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Weekly Retrospective, Wanderlust Edition

It’s been years since I put polish on my fingernails. Years. So I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that the moment I have someone who actually knows what they’re doing have a go at them, I ruin them within 5 minutes. Bummer. It’s such a nice color, too. Ah well. Life is like that. And […]

Weekly Retrospective

All of our wildest dreams have (sort of) come true. It was just a few months ago, it seems, that we were dreaming of a family bike. In our imagination, there was a seat on the front for Little Miss, a seat on the back for Squish, Manchild would sit on the cargo rack and […]

I’m a Broken Record

I had hoped that by a month after Boston I’d be good as new. Well, I hoped that by a week after Boston I’d be good as new, but I realized that wasn’t going to happen by Mile 3 of 26.2. And then I hoped that if I just took it slow, rolled my IT […]

We’re Trying Not To Be the Worst

“There’s nothing worse than a weak-butted runner.” Nothing. A weak-butted runner is the worst. Or so I’m told by the man who hosts the workout video Micah and I dragged ourselves out of bed for at 6:00am on a Monday morning to participate in. And after 20 or so minutes of jumpsquats, plyometric lunges, rotating […]

Run Swim Bike Cook 2013: Ironman Meets Ironchef

It’s here, people! It’s here. February. I know you’ve been looking forward to it because nothing is more exciting, more enjoyable, more fun than . . . the doldrums of winter. You’ve been looking forward to this gray, cold, wetness since August, and now it’s finally here! Hooray . . . ? Okay, maybe not. […]

This Week in Marathon Training

We all have our limits. I may (or may not) be able to wake up before the sun three days a week. I may not blink an eye before going out to run in the rain (though sometimes I blink several times in an effort to blink the rain away). I may, occasionally, forgo a […]

Practice, Practice, Practice

The physical education portion of our homeschool is one of our most consistent classes. Riding bikes around the block 4 times in row counts as phys ed, right? It’s perfect because the boys blow off energy, and all I have to do is tell them how far ahead of me they can ride. To the […]

Powder Puff

Did I tell you about the time, last week, when I played Powder Puff football with some friends? It was pretty intense. And awesome. Mostly, we didn’t know what we were doing. But we pretended we did. And by the end we looked almost like we did know what we were doing. Almost. But even […]

Getting Over Betrayals and Mental Hurdles

Katy asks a good question: I’ve been off running for entirely too long, with some back issues. I’m finding myself too scared to start again, because I fear I’ll re-injure myself. Any tips on getting over an injury mental hurdle? I think this isapplicable to so many situations in our lives. There are things that we […]

Staying in Shape Through Pregnancy: Prepping for Labor

Last Friday afternoon I practiced some of my labor “exercises” for the first time this pregnancy. Relaxation exercises, to be specific. The kind in which I lie on the couch and see how close I can get to falling asleep without actually being asleep, visualize my body opening like a flower, and “breathe the baby […]

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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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