admissions: on cupcakes and training

Last Friday as I was gathering up Zoe’s lunch and jacket and urging her to get her shoes on and trying to locate her water bottle that’s always missing, I stopped in the middle of the living room and groaned. Dammit. What’s wrong? Christian asked. And I explained that since Sunday was Zoe’s birthday, today would […]

grumpy running. now with more swearing!

Saturday night I went to bed all grumpy because I knew that even though Sunday was my sleep in day, I would eventually have to get up and run 6 miles. And I was not excited about running 6 miles. I feel really apathetic this time around. The good thing about training for a second […]

how NOT to run with your iPhone

This weekend was overcast and cold – like two pairs of pants cold. Saturday we had soccer and a fire in the fireplace and napping, so Sunday I decided I had better go for a run to get my muscles going and work off some of the Christmas-wrapped Hershey Kisses I downed, cold, misty weather be […]

Yes, please, bring all the ailments

I am currently suffering from ginormous snot globules stuck in my face (cedar fever) and excruciating back/leg/butt pain (sciatica). My days look something like this: Wake up. Attempt to sniffle, but nose is completely blocked. Smack completely dry lips around cottony mouth and take a swig of water that almost helps the parch. Swallow water, which […]

In which I freeze and sweat at the same time

It has been a chilly weekend here in Austin. Laugh all you want, my northern friends, but we Texans just aren’t built for this. Give us below freezing temps and a little precipitation, and the whole city practically shuts down. School started 2 hours later than usual on Friday, and Zoe’s school was cancelled altogether. […]

14 tips to pass the time on that long run

Some friends of mine are training for half marathons! YAY! Go, gurls! Then one admitted that after going for a 3 mile run, she couldn’t imagine running 13. Not because she physically didn’t think she could do it, but because it was so. damn. boring. I get that. Training for a half is tedious, intimidating, […]

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