Monthly Archives: May 2012

Winning the negotiation

I’m spending the Memorial Day weekend and the next few days at my aunts’ and Grandma’s house in the Arkansas Ozarks. I had my last long run of this training season to do, and yesterday was the day I got … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day

Working for a newspaper in a place like Northwest Indiana, where many young men and women join the military after high school, the dead soldier stories were far too common. I consider myself lucky because I only had to do … Continue reading

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The enemy

With every marathon I have trained for, there’s always been at least one disastrous run. I thought I would get off lucky this time around as every run has been great. Most have even been spectacular. Then this weekend happened. … Continue reading

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What time is it?

It’s Taper Time!!! It’s hard to believe I am officially trained for a marathon. It seems like too short a period of time. While I’ve felt strong with each run, including the 21-miler I did Sunday, I can’t help but … Continue reading

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The theories and science behind race-day clothing choices

Since the Spanx-wearing incident, I’ve had quite a few folks say to me that I should consider wearing the Spanx on race day. Don’t worry, I’m not actually considering it, but it got me to thinking about race day attire … Continue reading

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Running friends to the rescue

With the exception of yesterday’s long run, this week of training was a big, fat fail. I felt uninspired, unmotivated and just an overall sense of blah most of the week. I was also dealing with some cramping and pain … Continue reading

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The difference between living in and living through a moment

I’ve always been sort of a “live in the moment” type person. Not only do I try to enjoy every last bit of a good experience, I also handle stressful days or situations in a similar way. But in stressful … Continue reading

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