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The Truth about Marathons

“So? How was it?!” I’ve been answering this question since I crossed the finish line a week ago, and my answers have ranged from the all-I-can-physically-muster-is-the-pathetic-expression-on-my-sweaty-tear-stained-face look I gave my friends and family as I shuffled to receive my medal to a polite, but unconvincing, “really good, thanks! I’m ready for a nap!” I chirped […]

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14 miles, 14 smiles.

I knew this day would come.

I had no business running 14 miles today. First, Jeff was sick and truth be told he’s only really back up to 90% or so. Then, I was sick. I fought it all week — missing work, working from home, resting and resting, but not sleeping well. But I woke up this morning feeling well […]

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High on the Hogeye

This was my fourth Hogeye. In 2012, it was my first marathon. The course and the hometown location were the familiarity I needed for my first go. In 2013, it was my first run with David – now a regular running partner, and part 2 of Half-a-palooza 2013. And it was Becky’s first half marathon. […]

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Monkey See, Monkey Run :: The Legacy of Cow Paddy

The Cow Paddy is special. Four years ago it was my first race, and since that first Cow Paddy, I’ve been back every year to run my sentimental favorite — the race that started all this running and racing nonsense. This year, The Cow Paddy was an all-new kind of special. Colt has started running […]

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Mommy and Me Mileage

I am beaming. That write-up is in this month’s Peekaboo Magazine. And in fact, he’s not just running the Kids’ Hogeye Marathon in April — we’re also planning to run the Cow Paddy together this Friday. Two races! He has a race SCHEDULE. For the Hogeye, the kids log 25 miles between now and then, […]

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