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I’m Not Sure I Remember How To Do This

Well, 22 miles turned out to be 17. It was cold and rainy. I had eaten only a couple of real meals since Monday. My digestive tract was still wonky. But Christy — who is coming off a sprained ankle to run Boston — and I pounded out 17 miles. At about mile 14 I […]

It Wouldn’t Be Peak Week If Everything Went Well

This week: We have watched “Frozen” a couple of times. We have watched “The Incredibles” a couple of times. Little Miss has made herself very comfortable around the refrigerator. Squish has been very comfortable playing Zombie Tsunami on the iPad. And I have gotten . . . not so comfortable lying on the couch and […]

Just Doing My Best

I’m in my 4th week of Boston Marathon training and I’ve hardly said a word about it. Huh. Let’s fix that, shall we? As I near the end of the first quarter of training these are my thoughts: I’m totally killing this . . . except when I’m not. I should be happy just to […]


Never have the hills that define my hometown felt so wonderful as they did on Saturday morning. We flew into Utah late Friday night on a flight I will say was not the best one I’ve ever taken (two spills, two fingers squished in the tray/table door, two times rocking Little Miss to sleep, one […]

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 […]

Wardrobe Malevolence

I decided to wear the anti-mom outfit on Mother’s Day. You know, the kind with the super cute skirt that restricts my stride just enough to make it slightly annoying – but completely bearable because, well, it’s super cute. And the heels that I can walk well enough in, but only because I brought another […]

Changing Pace

My water bottle has been a little bit of a lifesaver this week. Not for it’s helpfulness in keeping me hydrated, of course, but for it’s cylindrical shape and it’s hardness. Stainless steal is the way to go, I believe, when the foam roller just isn’t cutting it any more. Who needs a rolling pin […]

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 […]

This Week in Marathon Training

And we’re down to the last week of training. This time next week I’ll be posting a recap of the race, going over things that went well and things that maybe did not go so well. I hope there are fewer of the latter than the former. I didn’t run a lot last week. The […]

This Week in Marathon Training

Ah. Last week before the taper. I knew it had to be a good one. The trick was my knee, which, as you may recall, has been a little stiff. I think it’s my IT band, and I think this happens every time I train for a big race. I’m not super worried about it, […]

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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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