Category Archives: race report

Yes

I’m still alive. You would think that I’ve run out of fodder, given my absence from the blogging world. And no, it’s not even because I’m that busy. Since I’ve last written, I’ve firmly crossed the threshold into middle-age (yep, … Continue reading

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71,793

Just in case you were wondering, that’s how many steps are in a 50k. On April 2, my partner in crime and I set off for Hardwick, NJ to participate in the NJ Ultra Fest 50k as part of our … Continue reading

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Satisfaction

There is something particularly satisfying about the day after Thanksgiving. The house is clean. There’s pie for breakfast. Since we’ve never been a “black friday” family, there’s no fear of getting trampled in the wee hours of the morning trying to … Continue reading

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H is for…

Hartford Where I bought this Huge ball of yarn (stay tuned, the resulting project will be fabulous, I promise) and ran the Half marathon! I approached this race ambivalently.  After the awfulness of Jersey City and the resulting appearance of some … Continue reading

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13.meh

When life throws you lemons, make lemonade? Well, only when the weather and your GI tract cooperate… Today was the Newport Liberty Half Marathon.  I’ve got two races this fall in my effort to reach that sub 2 goal, and this … Continue reading

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The take-away

Tonight was my 2nd race of the week–The Sunset Classic, a 5 miler in a neighboring town.  It was not as great as my 5k on Sunday, but since it was my first 5 miler, it’s a PR by default. … Continue reading

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Yeah! Juneathon!

Woot! Juneathon! I kicked off my 3rd celebration of exercise and excuses by trading in my scheduled 9 mile long run for a 5k. Hmmm.  Excuses already on the first day? But when a fellow running club member mentioned a not-so-far … Continue reading

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Indy Mini-meh

  2:07:56.  I think this counts as that ‘one step back’ in that continuum of two steps forward. Disappointed? A little, but not really.  That I had a “bad” race and still finished with my 2nd fastest half time ever is … Continue reading

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Comparison

is the death of joy, according to Mark Twain. This past weekend I traveled to Virginia Beach for their annual Shamrock Marathon/Half Marathon. I went alone, but met up with about 20 members of my running club, the majority of … Continue reading

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It dawned on me

this morning, as a coworker asked “how are you?” and yet again I replied, “good, but tired,” that nobody actually ever answers that question with “oh, very well rested, thank you.” There’s no reason for me to be tired. I’ve … Continue reading

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