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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To Make the Best Better

I pined for a horse my entire childhood. I drew pictures of myself with my black and white Paint pony named Dakota, I scoured the Classifieds every weekend, and I dreamed of wearing rhinestones and unnecessarily large belt buckles as a barrel-racing rodeo queen.  But it didn’t matter how many hours I spent studying those […]

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Ok, Little Rock. We’re even.

On the drive down from Fayetteville on Saturday, I re-read my account of last year’s Little Rock experience. And as the snowy, icy winter weather flew by outside our car window, these words I wrote a year ago rang truer than ever: That’s part of the deal with marathons. You sign up to run in […]

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What I learned from my “Wear Color” phase

I wear a lot of black. Like, a lot. My sister once mocked me by customizing a black t-shirt for me bearing the phrase: I’m only wearing black until they make something darker. That was 15 years ago, and my tastes haven’t changed much. When I sat down to capture my Life List a few […]

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