When lack of communication is actually good …

The good thing about beginning marathon training on the West Coast is the flat ground and dry heat. The bad thing about it is re-entering the SouthEast, and while everyone else is grateful that the humidity is finally starting to break, I walk outside and can barely breathe. Acclimating = fun times. The lucky thing…

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Getting my strength back

So, I’ve been working out like the old days again. And I have to say, it feels fantastic. The past couple of weeks I’ve been hitting the gym every day, going hard core on the stairclimber and even running on the treadmill. And yesterday I ran 3 miles in the 103 degree heat! I had…

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Something is missing

This time was not supposed to be any different. I’ve run a million races by now, and there was nothing to indicate that a short 10K would be too much of a challenge for me. So when Jeff and Scott made a bet  that ended with me getting a free race entry into the a 10K…

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Do slow walkers on the sidewalk make you angry?

This post started out as an answer to a question on the Today show web site, but I realized as I started typing that I would not be able to get it out in 140 characters. Here’s the question (pertaining to Kathie Lee and Hoda’s show): Do slow walkers make you angry? They had a…

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Cyclist/runners/walkers – or drivers who like me – please help

North Carolina residents, please help with this. I got this information from this week’s TrySports newsletter: Take the NCDOT Bike and pedestrian survey – and let your voice be heard! NCDOT is conducting a survey to collect citizen feedback on statewide bicycle and pedestrian safety issues. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete…

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Meet my newest live-in houseguest

Not even two weeks in, and I’m already in love with P90x. Sounds cheesy, but I feel like Tony Horton shows up once a day to kick my ass for an hour or two, and he’s the cheapest personal trainer I’ve ever had. I was warned that he was annoying, and he is slightly, but…

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Miles daily eventually = miles yearly

So, I used to post on Facebook and Twitter every time I would work out. And then I decided that was just obnoxious. So I try to save those workout posts only for something special, and I’ve moved my daily workout ramblings over to Daily Mile, where everyone is allowed to talk about their workouts…

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Make your friends accountable for your productivitity. It works.

As an update to my to-do list post, I am feeling very productive and accomplished, especially considering I have been fighting a chest cold for almost 2 weeks now (yes, I’m going to the doctor today.) Just so I can pat myself on the back before deleting it all and making a new list:  …

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2011: less running, more writing

The obligatory 2010 post: I’m not going to go into a huge play-by-play of the year. You have the archives for that! But I will say I started out the year at Wade’s house, drinking his home brewed beer (yum!) and hanging out in the hot tub. I imagine I may finish the year the same way ……

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