Category Archives: Digressions

Digressions: The Race is the Reward

I was running a penalty lap at the biathlon when it occurred to me: the race is the reward. At this little event in New Hampshire there were no prizes and few bragging rights, just the potential for improvement. When … Continue reading

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Digressions: Heels + Hips = Frustration

This morning they are running against Melanoma, and I sit here typing.   Grrr!   A week ago, I wrote about how after a race and a two-hour drive, my hips had tightened up to a degree I didn’t think … Continue reading

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Digressions: Setting a Bad Example for the Kids?

While out running tonight, I saw a group of young boys on their bikes and scooters waiting to cross the road. They were half way out into the cross walk as a pick up truck came cruising down the street, … Continue reading

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Digression: Why I Don’t Do Marathons.

When it comes to be a runner, it can sometimes seem like a marathon is the only valid race to do. I went to the Runner’s World Web site to read an article about why the 5K is awesome. But … Continue reading

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Running, Resolutions, and Body Image: We Don’t Look Like That

It is New Year’s resolution season, so I want to take a moment to talk about how we see ourselves. Many people take up running and set a 5K as a goal because they want to lose weight and look … Continue reading

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Introduction — Going This Distance (The 5-K)

This blog is for all the 5-K runners who want to make running part of their lives without making running their whole lives, race on the weekend, and have some fun. Whether you are a runner who is working up … Continue reading

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