a sore knee, followed by a cold, followed by some barefoot running that resulted in blisters. But…

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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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Prefontaine – eh. Boston – good.

I must be the only runner I know who was completely uninspired by the movie “Prefontaine.” I have no idea why – it just didn’t do it for me. I Netflixed it a long time ago and had been saving it for the right moment to watch – chose the night before my half-marathon. Turned…

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