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Race Report: Gabriella’s Cupcake 5K 2021

Woohoo! It’s my first in-person 5K since the pandemic began! A special new milestone! Last year, I signed up for the Gabriella’s Cupcake 5K because a hiking friend of mine told me about it. There was a group of us … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Miscellany

It’s been one of those weeks where so many health/fitness things happened, none of them worth their own post, and I don’t really have much else to say, so here’s a bunch of mini-things. Endocrinologist: I finally had my specialist … Continue reading

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Race Report: ASPCA Virtual 5K

Last fall, I signed up for my last virtual 5K of 2020, to benefit the ASPCA. The 5K was meant to be done any time before December 31st. But as you might remember, I had some kind of injury in … Continue reading

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Race Report: Dia de los Muertos (Virtual) 5K

When I signed up for the Dia de los Muertos Night Run 5K, it was still an in-person event. Of course, it had to go virtual as you might expect, and so back in September, they sent out our swag … Continue reading

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Race Report: Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run (Virtual) 5K

It doesn’t appear that Covid is going to allow any in-person races any time soon, so even though I’m not the hugest fan of the virtual thing, I decided to run a few this fall. First up on my list … Continue reading

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Summer Break Quarantine Goals Wrap-up

Back in May, I decided to make a “summer break” set of goals – a bit of irony during a quarantine period where my kids had been home full time since early March and will likely remain so for the … Continue reading

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Run to the Finish, by Amanda Brooks (audio)

Subtitled: The Everyday Runner’s Guide to Avoiding Injury, Ignoring the Clock, and Loving the Run This is a nonfiction book about being a “middle of the pack” runner: how to enjoy being an average runner while avoiding injury, burnout, and … Continue reading

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Race Report: Gabriella’s Cupcake 5K (Virtual) + Personal Milestone

This was the last 5K that I signed up for in 2020 before the plague took over. It was meant to be a non-virtual race in May that I was walking with Jason and several hiking friends. Then the event … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Two Miles

When I made my goals for 2020, the biggest was focused on running. I wanted to really commit to running this year the way I did back in 2011-2013. Back then, I completed Couch to 5K in my living room … Continue reading

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April 2020 in Review

Gah it’s been a tough month. April is nearly always a tough month for me because this is when the weather starts to transition into “summer” (aka “torture”) and we start hitting temps in the 90s and above. This year … Continue reading

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