Category Archives: Running

Girtle.

I’m excited for my first backpacking trip. I don’t feel very nervous. I tell myself it’s just walking. I have a failed track record at running. My attempt at skiing was unsuccessful. But walking? That’s something I have proven I can do for 29 years now. I’m aware that there is a 30 pound pack that must be carried while

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Born to Ride.

photo from: http://nytshirtstore.spreadshirt.com/born-to-ride-A4615157 Several months ago after reading Christopher McDougall’s bestselling book, Born to Run, I decided I hadn’t given running a fair shot. I read the book and McDougall made me a believer. Not only was I born to run, but I was born to run with almost no cushioning between my foot and the brutal terrain.  I begged running for forgiveness and cloaked

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I’m Running.

Maybe it really is the new shoes. They’ve stopped my joints from aching at night. They’ve kept my hips from seizing during runs. My arches have stopped cramping when I finish. They’ve changed my form, built new muscles, and now I’m just waiting for them to start cleaning my house. Maybe it’s because I’ve stopped comparing running to giving birth.

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The end of an affair

I started running semi-regularly last May. Which means me and running are quickly approaching our one year anniversary. We’ve actually had an on-again, off-again style relationship for many years now, but this was the first time we’d ever gotten serious. In this past 8 months I’ve ran in 4 races, including two 10Ks. I’ve learned that running partners are one

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