Tag Archives: Running

2012 Resolutions Check-In (February)

Time to face the music about my monthly progress toward my 2012 Resolutions…. Warning: This will not be pretty. 1.) Do something about the fact that I barely speak any Italian, despite having lived in Italy for over two years. … Continue reading

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2012 Resolutions Check-In (January)

It is the last day of the month, time to come clean about my progress toward my three resolutions for 2012… 1.) Do something about the fact that I barely speak any Italian, despite having lived in Italy for over … Continue reading

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My 2012 Resolutions

Happy New Year Everyone! While I absolutely hate New Year’s Eve celebrations (the forced festive atmosphere and overpriced drinks piss me off), I love making New Year Resolutions.  Sometimes I succeed with my resolutions and sometimes they are forgotten by … Continue reading

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Winter Running

When I am running down a long country road with no cars or people in sight, feeling the slight burn in my chest as winter air enters my lungs, I feel strong and healthy. Unfortunately, the combination of long hours … Continue reading

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On Failure

My photo storing program crashed during my road trip and for the past few weeks I have been on a mission to make sure all of my pictures have been saved.  In a way, the system crash was a stroke … Continue reading

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Why I Run Hills

I can’t run fast, and I can’t run long distances, but I can run hills. I didn’t always love to run hills, in fact, I used to avoid hills as much as possible during my runs.  But then I realized … Continue reading

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Books I’m Reading: Second Wind; One Woman’s Midlife Quest to Run Seven Marathons on Seven Continents

I’m not just a slow runner, I’m Struggling Runner. Every run for me is a fight. Before I leave the house I have to put forth real effort not to take off my shoes and watch tv instead.  During every … Continue reading

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Nobody Cares How Fast You Run

For the past couple of weeks I have been avoiding my running shoes.  It started with just one missed run.  I didnt wake up in time to go for a quick jog before meeting my friends so I blew it … Continue reading

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My ultimate running goal

So, now that I have proven to myself that I can run more than 20 minutes in a row without bursting into flames I am planning on running a 10K next.  If anyone is thinking about taking up running there … Continue reading

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My First 5K!!

Today I ran my first 5K!  A 5K is 3.11 miles (and I think 5K sounds more impressive than 3.11 miles).  Actually, today I ran the whole way through my first voluntary 5K.  When I was in the military we … Continue reading

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