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Some Kickin’ Cute Clothes from Kicky Baby

Sharra first told me that she was coming up with a line of children’s clothes last fall as we were running through the park with our kids in the strollers, as we do nearly every week. I hadn’t known that she was a fashion designer/seamstress. I knew she was a runner, a cyclist, a yogi. […]

On the Streets

Yesterday . . . I was feeling overwhelmed. The fridge was almost empty, library books were due, there was writing to be done and get-togethers to schedule, and in my rush to get the errands done before school pickup, well, I “didn’t have time” to tell myself to breathe. As I biked over the bridge, […]

Baby, It’s Cold Out There

The irony was not lost on me. Yesterday morning, as I typed up a soon-to-be-published post for Babble about how I learned to love running in the cold last winter while training for Boston, I simultaneously tried to rationalize skipping my planned run with a friend. Snow was in the forecast, and with temperatures in […]

It’s Party Time

I never thought I’d say this. Never. But . . . I kind of miss waking up early to go running. Or at least having the option to run, by myself, before the kids were up. In the week since Manchild started school, which simultaneously stole my early morning run and gave me back the […]

My Community of Runners

First! The winner of the Disney Baby Giveaway is commenter Beth who said, “I would love to win this as I have a baby shower to go to!” Congrats Beth! I’ll be in touch, and I hope your shower-ee loves this stuff as much as we do! Thanks to everyone who participated. And second: community. […]

On Running Fast and Running With Friends

Just to be clear: there’s no need for speed. Not always, anyway. It’s true that on weekday mornings, when I get out the door later than I’d planned and I’ve got to be back so Micah can leave for work, I’m in no mood to dawdle. Getting as many miles as I can in is […]

Invisible Miles

I did take a break from thinking of /talking about/looking at our new bike to put in a couple of miles last weekend. Actually, it was 9 miles. I hadn’t set out to do that many. I was hoping for 6 and was prepared to be happy with that – even though I generally like […]

The Best Kind of Distractions

Distractions are sometimes nice and sometimes necessary. It’s really nice when those distractions keep you so busy that you don’t have time to worry about the things that are bothering you. It’s even better if those distractions and that busyness comes from spending time with some of your favorite people. And walking around the city. […]

Gift Ideas for Runners

I’ve had a couple of thoughtful people ask me for gift ideas to contratulate friends on finishing their first race, or a new distance, or a race that is important or significant for any reason. This is obviously a brilliant idea and I love it. It’s taken me much too long to do this, but […]

Love in Little Things

I feel loved when someone sends me an article or a recipe they think I will enjoy, or tells me something they think my kids would like. I feel loved when someone asks me to do something small for them – to watch one of their kids for a minute while they change a diaper. […]

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Booking It

  • The Little Prince
    March 1st, 2013 | 2:28 pm

    the little princeI’m reading this with the boys. My first time. It’s amazing people. So good I almost want to cry sometimes.

  • Love 2.0
    January 28th, 2013 | 9:44 pm

    lovefredricksonLoved these thoughts on love. May have to get my hands on a copy of the book.

     

  • Maurice and Terry and Christoph
    January 7th, 2013 | 10:37 pm

    What can go wrong in a mash-up of Maurice Sendak, Terry Gross, and Christoph Niemann? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Click here to see.

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